Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Silverton Murals-Homer Davenport

We have 2 different Murals featuring Homer Davenport.
I am not sure who painted this Arabian Quest painting, but I will post here when I find out

This mural was painted by David McDonald

Homer Davenport was born in the Silverton area in 1864.

Homer Davenport first worked for the newspaper in Portland, The Oregonian.  Later he worked for two different newspapers in San Francisco

Later, he became famous and started working for the New York newspapers, satirizing the most powerful politicians in his biting cartoons.

Probably the most lasting thing Homer did was bring Arabian horses to America.  Homer Davenports Arabian bloodlines can be found still in Thousands of pedigreed Arabians around the country.

Homer died in 1912 at the age of 45.

Today, the biggest celebration are town has is called Homer Davenport days.  There is a parade.  An Art festival, Blues music, Food, and of course Davenport Races, Where people make vehicles out of sofas:)  It is a lot of fun.

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