Thomas Doty – Storyteller


Photo.  Photo.

Picture this: July 4, 1054 in the high desert of northeast California. At sunrise the stars flicker out. Except one. All day, under the desert sun, this lone star flares near the curve of the moon. For many days natives watch the Supernova ... the beginning of what we now call the Crab Nebula. The event was documented at several rock writing sites in the American west, including here near Tule Lake.

The photo on the left was taken in the early 1980s, the photo on the right in 2019.

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