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Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar North says:

    What is that? A water device for moistening the roads? Or some mobile sprinkler doodad?Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain says:

      Keeping the dust from the gravel/dirt roads down.Report

      • Avatar North says:

        Yup. The past is another country.Report

        • Avatar Michael Cain says:

          Or just a few miles away. All but the two geographically-small counties making up Colorado’s Front Range urban corridor include either mountain or plains rural terrain with gravel roads and do dust mitigation. Water is used for short-term control, eg like this. For longer-term control these days, various plant-based binders are added to the water before application. These not only control the dust, but help keep the gravel in place.

          And no, you wouldn’t want to walk behind the truck applying the binders.Report