Welcome to SCHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS by J.H.McCoy. This website will give you information about a variety of topics: nature, literature, history, and astronomy. The ARCHIVES contains some of my articles from THE MINDEN CITY HERALD. The last two pages are a tribute to my mother, Gloria (Schock) McCoy (1923-2013) - the journal she wrote on our 1977 trip out West can be found in WRITING/GSM. It is my hope that you will always find something interesting and informative on this website and that you will visit often. Please sign the guest book, and thank you for stopping by.
J.H. (John Herbert) McCoy
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LONG NIGHT'S MOON
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THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK **
** With apologies to Washington Irving and THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. (1819-1820).
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THE "BURN BOSS" IN THE WHITE HELMET
from THE OLD TEACHER'S ALMANAC (VIDEO)
++ all photos in THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK are unedited ++
"THE QUESTION IS NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT BUT WHAT YOU SEE."
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817 -1862)
"THE LEGEND LIVES ON...."
ROOSEVELT ARCH - NORTH ENTRANCE - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
COYOTE OBLIGES - WOLVES TOO FAR AWAY
SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP
AROUND MICHIGAN'S THUMB
DEC. 5 MARTIN VAN BUREN, 1782, 8TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID.
DEC. 5 GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, 1839, ARMY OFFICER
DEC. 5 WALT DISNEY, 1901, FILMMAKER, DISNEYLAND
DEC. 6 JOYCE KILMER, 1886, POET, "TREES"
DEC. 8 JAMES THURBER, 1894, HUMORIST / "WALTER MITTY"
DEC. 9 JOHN MILTON, POET, 1608, "PARADISE LOST"
DEC. 10 EMILY DICKINSON, 1830, AMERICAN POET
DEC, 12 FRANK SINATRA, 1915, SINGER, GLORIA'S FAVORITE
DEC. 16 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, 1770, CLASSIC COMPOSER
DEC. 19 SIR WILLIAM PARRY, 1790, ARCTIC EXPLORER
DEC. 24 KIT CARSON, 1809, FRONTIERSMAN, EXPLORER
DEC. 28 WOODROW WILSON, 1856, 28TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID. DEC. 29 ANDREW JOHNSON, 1808, 17TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID.
DEC. 30 RUDYARD KIPLING, 1865, "THE JUNGLE BOOK"
DEC. 31 JOHN DENVER, 1943, "ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH"
"BUFFALO JAM" ON THE ROAD TO LAMAR VALLEY
A COYOTE STROLLS PAST THE WOLF WATCHERS
DISAPPEARING INTO THE SAGEBRUSH
CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER - SNOW ON THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS
FROSTY MORNING - THE TETONS - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
SNOW FALLING IN GROS VENTRE CAMPGROUND
"ONLY THE ROCKS LIVE FOREVER"
(CENTENNIAL, JAMES A. MICHENER)
BLACKBIRDS & THE EARLY SNOWSTORM (11/6/19)
"December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.... December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, which began in March. The winter days following December were not included as part of any month. Later, the months of January and February were created out of the monthless period and added to the beginning of the calendar, but December retained its name." Wikipedia
DECEMBER 7 - PEARL HARBOR DAY
"...A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY...."
FIRST DAY OF WINTER
(SHORTEST DAY / LONGEST NIGHT)
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Harbor Beach, MI 48441
FROST-COVERED MOOSE FROM THE COMFORT OF THE TRUCK CAMPER
ALSO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - GROS VENTRE CAMPGROUND
ASPENS - PEBBLE CREEK CAMPGROUND - LAMAR VALLEY
**2017 PICTURES FROM YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS IN PHOTOS
FRUITA IS ON HIGHWAY 24 BETWEEN HANKSVILLE AND TORREY, UTAH
MORMON SCHOOL HOUSE, 1896
IN THE 1880S, MORMONS ESTABLISHED THE SMALL SETTLEMENT OF FRUITA AT
THE CONFLUENCE OF THE FREMONT RIVER AND SULPHUR CREEK. THEY BUILT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS AND PLANTED FRUIT TREES.
THE TREES AND A FEW BUILDINGS REMAIN, BUT THEY ARE GONE.
THE AREA BECAME A NATIONAL MONUMENT IN 1937.
(FOR PHOTOS OF OTHER UTAH ATTRACTIONS,GOBLIN VALLEY S.P. & DINOSAUR N.M., GO TO NEWS & VIEWS)
HISTORIC ORCHARDS CONTAIN OVER 3,OOO TREES
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MY WEBSITE IN 2019!
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