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Q: west trivia ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: west trivia
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: skipgal-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Sep 2004 19:17 PDT
Expires: 24 Oct 2004 19:17 PDT
Question ID: 406090
building your house with your own two hands is one thing. blasting one
out of a bluff is another. this particular hole in the wall took a
taxidermist over 6 years what and where is it?. Also they say texas
courts are tough according to some this innocent guy proved to be
tougher, he managed to survive 31 years without food and water and
hardly any air, who and what was he?
Subject: Re: west trivia
Answered By: bobcooper-ga on 24 Sep 2004 19:39 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear skipgal-ga,

Thanks for the interesting question.

The answer is:  Old Rip, the horned lizard/horned toad from Eastland,
Texas.  He was buried from 1897-1928 in the cornerstone of the
Eastland County Courthouse.

From the Texas Midwest Community Network website:

Eastland, Texas' "...most famous resident, ?Old Rip? can be seen lying
in state at the courthouse. This horned toad was entombed in the
courthouse cornerstone for 31 years before the building was razed for
a new one. To everyone?s amazement, he was still alive! He lived only
a year after that, but his story and his namesake remain ?Alive &



From the Abilene Reporter-News Online:

"Local News"

My Google search:

"31 years without food and water"

From that I found some puzzle websites--one of them mentioned Eastland, Texas.

I then ran the Google search:

"31 years" Eastland

and came up with the result.

That was an amazing story--thanks!


Clarification of Answer by bobcooper-ga on 24 Sep 2004 21:27 PDT
Dear skipgal-ga,

I got a little ahead of myself with your question--I answered the
second part only.

The answer to your first question is:

Hole N' The Rock in Moab, Utah.  This home is over 5000 square feet
and has 14 rooms built by Albert and Gladys Christensen.

The answer to the first part was recently answered by pinkfreud-ga in
a Google Answer question back in August.

Pinkfreud-ga's answer:

I remembered this question from Google Answers.  

My Google Answers search:

bluff blasting

I also ran this search in Google and came up with many good websites:

"Hole N' The Rock" Moab

"Moab Utah's Hole N' The Rock"

Thanks again for your questions.


Request for Answer Clarification by skipgal-ga on 24 Sep 2004 22:50 PDT
thanks soooo much bobcooper i was really styimed on these last 2
questions this was the first time i have ever been on this site its
awsome.. keep up the good work!! skipgal
skipgal-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
great response thanks a bunch i have a complete set now. first time i
ever came to this site. i just needed a direction on these 2..its

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