|Trace The Mitten|
Happenings, Reflections, Ideas, Analysis
Another dry day and into the low 80s. For the many tour logs that I have read I do not get as much weather news as I would like. The stormy weather can come in any season, but I am most interested in temperature and wind speed with direction. Today there was a south wind at 10 mph and that meant that there was a little headwind. I will check tomorrow's weather after supper. The news a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert should cause a haze. I wonder what will be evident.
Missouri loyalties with north and south were very strong. This battle came about due to this division and resluted in this early battle in the Civil War.
The George Washington Carver National Monument opened in 1943. He is national known during his life for his work in agriculture. He was born in Diamond, MO. He did research and teaching at Tuskegee for 47years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver
You never want anyone to miss this. A BIG sign.
This house was built by Col. William H. Phelps in 1868, but in was not completed until 1895. He was a lawyer and became involved in the developing railroad and politics.
In Webb City I enjoyed the King Jack Park. These praying hands statue reminds me to pray for safe travels. The city is named after John Webb who discovered lead on his farm while tilling the soil. It sounds similar to Jed Clampet.
The park was a beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful day. The statue on the right is of a miner. I bet it is Mr. Webb.
Joplin at the Turn of the Century (1896-1906). I remember looking at the Thomas Hart Benton murals in the Indiana University Auditorium lobby. I enjoyed this one just as much.