As I drove toward Twin Falls I wondered where they would place a waterfall higher than Niagara. The countryside had been very flat for miles and miles. Off in the distance were mountains, but they were too far to be where the falls were located. As I crossed the bridge entering Twin Falls, out of the corner of my eye I saw this: Snake River Canyon
I encountered many wildfires
During my trek
Through the western states
This was as bad as it got
The Capitol, Boise, Idaho
A different angle
Columns supporting the ornate dome
Their Liberty bell replica
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.
White water rafting capitol
Suspension bridge over Little Salmon River
A hydraulic mining pit
Kangaroo looking Mule Deer
Two wild goats
A wild goat grazing
"You ain't going anywhere, Buster"
Pelicans in Idaho
Lone eagle over Snake River Canyon
A feral cat at the canyon
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