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.