Thursday, August 24, 2006

Weekend assignment #126: Where you live

Your Weekend Assignment #126: What is the most interesting thing about where you live? "Thing" in this case would be a famous landmark, a famous current celebrity or historical personage from your home town or county, a notable celebration or sports event -- basically, anything that makes where you're from interesting an unique.

I'm going to go a few miles up the road and choose Lexington, Missouri for this assignment.  Lexington has several things in common with my little town.  For instance, it sits on the Santa Fe Trail and the Lewis and Clark trail.  It's right on the Missouri River, as my town used to be before the river changed course.  All you have to do is click on the link above to see what a historic place it really is.  That's the Lafayette County courthouse above, and below is the Madonna of the Trail statue.

Extra Credit: Are there any books that feature your home town (or someplace nearby) in any way?

I'm not aware of any.  I should have chosen nearby Kansas City; several famous killers from there have had books written about them!

Join in, folks.  Let's hear about your town!  When you're done with your entry, be sure and leave the link over at Blogfather John's journal, in the comment section.


schoolgal040 said...

Very beautiful pictures. Do you realize we will be neighbors soon? LOL My Father and Mother-in-law live in Bland, MO and our property is in Hartville, about 45 miles form Springfield. And Bland is about an hour away from St. Louis. Really little town of about 500. On Sept. 8th I am taking my first trip to Missouri to visit them and our property. I can't wait!

Again, very beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing.


ryanagi said...

I love neo-classical architecture. I don't think I'll ever get to visit the ruins in Greece, but seeing buildings like that sure give me a taste.