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David L. Witt
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Curator, Academy for the Love of Learning
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Seton film shows at Las Cruces International Film Festival
My film: "Ernest Thompson Seton and
the Exploration of Canada's Fabled Aylmer Lake" will be shown at the
Las Cruces International Film Festival on Saturday March 11 at 1:00pm.
Subject: Seton's 1907 Arctic expedition.  A chronicle of my 2015 expedition to...

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anno ab incarnatione lupus 123 E.E., Annual Letter to Lobo
  Valley of the Corrumpa where Lobo lived in 1894. dlw photo from Capulin Volcano 2010 Dear Lobo,                   I have been writing these to you yearly, expressing
appreciation for all your work in the world, even dating a new historical era
from the da...

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Was Seton a Conservative or Liberal?
The White Wind Blows (from winter into spring) Ernest Thompson Seton didn’t leave a published record of his
political beliefs, although there are clues. He greatly admired Theodore
Roosevelt (more than Roosevelt admired him as it turned out) but Seton was n...

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Seton, Humboldt and the Recognition of Nature
Willows replace meadows in the warming Arctic, Sand Hill Bay Camp, Aylmer Lake, NWT Canada In the first two volumes of Lives
of Game Animals, Seton repeatedly returns to the theme of wildlife
conservation, calling for preservation while at the same time dou...

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NEW SETON EXHIBITION
The Arctic Prairies On Sunday, August 14 th , the Academy for the Love
of Learning will mark the 156 th birthday of Ernest Thompson Seton
with a new art exhibition and a documentary film. In a highlight of his extraordinary life as an artist,
writer, and sc...

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anno ab incarnatione lupus
Wolf portrait by Seton According to Julian/Gregorian calendar reckoning, we have
entered the 2016 th year following the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
The religious descriptor A.D. (in the
year of the Lord) has been in widespread use for over twelve hundred ye...

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Setonian Evenings 2nd Tuesday in November, December 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ernest Thompson Seton, 1901 Third and Fourth in a
series of Setonian Evenings 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the
Seton Gallery, Academy for the Love of Learning Tuesday November 10 and
Tuesday December 8, 2015 Free 133 Seton Village Road
(off the Old Las Vegas Highway) ...

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The Arctic Prairies: Aylmer Lake Expedition Field Notes 2015 #5
Kevin, Patty, Michale overexposed snapshot of them in their boat Monday August 3 Morning low temperature: 45 °F (7°C) 9:33am We began return trip south on smooth
water, starting down west before cutting across to Rocky Point on south end of
the crescent sha...

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The Arctic Prairies: Aylmer Lake Expedition Field Notes 2015 #4
Stoney Point Saturday August 1 Up at 7am. 9:50 Pushed off from Aylmer Lake
Lodge for Sand Hill Bay. We traveled the east shore of the lake. Seton,
starting east from the Lockhart, paddled up the western shore of the lake,
stopping for a meal on an island al...

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The Arctic Prairies: Aylmer Lake Expedition Field Notes 2015 #3
Thomas at the helm, Aylmer Lake Lodge behind Tuesday July 28 We took two boats on all excursions. I asked
Thomas to learn the basics of outboard motor operation (Evenrude 30hp, 16’
(4.9m) aluminum fishing boat). That first day he and I went in one boat, Kev...
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