Monday, November 3, 2008

Missouri Town 1855

Saturday turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous Fall day so we visited Missouri Town, a living-history museum of houses, barns, mercantile, blacksmith shop, church and other buildings. Mostly all of the buildings are authentic and have been carried in and reassembled on the spot. I got some really great reference photos if I ever get to do a historical picture book of the Antebellum era or the Pre-Civil War period.


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Awww... these are so beautiful! I really love fall. Look at those trees! The houses are amazing too. Sounds like you had a great trip Phyllis. :o)

tom barrett said...

Great photos, and what a beautiful place.Love the photo with all the wagon wheels. I designed the travel guide for Missouri about 4-5 years ago, and I don't remember hearing of this place.

tom barrett said...

Also wanted to offer my condolences on the loss of Brady!

roz said...

Phyllis, I just read about Brandy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I was connected to her through your illustrations and I know how much she was loved. xo

These pictures are fabulous.
We've recently moved into the area (moved into our house on halloween!) and I love being surrounded by the beautiful trees, green and cornfields! Gorgeous.

Phyllis Harris said...

Thank you Alicia, Tom and Roz.

I know in time my heart will heal, but I sure do miss my studio buddy. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. I can feel them. :)