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Time For a Rest At The Camp Buell State Historical Site.  “ …. I suddenly notice the land here has flattened into a Euclidian plane. Not a hill, not a bump anywhere. This means we have entered the Red River Valley. We will soon be into the Dakotas. ....  “  Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Chris, Bob 1st day. N. D. --This is the picture that everyone sees in black and white. It was first sent to the English publisher, Bodley Head. They put it on their jacket and everyone picked it up from there. The location is a rest stop in North Dakota on the way to Oakes at about 5 or 6 PM during the first day out. The storm described in Chap. 3 was fictional." [[[It has been a long day in the direct sun. Notice red of severe sunburn on Mr. Pirsig's hands and face. After much search effort Gary Wegner finally found that this  ZMM Rest Area photo was taken just South of]]] Milner, ND. Click on box = Camp Buell Milnor after you click here for map on Gary Wegner's Site.  On 7 September, 2006, I visited this Picnic Table and Canopy. As my photos for ZMM Part I shows, the Buell State Park is most certainly the place Mr. Pirsig's above photo was taken in July 1968. My Part I photos will have more info re Mr. Wegner's search to find this site. If you have more information, Please click here to contact me by email, telephone, or U. S. Mail. Thanks.  HSG ]]]  ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; A. CB360_~l.TIF .  ...... ZMM Page = ~025 ...... WayPt = 17i)
Time For a Rest At The Camp Buell State Historical Site.
…. I suddenly notice the land here has flattened into a Euclidian plane. Not a hill, not a bump anywhere. This means we have entered the Red River Valley. We will soon be into the Dakotas. ....
Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Chris, Bob 1st day. N. D. --This is the picture that everyone sees in black and white. It was first sent to the English publisher, Bodley Head. They put it on their jacket and everyone picked it up from there. The location is a rest stop in North Dakota on the way to Oakes at about 5 or 6 PM during the first day out. The storm described in Chap. 3 was fictional." [[[It has been a long day in the direct sun. Notice red of severe sunburn on Mr. Pirsig's hands and face. After much search effort Gary Wegner finally found that this ZMM Rest Area photo was taken just South of]]] Milner, ND. Click on box = Camp Buell Milnor after you click here for map on Gary Wegner's Site. On 7 September, 2006, I visited this Picnic Table and Canopy. As my photos for ZMM Part I shows, the Buell State Park is most certainly the place Mr. Pirsig's above photo was taken in July 1968. My Part I photos will have more info re Mr. Wegner's search to find this site. If you have more information, Please click here to contact me by email, telephone, or U. S. Mail. Thanks. HSG ]]]
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The Cycles Are Heavily Packed. It's Going To Be A Long Trip!  [Start Chapter 3] “By the time we are out of the Red River Valley the storm clouds are everywhere and almost upon us. .. John and I have discussed the situation in Breckenridge and decided to keep going until we have to stop.  “  Just South of Milnor,
SD.  Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Sylvia, Chris, John 1st day N.D. --Same location as A."  [[[Although it has been a long day, Chris doesn't look tired. He is holding a pair of binoculars, and is ready for action!   After much search effort Gary Wegner finally found that this ZMM Rest Area photo was taken on Rt  13, just South of Milnor.]]] Milner,ND. Click on box = Camp Buell Milnor ND after you click here for map on Gary Wegner's Site.  On 7 September, 2006, I visited this site where a small portion of a picnic Canopy is seen above at upper right. My photos for ZMM Part I show this same scenery, and thus prove the Buell State Park is most certainly the place Mr. Pirsig's above photo was taken in July 1968. My Part I photos will have more info re Mr. Wegner's search to find this site. If you have more information, Please click here to contact me by email, telephone, or U. S. Mail. Thanks.  HSG ]]]    ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; B. PACKED~1.TIF .  ...... ZMM Page = ~025 ...... WayPt = 17i)
The Cycles Are Heavily Packed. It's Going To Be A Long Trip!
[Start Chapter 3] “By the time we are out of the Red River Valley the storm clouds are everywhere and almost upon us. .. John and I have discussed the situation in Breckenridge and decided to keep going until we have to stop.
Just South of Milnor,
SD.
Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Sylvia, Chris, John 1st day N.D. --Same location as A." [[[Although it has been a long day, Chris doesn't look tired. He is holding a pair of binoculars, and is ready for action! After much search effort Gary Wegner finally found that this ZMM Rest Area photo was taken on Rt 13, just South of Milnor.]]] Milner,ND. Click on box = Camp Buell Milnor ND after you click here for map on Gary Wegner's Site. On 7 September, 2006, I visited this site where a small portion of a picnic Canopy is seen above at upper right. My photos for ZMM Part I show this same scenery, and thus prove the Buell State Park is most certainly the place Mr. Pirsig's above photo was taken in July 1968. My Part I photos will have more info re Mr. Wegner's search to find this site. If you have more information, Please click here to contact me by email, telephone, or U. S. Mail. Thanks. HSG ]]]
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A Hay Stack Like This Is Almost Never Seen These Days. Instead  In This Area of N.D., You Will See Huge Stacked Hay Bales in the Shape of Monster Buildings!   [[[Clearly Pirsig, Chris, John and Sylvia have experienced perfect weather, but this is not what the ZMM Narrative tells us!!]]] “ .... the storm clouds are everywhere and almost upon us. .. John and I have discussed the situation in Breckenridge and decided to keep going until we have to stop. .. That shouldn’t be long now. The sun is gone, the wind is blowing cold, and a wall of differing shades of grey looms around us. It seems huge, overpowering. The prairie here is huge but above it the hugeness of this ominous grey mass ready to descend is frightening. We are traveling at its mercy now. When and where it will come is nothing we can control. All we can do is watch it move in closer and closer. .. Where the darkest grey has come down to the ground, a town that was seen earlier, some small buildings and a water tower, has disappeared. It will be on us soon now. I don’t see any towns ahead and we are just going to have to run for it. “  Just after crossing the border into North Dakota and slightly South of Milnor, ND.  Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Haystack at rest stop N.D. 1st day--Same location as A."   [[[Notice Chris's red hair. You will also see this color in several later photos and apparently this was his actual hair color. Also note jackets; it must have been chilly cycle riding, despite a whole day of crystal clear sky and intense sun as you see here. This fits since the ZMM Narrator tells us the next morning is clear and very cold. Previous two photos have more information and how to view map of this location which is on the opposite side of the road from the previous two photos.]]]  ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; C. HAYSTACK.TIF.  ...... ZMM Page = 025 ...... WayPt = 17i)
A Hay Stack Like This Is Almost Never Seen These Days. Instead In This Area of N.D., You Will See Huge Stacked Hay Bales in the Shape of Monster Buildings!
[[[Clearly Pirsig, Chris, John and Sylvia have experienced perfect weather, but this is not what the ZMM Narrative tells us!!]]] “ .... the storm clouds are everywhere and almost upon us. .. John and I have discussed the situation in Breckenridge and decided to keep going until we have to stop. .. That shouldn’t be long now. The sun is gone, the wind is blowing cold, and a wall of differing shades of grey looms around us. It seems huge, overpowering. The prairie here is huge but above it the hugeness of this ominous grey mass ready to descend is frightening. We are traveling at its mercy now. When and where it will come is nothing we can control. All we can do is watch it move in closer and closer. .. Where the darkest grey has come down to the ground, a town that was seen earlier, some small buildings and a water tower, has disappeared. It will be on us soon now. I don’t see any towns ahead and we are just going to have to run for it.
Just after crossing the border into North Dakota and slightly South of Milnor, ND. Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Haystack at rest stop N.D. 1st day--Same location as A." [[[Notice Chris's red hair. You will also see this color in several later photos and apparently this was his actual hair color. Also note jackets; it must have been chilly cycle riding, despite a whole day of crystal clear sky and intense sun as you see here. This fits since the ZMM Narrator tells us the next morning is clear and very cold. Previous two photos have more information and how to view map of this location which is on the opposite side of the road from the previous two photos.]]]
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The ZMM North Dakota Camping Narrative Was Taken "Right Out of This Photo!"  "We drive down a county road from Lemmon, exhausted, for what seems a long, long time, but can’t be too long because the sun is still above the horizon. The campsite is deserted. Good. But there is less than a half-hour of sun and no energy left. This is the hardest now. .. I try to get unpacked as fast as possible but am so stupid with exhaustion I just set everything by the camp road without seeing what a bad spot it is. Then I see it is too windy. This is a High Plains wind. It is semidesert here, everything burned up and dry except for a lake, a large reservoir of some sort below us. "   Liewellyn Jones Recreation Area, Shadehill Reservoir, SD.  Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Morning Campground, S.D. --This scene is from the beginning of Ch 6 at the campground in South Dakota. The accompanying text is: .. "Later I turn and see John is up and looking at me uncomprehendingly. He is still not really awake, and now walks aimlessly in circles to clear his head. Soon Sylvia is up too and her left eye is all puffed up. I ask her what happened. She says it is from mosquito bites. I begin to collect gear to repack the cycle. John does the same. When this is done we get a fire started while Sylvia opens up packages of bacon and eggs and bread for breakfast."[[[ Detour in new browser frame for my photo at http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album03&id=acz ]]]  ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; D. LUNCHB~I.TIF.  ...... ZMM Page = 050 ...... WayPt = 067w, Pix = 104-0425c)
The ZMM North Dakota Camping Narrative Was Taken "Right Out of This Photo!"
