Friends of Shannondale Springs(FOSS)
An Introduction to the Slideshow and
a Mea Culpa from the Editor

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Now please be patient with the editors. We're rank amateurs at history, writing and computer skills. We'll endeavor over time to fill in the blank spaces in the narrative. A supreme effort will be made to arrange the frames of the slideshow in some semblance of order (Don't hold your breath on that item!!). We'll continue to add photos, information and anecdotal tidbits as they are brought to our attention. If you're familiar with our other efforts, then you know we're motivated by a love of the subject and hopefully this attribute will overshadow our shortcomings. Now enough self-flagellation- let's get on with the show!!

Note: We'll be changing the format of our presentation so as to more easily find the dates of trips to the Springs. Instead of an ongoing slideshow, it makes more sense to us to separate  the photos by visit, where possible The first trip to be so noted is below.

Early Spring 1996 - Bathhouse and area before restoration

Early Spring 1996 - Just before Restoration and During Restoration

Spring 1996 - Restoration Commences

May 1996 - Bill Hartgroves Leads a Tour

Fall of 1996 - Carmen Creamer Digs It

Spring 1998 - The Springs are Well Maintained

May 2004 - Neglect Has Set In

June 2004 - A Small Band of FOSS Wages War

July 2004 - The War Continues

February-13-2005 - Visit for the purpose of observing  work needed during an early Spring Clean-up

March 19, 2005 - With Bill Hartgroves to ID historic sites

April 10, 2005 - Small work party to clear some paths to specific sites

September 10,2005 - A brief visit to check on DNR's progress

January 12, 2006 - Foss reaches out with a talk to the public

February 4, 2006 - FOSS adopts 4 Bouncing Baby Spots

February 19, 2006 - The FOSS Polar Bear Club

March 11, 2006 - FOSS Establishes a Beachhead

July 25, 2006 - Girls Scout Troop 205 Visits the Springs

And a Slide Show Highlighting the Remainder of 2006

January 15, 2007 - FOSS Gets Benched