Saturday, June 26, 2010

Loose Park


Today I went walking in another state—Missouri. I walked in a park that is probably one of the Top Three Most Popular city parks in this whole metro area. It has two walking trails. One is 1 1/2 mile around and the other is just over a mile around. While I walked I suddenly remembered why I like Loose Park so much. It’s just downright beautiful—but it holds some sad American history.

Would you believe that on this deliciously idyllic spot a major Civil War battle was fought? It’s true. It was the Battle of Westport, October 1864. Behind those trees (see picture below) is a field where 3,000 casualties were counted.

Who in their right mind would want to shoot cannons at people in such a beautiful, restful and peaceful place as this? Today they tossed Frisbees there. And across the way was a rousing game of Kick-ball.

Well, here’s what they used back then.


On a happier note, I think I will put this photo in my “Reflections” folder. Or should it go in my "Fountains" folder? Please vote.

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9 comments:

Jennie said...

Men died so we can toss frisbes and leisurely walk. Beautiful park!

srp said...

I vote for the reflections folder.... beautiful park. How was the humidity... here a walk in a park would have been horrid today... no matter how beautiful the park.

Senorita said...

Beautiful park, but I do wonder if it looked so beautiful and manicured way back then, or if the spot just looked like a normal piece of land.

I wouldn't hang out there at night. I bet a lot of spirits still linger.

Ily said...

Peaceful photos and rather than cannons being thrown I picture kisses being blown. :)

I vote for fountains, my friend...FOUNTAINS for that last shot. :)

Granny Annie said...

Every day we must walk somewhere centuries ago unknown things happened. Many sad things I'm sure as well as many joyful things. I vote for putting that first photo in your fountains folder and the bottom photo in the reflections.

John McElveen said...

Excellent--just pit it in either--you will always find it EXACTLY when you need it!

John

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