"We drive down a county road from Lemmon, exhausted, for what seems a long, long time, but can’t be too long because the sun is still above the horizon. The campsite is deserted. Good. But there is less than a half-hour of sun and no energy left. This is the hardest now. .. I try to get unpacked as fast as possible but am so stupid with exhaustion I just set everything by the camp road without seeing what a bad spot it is. Then I see it is too windy. This is a High Plains wind. It is semidesert here, everything burned up and dry except for a lake, a large reservoir of some sort below us. "
Liewellyn Jones Recreation Area, Shadehill Reservoir, SD. Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Morning Campground, S.D. --This scene is from the beginning of Ch 6 at the campground in South Dakota. The accompanying text is: .. "Later I turn and see John is up and looking at me uncomprehendingly. He is still not really awake, and now walks aimlessly in circles to clear his head. Soon Sylvia is up too and her left eye is all puffed up. I ask her what happened. She says it is from mosquito bites. I begin to collect gear to repack the cycle. John does the same. When this is done we get a fire started while Sylvia opens up packages of bacon and eggs and bread for breakfast."[[[ Detour in new browser frame for my photo at http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album03&id=acz ]]]
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The Rest Area, Just Like the ZMM Narrative Tells Us!  “At a turnout on the road we stop, take some record photographs to show we have been here and then walk to a little path that takes us out to the edge of a cliff. “   Roadside Rest Area, Beartooth Pass Highway, MT.  Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): John, Chris, Bob at pass--You [HSG] probably will immediately recognize this place on the road from Red Lodge to Cooke City It's in one of your slides.. [[[Note that the colors are all washed out due to high altitude intense sun. For some reason the narrator's "black-blue sky" is not illustrated by Mr. Pirsig's 2 photos taken here. Click here for my Photo of the same parking lot. http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album07&id=106_0613_IMG]]]  ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; E. THEGUY~1.TIF. ...... ZMM Page = 110 ...... WayPt = 135w, Pix = 106-0613)
The Rest Area, Just Like the ZMM Narrative Tells Us!
At a turnout on the road we stop, take some record photographs to show we have been here and then walk to a little path that takes us out to the edge of a cliff.
Roadside Rest Area, Beartooth Pass Highway, MT. Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): John, Chris, Bob at pass--You [HSG] probably will immediately recognize this place on the road from Red Lodge to Cooke City It's in one of your slides.. [[[Note that the colors are all washed out due to high altitude intense sun. For some reason the narrator's "black-blue sky" is not illustrated by Mr. Pirsig's 2 photos taken here. Click here for my Photo of the same parking lot. http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album07&id=106_0613_IMG]]]
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This Photo Does Not Have Bright Sun of the  Previous Picture. Thus It Must Have Been Taken Later Enough For Clouds to Move In.  “ …. and then walk to a little path that takes us out to the edge of a cliff. A motorcycle on the road almost straight down beneath us could hardly be seen from up here. We bundle up more tightly against the cold and continue upward.“   Roadside Rest Area, Beartooth Pass Highway, MT. > Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Chris, John, Sylvia at Pass--Same location as E.  ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; .  ...... ZMM Page = 110 ...... WayPt = 135w, Pix = 106-0613)
This Photo Does Not Have Bright Sun of the Previous Picture. Thus It Must Have Been Taken Later Enough For Clouds to Move In.
…. and then walk to a little path that takes us out to the edge of a cliff. A motorcycle on the road almost straight down beneath us could hardly be seen from up here. We bundle up more tightly against the cold and continue upward.
Roadside Rest Area, Beartooth Pass Highway, MT. > Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Chris, John, Sylvia at Pass--Same location as E.
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Gennie DeWeese, Fish, and Deck, DeWeese Home, July 1968.  “ …. and then, from where the deck disappears around the corner of the house, suddenly comes Gennie DeWeese with a tray of beer cans. She is a painter too and, I’m suddenly aware, a quick comprehender and already there’s a shared smile over the artistic economy of grabbing a can of beer instead of her hand, ....  “  DeWeese Home, Cotton Wood Canyon, Gallatin Gateway, MT. > Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Gennie DeWeese and neighbor's boy.--This is how Gennie looked in the summer of '68. The scene is described in Chap. 14 where Gennie says, "Some neighbors just came over with a mess of trout for dinner. I'm so pleased." I try to think of something appropriate to say, but just nod." .. Gennie told me later she would never have said a thing like that, but it was too late to change it. [[[Click Here for my photo at this location http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album07&id=108_0819_IMG ]]]  ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig; G. TROUTD~1.TIF ...... ZMM Page = 138 ...... WayPt = 197w, Pix = 108-0816 & 0819)
Gennie DeWeese, Fish, and Deck, DeWeese Home, July 1968.
