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The Biggest Winners

Artist collects images of ‘champion trees’

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 2:25 a.m.

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You might want to wait until I scare the snakes off,” the farmer told Linda Williams Palmer. “Some of them are as big around as my arm.” “He was a big ol’ husky man with an arm as big around as my leg,” Palmer remembers. “And I’m scared to death of snakes.” Undeterred, the 70-yearold Hot Springs artist — still dressed in white slacks and sandals from an art club appearance — waited until the farmer had stomped around in his boots, then climbed out of the four-wheel drive pickup to get the photo she wanted.

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