Category:  Expressive Digital Art | Posted: May 30, 2017

Tempest

Ghost Wagon

by bunkie

Art From The Imagination Contest Entry 
Documented stories of Tornado's hitting wagon trains are very few; This is one of them.

Our family, with six other families, made up a wagon train moving from Nebraska to Colorado. There were no roads across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado at that time, just trails and no bridges.

Each family had a spring wagon tied to the back of a covered wagon and each family had a few cattle. My eldest sister,14, and two brothers, 12 and 10 drove our cattle.

One noon day we were camped getting dinner, a Tornado hit us. When the men saw the dark clouds coming, they turned the wagon's with their backs to the coming storm. Our wagon was the last to be turned. Mother and all of us children were in the wagon. Before it could be turned, it was blown over. My youngest brother got a few scratches, but the rest of us scrambled out unhurt. Cattle herders were lost with the cattle and went a whole day without food when the cattle went into the river.

Mrs. George Schegel
Otis Kansas





Post Type Digital Art Digital Painting | Mixed Media
Corel painter 12 software with brushes used; Impasto for build up of colors painted on electronic canvas.






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