Dance The Lost 40 16869

Also known as “The Lost Forty” (unofficial).

Jig · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Janet. A. McKernan (2015)
800/822/877/888/888 = 56% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Devised by Janet McKernan in ...

Devised by Janet McKernan in 2015 for the 40th Anniversary of the RSCDS Twin Cities (Minnesota) Branch

Today, less than two percent of Minnesota’s forested land contains virgin or “old growth” timber. Fortunately, there still exists an area in Northern Minnesota that was never touched by the loggers or developers of the late 1800s. This property is called the "Lost 40" and it is home to one of the last stands of virgin, "old-growth" Red and White Pine in Minnesota. Some of these trees are well over 300 hundred years old.

In 1882, a land surveyor by the name of Josiah A. King, and his three-man crew surveyed a six square mile area between Moose and Coddington Lakes in what is now the Chippewa National Forest but they ended up plotting Coddington Lake about a half mile further northwest than it was actually located. Josiah’s crew’s error is Minnesota’s great fortune. As a result, these towering pines were mapped as a body of water, and the virgin pine in this area was overlooked by the hungry logging companies. It is now protected by the State of Minnesota.

The Lost 40 3/4L · J40

1c set | 1W followed by 1M cast below 2W, cross (2c up), cast below 3M and dance up between 3c to face 1cnrs
SetH&G, 1c to 2pl facing 3cnrs (2,1,3)
Reels3 {6} on sidelines, 1c RSh to 3cnrs | 1c+3cnrs change places RSh (to 1,2,3 on M side, 2,3,1 on W side)
3C Bourrel (3,1,2)
All chase clw ½ ; all turn P RH ½, face P | cast R to exchanged places (2,1,3)
NameDateOwnerLast changed
Twin Cities Grand Ball 2015 2015-04-11 Lara Friedman-Shedlov Feb. 11, 2016, 11:02 p.m.

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