It was the last third of a long field season. If anyone had said to me it would be the last summer I would run the surveying instruments, I wouldn’t have believed them. I assumed geologists would use plane tables forever. But the summer of ‘50 was the last time I solved a three-point problem. I put away the plane table and alidade for good. An era in petroleum exploration had ended in the Rocky Mountains.
KeywordsPlane Table Petroleum Province Fort Union Formation River Indian Reservation Wind River Basin
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