Wednesday, March 03, 2010
This is Central Park in Carthage, Missouri. According to the visitor guide, this park, landscaped in 1894, features a 1930s wading pool and bathouse, a Victorian-era fountain, bandstand, playground and plenty of space for picnicking (I just realize that a "k" would be added to the word "picnic" when the word is "picnicking"). There is a memorial honoring the 1,412 of Missouri's fallen Viet Nam veterans created by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The above statue of Carthage native son and the famous zoologist/television personality Marlin Perkins is placed in Central Park. The sculpture was created by artists Bob Tommey and Bill Snow. The original Central Park was burial site for Battle of Carthage casualties, but in 1871 it was re-developed for a park and the remains were re-buried elsewhere.
Of course, the above photo features the "beautiful" T-bird which I called "my husband's mistress" or "a chunk of metal"!