Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Windmill at Lawnfield, home of Jame A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States


Rock said...

Ah, another place for an Ohio trip.

Thanks for the idea.

Seeing Anew said...

I knew very little about James. A. Garfield, before our visit to his home. He was president only for a few months before being assasinated by a deranged government job-seeker, and so is probably one of our more obscure presidents. After touring his home, I was suddenly struck by Garfield's intellect and competence -- he had been a farmer, a carpenter, a sailor, an educator, a preacher, a legislator, and a soldier, as well as a president -- and he seemed to excel at everything he did. And even into the presidency, he upheld a high moral standard, rising above sectarian and political differences. Makes me wonder how the course of our country would have been different, had he been able to serve his full 4 year term.