Friday, January 27, 2012

It'll Be Done & Pictures of the Mound

Those flowers in the corner are the last to be stitched and then I can sew the border around it and it will be done.
And just in the nick of time because the next block should be released within the next week. (I think!)


Not a whole lot going on this week so nothing really to post about. We've had a good bit of rain in the past two days. The creeks are beginning to go down but now the river is starting to rise. I don't believe they are predicting it to flood though.
                                Ohio River at Moundsville
On my home from taking the river pics I passed by the Mound. While I was stopped at the stop sign I snapped a picture. It's taken from the south side...opposite of the main entrance to the Mound Museum.
Grave Creek Mound
The mound used to be covered in trees way back when but over the years many have been removed. Now there are hardly any at all still standing.
Not sure when this photo Post Card was actually taken but it is postmarked Mar. 28, 190?  I can't make out whether it's 1900, 1908 or 1909. Anyways you can see how many trees once stood upon the mound.
I love history and am happy to have found these old postcards on Ebay several years ago. I'll have to share a few more of them one day soon.
Hope you all have a great weekend!

6 comments:

Loretta said...

Hi Jessica, that piece you are working on looks large...Waiting to see the finish of it! There were many trees out there...I'm going to look this up...you learn something new everyday! Have a nice evening! Hugs

Brenda said...

That mound is really cool looking! Geez, I guess back then there were lots more trees!

Brenda

Carmen C. said...

Your pretty flowers make me think of spring! Not that we've had much of a winter this year, so strange:/ The mound is so pretty in that old pic with the snow and the trees:) Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

Cheryl said...

Can't wait to see your finished piece.
When I was younger I hated history. Age sure changes a person, very interesting now!

Sharon said...

You are almost done! :)
We have an Indian burial mound about 25 miles from us. It's in a huge pasture.

Granny Sue said...

I love that old postcard of the mound! Amazing to see it covered in trees. Thanks for sharing it!