Faces

George McKillip was 92 when I met him. Born in a Nebraska sod house and still living in a soddie. Just him and the lizards. Can you spot the fence lizard by George's ear?
George McKillip was 92 when I met him. Born in a Nebraska sod house and still living in a soddie. Just him and the lizards. (Webster, NB)

Hard land makes for fascinating faces. Those faces come with stories. Here’s a look in to the eyes of some of the folks you’ll meet in the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.

George McKillip: born in a sod house. 92 years later, still living in a soddie. Did not like rattlesnakes. (Webster, NB)
George Did not like rattlesnakes. (Webster, NB)

 

Diane Turko. Not really a face shot but an amazing woman running a Montana biker bar. Diane owns the Stoneville Saloon, home of "good food and bad drinks". (Alzada, MT)
Diane Turko. Not really a face shot but how could I not include this one? Amazing business woman with a biker bar and a stuffed double-headed calf. (Alzada, MT)

 

Joe Taylor: creationist. (Crosbyton, TX)
Joe Taylor: creationist. Still doesn’t celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday but he might dance on his grave. (Crosbyton, TX)

 

Twila Merril: rode saddle broncs for 6 years without getting thrown...then was thrown...HARD (Scenic, SD)
Twila Merril: rode saddle broncs for 6 years without getting “throwd”…then she was “throwd”…Tough lady. (Scenic, SD)

 

This 20 foot fish swam over what is now Kansas. Meet the Lost Sea super-predator Xyphactinus (pronounced "Zi fak tin us".
Whoa! You weren’t expecting a fish here were you? Well, it’s one of the faces of the Lost Sea so here it is. Think 18-foot hearing that could swallow you. It’s a Lost Sea super-predator called Xyphactinus (pronounced “Zi fak tin us”. Check out some more Lost Sea critters here. (illustration by Charlie Frye / Frye Art Studio)

 

 

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