Monday, June 19, 2017

Son Jon and Re-enactments

This is our son Jon in his civil war regalia. He has been doing "re-enactments" for several years with Justin Morrell being one of his favorites. We have just finished several Chautauqua events here is Seward with our having heard President Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan.  The City of Seward and the State of Nebraska are celebrating their Sesquicentennials this year so a lot of re-enactment is in vogue. Jon is hopeful that he will be able to participate in something dealing with the Civil War when he gets out from Virginia. Jon is a Soil Scientist by training and has worked at various locations for USDA throughout the Country. He has been back in the Washington Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of USDA for the past 20 years. He likes to "do"  Justin Morrell and tell of his role in the passage of the Land Grant College Act and the establishment of USDA. He says that answering questions after presentations, while still in "character", is the most enjoyable.

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