And I also thought that FDR’s full quote was appropriate to Remember:
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.”
I was following Thursday Doors back then, but not posting to it. But here we go, some Tiny Doors from my first posting for the Frugal Film Project. The Featured Image is a Little Free Libraryon my street.
Finally Getting to Post this. And Yes, I am counting it as a #WednesdayWindows Also!
Pat and Gar’s Hi-Way Bar
Now for some Lafayette, Colorado History: The Old Coke Sign from ‘Pat & Gar’s Hi-Way Bar’ was originally painted in late 1949 or early 1950. Underneath are several layers of signs and banners going back to the late 1930’s. Renovations in 1956 covered the mural with asbestos siding, which ended up preserving it.
In 2015 the Mural was uncovered by special asbestos remediation before the building was to be demolished. The rediscovered Mural, and the entire wall were removed and stored at the Lafayette Firehouse. Professional restoration experts were brought in to stabilize the mural in 2016. It was placed in the current location, at Simpson and Public Road in Downtown Lafayette, Colorado.
There are many ‘Forts” in Colorado. But none of them were military outposts. Instead, these were fortified trading posts for Indigenous Peoples and early Trappers.
Fort Lupton has been completely reconstructed on a site adjacent to the original location. It was established in 1836 by Lancaster Lupton, a former soldier and West Point Graduate. Click on the link above for the details of the Founding of the Fort. He had passed through the area with the Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition in 1834.
Trading Gate, interior, the Natives were kept in this smaller area and never allowed into the main Fort.
The Watch Tower Interior & Exterior:
Private Dwelling Door:
Check out the History of Ft Collins, Ft Morgan, Bent’s Fort and there are more Forts, some even were military…………
The Wise Old Owl speaks for the Alley Art Amazin’ mural project in my Hometown, Lafayette, Colorado. I started capturing these images for the Frugal Film Project and for my own interests in my Hometown’s support of the Arts.
Coming soon will be a discussion of the Wise Old Owl. Turns out I have photographed this mural with 4 different color films. And they all look different.
Below, sharing a few more murals. I may make a Murals Page on my blog…….