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La Charrette Village

Interested in what Lewis & Clark, Daniel Boone, Zebulon Pike, John Colter, President Jefferson and other notables thought about America's newly acquired westernmost village? Enjoy the west...before it became distorted by TV, movies and novels.

Location: Port Aransas, Texas, United States

A retired professor of Food and Animal Science at Texas A&M University, The University of Connecticut and Texas Tech. A cowboy in my previous life...never thought about being a professor or an author.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Whooping Crane Celebration with La Charrette

The Whooping Crane Celebration at Port Aransas, Texas, February 23-26, 2006 was an apparent success. Wendy and Lowell had many compliments on the presentation about her father's role in helping saving three endangered species, the Whooping Crane among them. Larry Walkinshaw studied them both in Canada and at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in 1948-1950. Thanks go to Bernice Jackson of the Refuge for providing this picture of the display at the events Arts and Craft Show. To learn more about Lawrence H. Walkinshaw's amateur life as an ornithologist check-out the title link.

While there copies of La Charrette sold to event participants from New Jersey, Canada, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, California, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas and of course Missouri, among states. Many others listened to my telling about life at the village now central to two national bicentennial celebrations.


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