Our Daily Sykes #3 – The Palouse

We know that these are the wheat fields of the Palouse and that Steptoe Butte, its topographical oddity, rises above it all on the distant horizon.  But what horizon?  Given the profile of the Butte, and the helpful guide of Google Earth, we think it most likely that Horace Sykes took this surreal view of it from the east – in the direction of Idaho, or rather away from Idaho with that state behind his back.   From the evidence of his collection Sykes visited the Palouse often and drove to the top of the Butte at least three times.   We shall follow him there with an upcoming “Daily Sykes” but not tomorrow, not yet.  [Click to enlarge and then click again.]

"The Palouse Country" - the state's bread basket.
"The Palouse Country" - the state's bread basket.

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