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Tracks in Time, E6804
"Tracks In Time"<br />
 High Bridge over Deer Creek,<br />
Delphi, Indiana<br />
2009<br />
An easy, 1-mile hike along the old Monon Trail, part of the Delphi trail system, will bring you to High Bridge.  The abandoned rail bridge crosses over Deer Creek, that James Whitcomb Riley wrote about in his poem “On the banks o' Deer Crick.”  <br />
A story from a Delphi historian pointed out how, back in the 1920’s, this Dear Creek Valley was proposed to be a state park.  However, when the Great Depression hit, that idea fell through.  So, when you walk out to the middle of the span, if you can handle heights, you’ll have a fine view of this beautiful valley along with Whistler Woods , an adjacent NICHES Land Trust preserve.   <br />
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"Tracks"<br />
Poem by Elaine McConnell<br />
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Tracks<br />
Going away or going to<br />
Somewhere known or somewhere new.<br />
<br />
Tracks<br />
Lines so close, but fade afar<br />
Closeness and distance, like the stars.<br />
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Rails to nowhere<br />
Not unlike my mind<br />
Thoughts to guide and unwind.<br />
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High Bridge, a bridge no more<br />
Holds the tracks above the woods<br />
Enables eyes to view nature's goods.<br />
<br />
Black and white,<br />
Is it real?<br />
Are there shades or gray, or is it steel?<br />
<br />
Eyes can see what they want<br />
Tracks that come or tracks that go<br />
Only my mind is to know.<br />
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4 x 5 Large Format Film