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.

On an even happier note, visit My Hats Blog and see three real pretty girls.


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!


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