Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Come and See!






Chelsea, Grandma and I toured the newly remodeled and wonderfully updated Mormon Battalion Historic Site while Chelsea was home from school. The statue of the Battalion member is now out in front to greet you along with a cannon, a covered wagon to climb into and great rockers on the patio overlooking Old Town, San Diego. The story line is cute as you wender your way through different stops along the trail.

And we learned a little more about our Harmon relative from Nauvoo and Carthage. Ebenezer Harmon was in Company C. He reached San Diego and re-enlisted in Los Angeles. However, we find out at the Mormon Battalion Site that he was courtmartialed for stealing a cow. There was no record of his death date. From other information, it appears he probably joined his brother in the gold rush and wasn't heard from again.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Looks great! I want to go next time I'm home!

Jocelyn said...

Me too.

Andrew and Liz Orton said...

So that's where i get my instincts to steal a cow!... :) jk

very intersting. I want to go see that next time i'm in town too

Grammyzanne said...

Me four. Looks like fun.

Probably for the first few times. I'm remembering how as a teen I grew to dislike intently going to Sutters Fort with out of town visitors. Don't think I would find it quite so boring now.

Joanne said...

Now that you all have visited the historical site, we have enjoyed your comments on how to embellish the experience. Such as have Disneyland style cars to ride around in. And that the safety bar won't be released until you write down a referral name!