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    Default July 8 Milwaukee search image 10 verse 8

    I spent 2 hours searching the Milwaukee site today.
    There are:
    two sets of different stairways
    two Lion bridges (the lighthouse is between them)
    two paths (one leading from each bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. Dr.)
    two areas to search at the end of each path.

    Both paths are approximately the same distance
    (about 100 of my steps to the grassy area on Lincoln Memorial Dr.)
    One of the paths is made of "soil and stones" while the other
    is made of "soil and timbers".

    I could not find any "letter of the country of wonderstone's hearth".
    I looked for letters carved in the tree.


    I am more inclined to agree with Forest Blight and company
    that the "Tall Proud 5th" is the tree where they first dug.
    To "see" it is to KNOW that it is TALL, STRAIGHT and PROUD. (about 16 feet in circumference now)
    The leaves are "teardrop-shaped" like other birches, even though
    the bark is not like the usually-recognized "paper-birch".
    It may not be a birch...but...
    It also occurred to me that NOT ALL of the 5 trees HAVE to be birches.
    "The first (tree) a young birch"
    "Pass three (more trees) staying west"
    ...
    "a proud tall fifth (tree)"

    My guess is that the casque must have been buried deeper than
    they dug down in May of 2006.

    Maybe I will get a chance to use some rods to "test" for the presence of
    something 2-3 feet down. GPR's are about $200 to rent.
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    This and more was posted on Q4T
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    http://www.quest4treasure.co.uk/foru...topic=3000.135

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    I have acquired two aerial photos from a company that did
    reconstruction on the Lion Bridges. One from 1995 and one
    from 2005. The photo from 1995 is very informative!

    As you can see, the trees on the West side of LMD,
    appear to be growing down to the sidewalk...trees that are
    no longer there. But the sidewalk seems to be in the
    same place...Whether it is the very same sidewalk is not
    known yet. Also note the shoreline is much higher.

    And the multi-trunk trees on the East side of LMD
    do not exist as of 1995...(the trees that may have been
    thought to be clumps of birches...to count to the lamppost
    area.)

    I do believe that we can safely discredit those "clump" trees
    as being the "counting trees".

    I am more convinced now that the trees B. Preiss used, were on
    the West side of LMD.

    I hope to have early photos of the area soon...photos taken by
    the company that did the planning/redesigning of LMD in the
    late 1990's.

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    Default old photos of LMD

    What I found, looking at photos from before reconstruction of LMD in 2000,
    is good news. At least from Aug. 1996 to June 2000, the area around the
    "proud tall 5th" was not greatly changed from what is there now.
    (I do not know if it was changed from 1982-1995.)

    There was no paved walkway leading from the ravine trail out to the road until
    some time after June 2000. The surrounding ground looks very similar back then
    to the way it looks today.

    This area was the most easily recognized from the earlier photos, because of the
    presence of the "proud tall 5th" and its adjacent tree...right by the crosswalk .
    A median has been added to LMD sometime after 2000, but it does not appear that
    the land on the West side of LMD (by the "PT5th") was removed to widen the road.

    This is a photo of the "Tall proud 5th" taken in 1996. The reconstruction
    on LMD began in 1999.

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    Default 1996 photo

    It helps if you attach the photo...
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    Default close up tree photo

    I scanned in the photo at high resolution.
    This is what it looks like above the fork in
    the tree trunk...in 1996...and in 2007
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    Default compare tree and image

    I took the photo of the "Tall Proud 5th" from 1996 and
    zoomed in to focus on the tree trunk.

    Cropping the "cape" on image #10 and turning it to the
    same angle, I see a similarity in shape and vertical bark
    pattern.

    Remember, this photo is of the tree 14 years after BP
    buried his box. The younger tree bark would have had
    an even smoother appearance.

    The bark today is much older and more deeply creviced.
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    Default multi-trunk tree foot

    There has been interest in the multi-trunk tree
    that is 100's of yards from the lighthouse area .

    Here is a photo of the southern foot of that clump of trees.

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    Default carved heart

    Pine_Tree saw this heart carved in one trunk
    of the multi-trunk tree. My resolution is good
    enough to see only the heart...but not the
    letters clearly....
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    Default red balls

    These are the red balls seen in image #10.
    They are on the golf course and are visible
    when you are standing by the cut-down birch.

    Makes me think we may need to be nearer the
    golf course, not LMD, looking for our birches.
    (Like Shadowrunner suggested.)

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    Default Lake park golf course

    I am standing on the edge of the
    Lake Park golf course by a place where
    a very large stump was ground out.
    (See the two red balls in the grass?)
    It was not very recently done.
    (Maybe this is why there was no
    stump near the cut birch)

    There is a "path" that leads away
    from the stump headed toward
    the woods...and the cut birch.

    It appears to me that a tree trunk
    was dragged in that direction.

    The path ends before it gets to the
    tree line, so it does not lead directly
    to the cut-birch. (Which is about 40 ft.
    away from the ground out stump)

    If this is the place the TP5th stood when
    BP buried his box, it would have been
    much easier for him to not be seen, rather than
    right on LMD.

    I will post more pictures on Webshots.
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