[meteorite-list] Re: searching Holbrook DeLorme
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:31 2004
So, does the "joke symbol" have any meaning, or am I
missing the "joke"? Why in the Holbrook area?
And likewise, does the lack of a "joke symbol" mean
that the state of Maine has no sense of humor?
--- Paul Gessler <cetuspa_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> Dear List:
> While searching the Holbrook strewn field,
> I have always wondered what the strange symbol on
> page 45 of the Arizona
> Gazetteer topo book was??? If you have this map book
> look on this page,
> it is the page for Hoolbrook and Adamana (Haag's
> Venus stone). Actually
> this strange symbol is just south east of Adamana.
> For those of you who
> don't have a Gazetteer (I own one for every state I
> hunt meteorites in)
> I'll describe the symbol. It is not listed in the
> legend. The symbol is
> a spotted BULL FROG with a cowboy hat.
> Very strange!
> I contacted DeLorme and they sent me this reply:
> Mr. Gessler;
> Thank you for your interest in our products.
> You have found our joke symbol. Each state atlas
> except Maine includes a
> unique symbol significant to the area. In Arizona,
> the symbol is a Great
> Horned Toad, which is a reptile (yes, reptile)
> indiginous to the area.
> Thank you for your patronage, and happy meteorite
> Tracy Phillips
> Has anyone else noticed this? and has anyone else
> come across the other
> states "Joke symbols"???
> Please let the list know.
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Received on Mon 04 Dec 2000 04:18:21 PM PST