Portions of the western United States are sparse on water sources. Early travelers planned journeys to include as many evening stops near water sources as possible.
After all, the oxen and horses included in a wagon train needed a good drink after a hard day’s work. The humans appreciated water for cooking and washing. And I imagine more than one prayer for the water to be clear and sweet rather than alkaline and sour.
After the stone is removed from his boot, do you think the cowboy, or traveler, will find relief in a cool stream? Will he check the horse for stones in his shoes?
This statue raises many questions. What’s the horse thinking? How much longer is the journey? Where are they headed? Why?
The immigrants in NEW DREAMS made a long journey involving much water — much of it unfit to drink. Check out the sweet romance with a cool beverage within reach.
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