Friday, June 13, 2008

Grandpa Turner's Musket

Here are some pictures of Nick in his dress blues holding a musket.

Back in Civil war time, this musket was tossed in a pond in Kentucky. Nick's great great grandfather fished it out and brought it to Iowa with him in the 1860's. It has since been passed on to the oldest son.The picture below is a copy of what Nick's dad looked like when he came back from Officer Candidates School as a 2nd Lieutenant. Nick is pictured in front of his Grandparent's house just outside of Elliott, Iowa
Here, Nick is holding the musket outside his parent's home in Elliott, Iowa
a.k.a. Turner Mountain.

2 comments:

Jan said...

loving those pics!!!

Ladners'Latest said...

Their house is GORGEOUS!