WE have traveled because there were things we WANTED to see, places of repute to see some area of fame or History.
WE made it to: Tombstone, Cochise’s Stronghold, Deadwood, DeSmet (SD),
(Ma and Pa Ingalls, DeSmet re:Little House on The Prairie)
The Corn Palace, the Bad Lands, Cape Cod, Plymouth Rock, The Liberty Bell, Niagara Falls, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Crazy Horse, STURGES , Devil’s Tower, Lake Louisa, Dawson Creek, Chicken, Fairbanks, Tok, The Pecos, Grand Canyon, Pike’s Peak, The Kenai, Las Vegas, Key West, Fisherman’s Warf, Hollywood, Nawlins, The Alamo, The Golden Gate Bridge, The Rockies, The Canadian Rockies, Hoover Dam, and so many more I can’t remember.
Most places were intentional, but some of the most fascinating were the ones we hit accidentally. Just west of San Antonio we found Bandera (Cowboy Capitol of the World), there was also a neat, small museum.
Then on the way to the Chiricahua Monument we drove through Willcox, AZ. Lo and behold the name Rex Allen popped up. So, a must-see was the Rex Allen Museum. I liked Rex and in reality he was one of the few Cowboy stars who was a cowboy. Did you know at one time he sang with the Sons of the Pioneers? Yep.
Once we volunteered for a job to repair a church in LaPanto, AR. Driving into the small town we saw a sign, ‘Home of the Painted House’. Readers know John Grisham, he is from Arkansas, well Lapanto is where the movie of his book was filmed. We got a personal tour of the house and the story. We also got to see Johnny Cash’s home that was near by. I love these surprises.
This week while driving around we passed a marker:
Squire & Sarah Boone, parents of Daniel, are buried here in Mocksville, NC. I love being in an area of History. Doing little research I learn: Daniel was #6 of 11 children born into the Quaker Family.
(An attempt to preserve the sandstone markers)
Squire moved his family from Pennsylvania to the banks of the Yadkin River partly because his family had been excommunicated from the Quakers because his eldest sons married non-Quakers. The Boones returned north because the dangers of Indian wars, later returned.
As an adult, Daniel was captured by the Shawnee and adopted into the tribe, he lived with them a while. I was honestly surprised to learn that Daniel lived to be 86 (1734—1820). Now if you take a look at HIS DASH, there was a lot of living and adventure in between the birth and the death. Daniel died in Missouri, was buried in Frankfort, Kentucky beside his love, Rebecca.
It is fun to know we are on the banks of the Yadkin, the area Daniel hunted and lived. I like that.
No matter where you are, someone famous or well known who made history, has been there.(Imma looking for Daniel’s ghost tonight!)
Also a part of History
1960 Dodge Polara