balint-uni: Though I understand the importance of wood as a source of building material, fuel or even as livelihood as many, it still makes me sad seeing a tree about to be fell.
russefaux: How old are YOU?
Trentacop: No way that old timer is taking that tree down manually in 1885. Maybe he wanted a photo with the only living thing older than him in the whole forest.
manginahunter1970: I didnt even know there was old growth forest over the Midwest? I flee from portland to Kentucky in the daylight hours and only saw about 4 trees…
I_am_the_Vanguard: I live in NW Indiana! The fourth tree from the left in the background looks familiar.
44ml: Any idea what all the computer drawn black spots are for? I found four of them.
* Lower left corner. Between corner of photo and his feet.
* Oval directly above his head over the tree behind him.
* Circle with white dot on the other side of the big tree from the oval.
* Circle with a white dash over the bottom of the small tree to the right.
imautoparts: [“Thinking Out Loud”](http://saintjosephrcc.blogspot.com/2017/12/thinking-out-loud-spreading-gospel-of.html) How the son of an Indiana homestead farmer achieved academic and professional glory and led his entire clan into a bright new future.
alabaster106: Funny how humans think nothing of destroying the environment that keeps them alive.