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Hi there. Thanks for your contributions. Please take a moment to look at some of the links in the welcome message above, as some of your edits appear to be "test edits" that were poorly formatted (eg. at Alligator, Mississippi you added a sideways photo). You can always do test edits in your sandbox, and then add them to an article when you are sure they are properly formatted. Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 20:34, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
- Please also take a moment to read Template:Commons category. It provides specific instructions about where to place a commons cat template within an article. To find these instructions, I went to Google and typed "commons cat template". Thanks again. Magnolia677 (talk) 20:43, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
@Magnolia677: I was aware that the Alligator, Mississippi photo was sideways. I've put in at the Commons for it to be rotated, which usually takes a day or two. Usually I'm just trying to let editors here be aware that there are photos on the Commons, and really thought they would be more tolerant and fix any mistakes. I'll stop adding any photos to articles here. Sorry if I upset you. Best, Kalbbes (talk) 20:52, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
- You added a sideways photo. I removed it, and I requested the rotation...not you. You can do whatever you please. Just take a moment to learn how to do it before you do it. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 21:20, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
@Magnolia677: I requested the rotation before I added it to the article. You can see by the image history exactly what happened. See: . You requested it after that. Please learn to do a little checking before you accuse other editors and be more careful. I'm sorry I upset you this much that you must act this way. Kalbbes (talk) 21:43, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Pictures of historic sites
My friend let me tell you sometimes my adventures and hobby of documenting historical structures can be very exciting.
One of the more exciting ones was when I set out to find and photograph the old Joint Head Dam. No one knew the exact location of the dam and there were no pictures of it anywhere. I found an old map and set out to do the discovery myself with my son. I couldn't find the exact location of the dam until my third attempt on March 2017. That was when I returned and had to hack away at bushes and dried cacti with torn's, I felt like Indiana Jones. I finally found it and what a thrill.
First let me tell you about the importance of the dam. When the pioneers of European descent settled in what was to become Phoenix, the area was mainly desert. Settlers such as Jack Swilling, his wife Trinidad Swilling and group of his friends were inspired by the ancient canals built by the Hohokam. The pioneers soon founded the Swilling Irrigation and Canal Company and began to dig ditches to transfer water from the Salt River which would irrigate their farms. Eventually, canal building companies, such as the Arizona Canal Company, which was formed in December 1882, were organized and built the current canals in the area. The Joint Head Dam was built in 1884, where Jack Swilling dug his ditch, known as the "Swillings Ditch", and where the Salt River is located. The dam served the Grand Canal (built 1878) and eventually the Old Crosscut Canal (built 1888). There were some repairs made in 1913, however it was soon abandoned and forgotten about to the point that no one cared nor remembered its' existence. That is until I made my business to rediscover it. It can be said that this where Phoenix was born.
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- The file Candlestick Tower star trails could be changed to Airport Tower star trails. When I first uploaded it, I misidentified it (having not yet studied Airport Tower). By comparing it to this file: File:Airport Tower, from east.jpg makes the identification 100% positive as Airport Tower. Secondly, there is a campground at the Airport Tower location that would make the night-time photograph feasible, whereas as a night photograph at Candlestick Tower would not be reasonable.Ron Clausen (talk) 21:27, 21 December 2020 (UTC)