…. and then, from where the deck disappears around the corner of the house, suddenly comes Gennie DeWeese with a tray of beer cans. She is a painter too and, I’m suddenly aware, a quick comprehender and already there’s a shared smile over the artistic economy of grabbing a can of beer instead of her hand, ....
DeWeese Home, Cotton Wood Canyon, Gallatin Gateway, MT. > Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Gennie DeWeese and neighbor's boy.--This is how Gennie looked in the summer of '68. The scene is described in Chap. 14 where Gennie says, "Some neighbors just came over with a mess of trout for dinner. I'm so pleased." I try to think of something appropriate to say, but just nod." .. Gennie told me later she would never have said a thing like that, but it was too late to change it. [[[Click Here for my photo at this location http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album07&id=108_0819_IMG ]]]
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Pasture and Mountains, DeWeese Homestead, July 1968.  “John explains that it’s been just great, something he and Sylvia have needed for years. .. Sylvia seconds this. "Just to be out in the open in all this space," she says. .. "Lots of space in Montana," DeWeese says, a little wistfully. He and John and the art instructor become involved in get-acquainted talk about differences between Montana and Minnesota. .. The horse grazes peacefully below us, and just beyond it the water sparkles in the creek.“   DeWeese Homestead, Gallatin Gateway MT Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Chris, Horseback--Same as H." [[[Sept 06. Gennie DeWeese says the horse's name was Moccasin.  So what was the dog's name. She says the pasture shown was on the opposite side of the road from their house and also Cottonwood Creek. This pasture is now filled with trees and a private residence. Alas, times do change!  Click Here for my photo at this location http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album07&id=108_0821_IMG  As the years have passed, trees have filled un the former horse pastures by the creek.]]]   ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig, I. BOYRID~I.TIF ...... ZMM Page = 139...... WayPt = 198p)
Pasture and Mountains, DeWeese Homestead, July 1968.
John explains that it’s been just great, something he and Sylvia have needed for years. .. Sylvia seconds this. "Just to be out in the open in all this space," she says. .. "Lots of space in Montana," DeWeese says, a little wistfully. He and John and the art instructor become involved in get-acquainted talk about differences between Montana and Minnesota. .. The horse grazes peacefully below us, and just beyond it the water sparkles in the creek.
DeWeese Homestead, Gallatin Gateway MT Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): "Chris, Horseback--Same as H." [[[Sept 06. Gennie DeWeese says the horse's name was Moccasin. So what was the dog's name. She says the pasture shown was on the opposite side of the road from their house and also Cottonwood Creek. This pasture is now filled with trees and a private residence. Alas, times do change! Click Here for my photo at this location http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album07&id=108_0821_IMG As the years have passed, trees have filled un the former horse pastures by the creek.]]]
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Horse and Josh DeWeese. Professor Robert DeWeese, and Chris, July 1968.  “The talk has shifted to DeWeese’s land here in the canyon, how long DeWeese has lived here and what art instruction at the college is like. John has a real gift for casual conversation like this that I’ve never had, so I just listen. .... I don’t know how much later I hear some comments about "the movie star here" come from John and I realize he is talking about me and my sunglasses.“   DeWeese Homestead, Gallatin Gateway MT Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Josh, Bob Deweese, Chris--This is the DeWeese's youngest son, Josh, on the horse with DeWeese and Chris standing by. [[[Here, as in earlier photos, we note Chris's red hair. The Narrator in the above passage well captures the personality of John and the way he talks. I discovered this when I had the privilege of spending a day with Mr. John Sutherland as part of a DVD interview project.]]]   ************************************  (Photo = Pirsig, H. HORSE&~1.TIF  ...... ZMM Page = 139 ...... WayPt = 198p 108_0821)
Horse and Josh DeWeese. Professor Robert DeWeese, and Chris, July 1968.
The talk has shifted to DeWeese’s land here in the canyon, how long DeWeese has lived here and what art instruction at the college is like. John has a real gift for casual conversation like this that I’ve never had, so I just listen. .... I don’t know how much later I hear some comments about "the movie star here" come from John and I realize he is talking about me and my sunglasses.
DeWeese Homestead, Gallatin Gateway MT Mr. Pirsig’s caption (2002): Josh, Bob Deweese, Chris--This is the DeWeese's youngest son, Josh, on the horse with DeWeese and Chris standing by. [[[Here, as in earlier photos, we note Chris's red hair. The Narrator in the above passage well captures the personality of John and the way he talks. I discovered this when I had the privilege of spending a day with Mr. John Sutherland as part of a DVD interview project.]]]
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