Friday, May 30, 2008

John Bushman's Dam

The Stream Dam
John Bushman and several other pioneers tried to settle in the Arizona desert, so they needed to build a dam to divert the stream water to their crops. Unfortunately, the dam constantly broke, and they had to keep fixing it. Thanks to my husband Brian, Todd R., and Mike R., who is in this painting twice. Thanks also to Anya A., who always lends me the best costumes.

The Joshua Tree
Bushman taught a lesson in patience and faith, however. He wrote in his journal, "The dam broke again today. We are not discouraged." Thanks Mike for being a great model.

No comments: