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Monday, May 13, 2013

Tippecanoe and Tyler too!!

Do you all know where that saying came from?  The campaign slogan for William Henry Harrison & his running mate, John Tyler, in the presidential election of 1840.
 We went to the Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial and Museum today as part of our Indiana History class.  This is a picture of the girls in front of the memorial.  That's William Henry Harrison above them.

 After we toured the museum, we hiked one of the trails and found Burnett's Creek.  The girls hunted for rocks and treasures.
 We went to the nature center and the herb garden.  The nature center was small, but they had tons of real animals that had been stuffed.  (Is there a more correct name for that?)  They had every kind of squirrel, every kind of woodpecker, several hawks and owls, a bobcat, mink, beaver, skunk, opossum, river otter, raccoon, fox, and probably something else I'm forgetting.  They had a tree identification game and a footprint identification game.  It was a really fun place!
 We also walked down to a chapel that had been built in 1850.  They had restored it.  It was a beautiful little place with a delightful flower garden around it.  The lady working in the garden told us they have weddings there.  They don't usually have the chapel open for people to wander through, but she unlocked the door and let us go in.  The girls held a mock wedding while we were in there.
This was the entrance gate to the battlefield and the monument.

We had a fun day and the girls learned a lot.  Our next field trip is to the canal in Delphi.  Stay tuned!


  1. Taxidermy is the word you are wanting. Great trip!!

  2. Love that you teach the girls about your local history as well as the impact that it has on the national level! Great pictures of a wonderful adventure! :)