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    What would Theodore Gordon have said about fracking?

    Of course we cannot be sure, but some insight can be gleaned from the book, "The Legendary Neversink," edited by Justin Askins. Here is a quote of Gordon's in that book, which was originally published in Forest & Stream magazine, March 2, 1907, on pollution caused by saw mills:

    "How we detest a sawmill on one of our favorite streams! The sappy, heavy sawdust not only floats on the surface, but sinks to the bottom and permeates the entire river. The trout will not rise; in fact, I do not believe that natural flies would be noticed, even if they would come up through the trash, and hatch out on the surface. Those sawmills are responsible for many muttered bad words, and for several melancholy days."

    The comparison to fracking may not be clear here, but I submit that the greatest of anglers is also the greatest of conservationists, and that Gordon would have opposed fracking were he alive in this day.

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    Here is another quote of Gordon's that appears in "The Legendary Neversink," edited by Justin Askins. It was originally published in Forest & Stream, March 22, 1913, just two years before Gordon's death:

    "Lovers of the Neversink will be disgusted to learn that a sawmill has been moved up to the 'Big Bend,' one of the refuges for large trout during low water and drouths. Every stick of timber down to six inches will be disposed of in the stream. I can scarcely believe that this is true."

    I strongly recommend "The Legendary Neversink," and will offer more commentary on Gordon in this thread as responses from y'all come in and cause a discussion.

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    Re: What would Theodore Gordon have said about fracking?

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    The comparison to fracking may not be clear here, but I submit that the greatest of anglers is also the greatest of conservationists, and that Gordon would have opposed fracking were he alive in this day.
    Are you starting a petition to ban sawmills?

    John
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    Re: What would Theodore Gordon have said about fracking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Future Fanatic View Post
    Are you starting a petition to ban sawmills?
    No, monkey ball.

    FF, you know one thing I noticed, is that ever since Joe D kicked your ass in a debate on fracking, you have soured upon ME generally.

    Your best opponent on the issue of conservationism is Joe D.

    Little pissant remarks to me won't change that fact, nor will it change the fact that you are not seriously well-informed on the issues.

    To put it humbly, you may be SLIGHTLY more informed than say, ME.

    Which makes you ignorant and, well, not so well informed.

    At least I admit it.

    You got a lot to come to terms with.


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    Re: What would Theodore Gordon have said about fracking?

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    No, monkey ball.

    FF, you know one thing I noticed, is that ever since Joe D kicked your ass in a debate on fracking, you have soured upon ME generally.

    Your best opponent on the issue of conservationism is Joe D.

    Little pissant remarks to me won't change that fact, nor will it change the fact that you are not seriously well-informed on the issues.

    To put it humbly, you may be SLIGHTLY more informed than say, ME.

    Which makes you ignorant and, well, not so well informed.

    At least I admit it.

    You got a lot to come to terms with.
    So that's a "no"?

    If YOU were Theodore Gordon would YOU have called for a ban on sawmills?

    And just because YOU SAY that I'm not "well informed" does not make it true...
    Gosh, one might think you believe you are AK...

    John
    Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.--Henry David Thoreau

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