Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Q is for Quanah Parker on ABC Wednesday


I found my Q when I was visiting Ft. Worth last month. While walking around town, I noticed this blocked off memorial in front of a hotel. I thought this was odd and decided to go in for a closer look and discovered my Q for Quanah Parker who became a Comanche Chief.
Click on the last photo below to read about his life.





To see more ABC Wednesday Q photos, visit Mrs. Nesbitt's blog.

- AV

17 comments:

Hyde DP said...

What an excellent Q you have found this week.

RuneE said...

I love "letters with a history" - thank you for teaching me!

ArneA said...

Quanah - a hero
Comanches - a heroic people.
The winner takes it all.
:(

dot said...

This is great! I love Native American history.

Liz said...

That is fascinating. A Commanche chief whose name is Parker!

Deb said...

what an interesting story of an American indian hero! :)

Texas Travelers said...

Great historical Q. I live in Ft. Worth and have never seen this statue.
Where is it? What hotel?
My e-mail is
troymullens@charter.net

Thanks for sharing,

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Troy

Jonna said...

Don't you just love those hidden gems!

Powell River Books said...

ABC Wednesdays make us keep observant. I love reading all the historical markers. Thanks for sharing this one.

I chose to use nearby Quadra Island for Q. It is a fun vacation destination that you can see by clicking here. – Margy

photowannabe said...

Amazing what we can learn from the photoblogs. Thanks for the interesting and informative post. Who knew , a Comanche named Parker.

John said...

Great historical Q post and lovely photos.

Janet said...

Very nice post for the letter Q. Don't you love it when the opportunity for a photo just happens like this?

Neva said...

Now THIS is original for "Q". I love it when you find something that really works! Nicely done, K.

leslie said...

Gee, this was really interesting and lucky you to have come upon it just before we were up to Q. Great information here! :D

mrsnesbitt said...

This is what I love about ABC Wednesday. We learn so much from each other.
Dxx

Katney said...

A good historical Q from you today.

Helena said...

Great Q! I had such a hard time trying to think of a "Q"!