Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet – about 4 years ago, I tried climbing it and didn’t quite make it to the top. Last month, though, I finally beat it. To commemorate the 8.4 mile/3000 foot elevation gain hike, I am cataloging the monument at the top of Guadalupe Peak at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.
|245||0||0||Guadalupe Peak monument /|cAmerican Airlines.|
|300||1 stainless steel trylon :|bill. ;|c183cm.|
|500||Titles created by cataloger.|
|610||2||0||American Airlines, inc.|
|610||2||0||United States Postal Service.|
|650||0||Guadalupe Mountains (N.M. and Tex.).|
|650||0||Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Tex.).|
Things I learned while writing this entry:
- There is no LOC heading for “bucket list.”
- The LOC has a pretty great selection of narrower terms for “Monsters” (which I got to by searching Enigma>Curiosities and wonders>Monsters … I don’t know why I searched for Enigma in the first place, but it seemed like a good idea at the time), including Harpies, the Mothman, and chupacabras. It also gives “Monsters” the alias of “Animals–abnormalities,” which makes the chupacabra sound much nicer. It’s not a goatsucker; it’s a coyote with some abnormalities (if you believe University of Michigan scientists, it’s mange), which doesn’t sound nearly as terrifying.
*Disclaimer: This record, in all its hypothetical grandeur, was not actually entered into any existing catalogs. Any mis-appropriations of MARC fields are not intended to offend any catalogers that have more experience than myself in cataloging memorials on mountain summits.
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