Saturday, May 10, 2008

Audie Murphy museum

The Audie Murphy Museum is located in Greenville,
Texas. The museum is also part of the American
Cotton Museum. Cost to tour the museum is $4
for adults and $3 for seniors. The museum contains
paintings of Audie Murphy which have hidden items
in them. We discovered that besides being a war
hero and an actor, Audie Murphy also wrote many
songs. One of them was called "Shutters and Boards".
Many of his songs were recorded by artists such as
Eddie Arnold. There are exhibits of WWI and WWII items
The cotton portion of the museum has models of
a steam-powered gin and a horse-powered gin.
I enjoyed reading about the history of the thimble
and seeing a thimble collection.

Sculpture of Audie Murphy in which he took
out a German machine gun nest where the
Germans had waved a white flag and then
killed Audie's friend when he stood up.

He sure looks like a very young soldier.

These are the many medals that were won by Audie. Some of
these are copies as Audie was known to have given some of
his medals to his friends.

One of the paintings of Audie by an artist out
of Hollywood. This artist painted numerous
hidden symbols in the picture.
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