"Flagstaff and Gene Shoemaker" Flagstaff by daarth

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Meteor Crater, Flagstaff
  • Last visit to Flagstaff: Jan 1989
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 7, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I had heard about this and am happy to finally read about it. I worked at the Circle K just below the plaza shopping center. Gene used to come in at night on his way to the observatory or USGS, or in the morning on his way to a "normal" day, and get a coffee. He always had a smile. This was many years ago of course, pre-9/11, but he would say come up and I'll show you what we're doing. What a time when a teenager could just drive up to the observatory and knock on the back door and get the show of a lifetime, anytime he wanted. One of my best friends who I took out there ended up a computer scientist and math major at NAU and today works at USGS in imaging. Gene was one of the main reasons for that I'm sure of it. He was one of a kind.

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    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    fascinating - great pics!

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    Jun 12, 2005 at 8:58 PM

    neat pictures - it is cool what nature can do!

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    May 8, 2003 at 6:39 PM

    Great page and amazing pictures!!

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    Nov 1, 2002 at 10:37 AM

    Interesting how someone could miss that large crater, eh? :-)) Thanks for dropping by Montana David....

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    Jun 20, 2002 at 2:33 AM

    missed it! found flagstaff dangerously fascinating

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    Jun 3, 2002 at 12:43 AM

    Great page,a nd nice tribute to Shoemaker!

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    May 16, 2002 at 2:58 PM

    Great page, very interesting. We missed the crater!

  • Mar 21, 2002 at 3:17 AM

    What a great page! awesome pics!

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    Mar 18, 2002 at 1:47 PM

    Very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!


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