Some of the most popular blogs of “The Year on the Road” have been photographic essays.
In the tradition of
Tortilla Flat, AZ http://allevenson.wordpress.com/places/tortilla-flat-az/
The Coolidge Dam. http://allevenson.wordpress.com/places/coolidge-the-art-deco-dam/
Sedona Staturary http://allevenson.wordpress.com/places/sedona-statuary/
say hello to Carthage, MO.
The signature sight in Carthage is the courthouse.
Like an Alpine peak in the distance, the courthouse commands the view.
My first car was a DeSoto that I paid $200 for. It was the Chrysler Corporation’s second-most luxurious car. The DeSoto company set a first-year production record that stood for 30 years. The last DeSoto rolled off the line 40 years ago.
One could do much worse than judge a town by its statuary. Alice in Wonderland is near the entrance to the Library.
In the first days of November, along the highways in Southern Missouri, the palette of Fall colors included 30 shades of orange and a few yellows and pink as accent hues.
Two weeks later in Arkansas, Nature was retiring the palette with but a little burnt orange and mousy browns remaining.
Long before graffiti became commonplace in American culture, the phrase, “Kilroy was here”, and the distinctive accompanying doodle, was omnipresent in during WWII wherever allied troops had been. I think it has been 40-50 years since I’ve seen the graphic displayed.
A whimsical old soldier must have passed through Carthage.