Key West, Florida, Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzle
During the months of Covid 19 social distancing and the Stay-at-Home regimen, I created some of my favorite photographs as jigsaw puzzles, an entertainment that can be enjoyed at home by yourself or with family and friends. One of my favorite photographic subjects is the lighthouse, which is a symbol as well as a reality of safety and sanctuary throughout the world. Zazzle offers jigsaw puzzles in a range of sizes and levels of difficulty. You can upload your own photographs and artwork to Zazzle, creating your own jigsaw puzzles.
Click on the links beneath each jigsaw puzzle to read more about these historic lighthouses. Many of the American lighthouses are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pink Ben Wheeler, Texas, Hogfest Bus
Mailmen don’t usually get the attention they deserve. The founders of Ben Wheeler, a community in East Texas, did value its first mailman by naming the community for the man who carried the mail.
Benjamin (Ben) Wheeler, a late 19th century mailman, carried mail from the Van Zandt county seat of Canton to Edom, Texas.
In 1876, a post office was established in the home of George W. Clough. This spot along the mail route was then named for Wheeler, who stopped to spend the night at Clough’s home on his route. Clough’s house was about half-way between Canton and Edom. At Clough’s, Wheeler also got water for his hard-working mail-carrier mule. Clough later built the first store in Ben Wheeler, and he and his neighbors built a school house on his land.
The Ben Wheeler Pink Hog Bus has advertised the Ben Wheeler, Texas, HogFest by participating in the Tyler, Texas, Rose Festival Parade. Here is the bus when it drove in the 2011 parade.
Welcome to Historic Ben Wheeler Sign
Learn about the history of Ben Wheeler, Texas, and its many activities, including music and food and its annual Fall Hogfest, on the Ben Wheeler Official Website.
Watch the video on the site, too! Ben Wheeler is known as the Best Hidden Small Town in Texas.
Ben Wheeler Facebook Page.