The week-end I spent photographing cemeteries in
In researching how MO got its’ motto, “Show Me State,” I found several interesting facts: It is bordered by eight other states, only it and Tennessee share that many borders. It was the starting point for the Pony Express Trail, Oregon Trail and Route 66.
World's Largest Rocking Chair, Fanning, MOThe
2010 census put Plato, MO as the 'mean center of the United States population’…it has both Midwestern and Southern cultural influences (which I found reflected in the food).
More Airport Art –
, STL MO
“Show-Me” came from either a speech by Congressman Willard Vandiver in 1899 or a miner’s strike in
in the mid-1890’s; they used Colorado miners who needed to be shown CO mining methods. Missouri
The lobby of the building was displaying parts of the 2010 Missouri Survivors’ Memory Quilt.
On any Post, you can find war machine displays.
FOX Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle
M1117 “Guardian” Armored Security Vehicle
M48A2 AVLB Armored Vehicle Launcher Bridge
Versions of the AVLB were used as early as WWII.
From the third floor of the building I was working in, I was able to observe a formal presentation.