Friday, November 12, 2010
Miniscule Guide to Cheyenne (local travel)
REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle
MY RECOMMENDATION: YES
AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Miniscule Guide to Cheyenne
WEB ADDRESS: http://minisculeguidetocheyenne.blogspot.com/
BLOG DESCRIPTION: Photos and detailed information about Cheyenne, capital city of Wyoming, as well as the rest of the state. Historic sites, tourist attractions, politics, and so on.
MY REVIEW: This is my new blog, which I started to document everything about Cheyenne, Wyoming. Lots of photos, lots of info. It's admittedly a bit of a limited audience - anyone who lives in Cheyenne or intends to visit here will find it of interest!
(Photos illustrating post not included):
A fund raising activity that a lot of cities in the USA took part in several years ago was to make scultptures - or casts, I suppose - of the town's "signature item", have artists paint them, then auction them off, and place them in areas around town.
Many years ago in St. Paul, MN it was Snoopy...and I remember how sad it was that many of these wonderfully painted statues were later vandalized by young punks with their grafitti cans, or even destroyed - heads ripped off.
In Norfolk, Virginia, it was the mermaid...in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina it was a winged horse, and here in Cheyenne, it was the boot.
There are 18 boots in Cheyenne, and as this blog progresses I'll show each one.
The Library Boot was painted by Max Larkin, and bought by the Laramie County Library [i.e. the taxpayers who fund the library!]. There are four sides to the boot - the left and right sides, the toe, and the... I suppose it's called the spine.
I only took photos of 3 of the 4 sides...forgetting about the spine...I don't actually think the spine was decorated on this one.
The buildings on the boots are old Cheyenne libraries, now superseded by this new one (see photo 1). On the toe are characters from Beatrix Potter, on the shaft of the boot is Alice.
--Two views from the deck of my new house
--The Boots of Cheyenne - Library Boot
--Brief bio of Cheyenne from Wikipedia
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