Saturday, August 4, 2012

 Boyhood Home of General John J. Pershing

While I was home visiting my sister, she took a different route home from the air port.  I haven't been this way in years! I spotted the exit to the Pershing family home in Laclede, Mo.  Laclede was once many years ago a rail road town.  Walt Disney was born not far from here.
Pershing was a Commander during WW1 and was born in 1860.  His family moved from a log cabin this house when he was a young boy.  He was a graduate from West Point and  later was appointed to General of the Armies of the United States.  He and George Washington were the only persons to ever have held that rank.  He died in 1948.


This is Prairie Mound School.  He taught at this school very early in his career.  
There is so much more about this very influential General.  If you have the time you should read up on some of our great American history.
Unfortunately we were there on a Sunday and the building was closed. It was an extremely hot day at the time.  Missouri has been in a horrible drought, along with most of the mid-west.  Most farmers have lost their crops as I'm sure many of you all know.
This has been the worst drought since the dust bowl times of the "30s.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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