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Although our trip’s primary purpose is to assist Mr. Jeff Guinn with his research, our path to and from Detroit consists of various related (and otherwise educational) stops.  1,680 more words


A Conspiracy Emerges

Amidst the Mexican-American War, a conspiracy emerged involving President James Polk and the exiled leader of Mexico, Santa Anna. Not only would this conspiracy embolden Whigs but Democrats would also come down on President Polk for his actions. 330 more words


Pussycat and Roses ~ A Painting by Thomas Hart Benton

Pussycat and Roses (1939) by Thomas Hart Benton

American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) painted Pussycat and Roses, a still life incorporating different textures in one painting: a kitten, flowers, a basket, a blanket, a rug, a letter, a table and part of a tree. 8 more words

Spring on the Missouri ~ A Painting by Thomas Hart Benton

Spring on the Missouri by Thomas Hart Benton

In 1937 Thomas Hart Benton visited areas of Southeast Missouri ravaged by flood. In the artist’s own words: “The roads of the flood country were full of movers. 58 more words