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Let's Play in the Water - Carthage, Missouri / USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
N 37° 06.728 W 094° 20.688
15S E 380517 N 4108157
Quick Description: Precious Moments Figures and Animals in the Fountain
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2007 4:35:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM2R4N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member robbdogg120
Views: 31

Long Description:
Samuel J. Butcher

To convey his message, Sam began drawing the endearing teardrop-eye children he called “Precious Moments” as for family and friends. Then, for several years, Sam was seen on television as the story illustrator for the inspiration children's program, Tree Top House, drawing his teardrop-eyed images to tell the story.

Precious Moments were introduced to the public in 1975 on inspirational greeting cards and posters, and in 1978 the first Precious Moments figurines were unveiled. But even the success of what he created did not satisfy Sam, because in his heart was a desire to honor the Lord by building the Precious Moments Chapel. Since the structure's initial completion in 1989, millions of visitors have come to admire his work and share his faith.

Sam has never forgotten his humble beginnings. Even though he is one of America's most beloved artists, he remains a quiet family man. Nothing means more to him than his children and grandchildren, and he takes advantage of every opportunity to make them an active part of his life and his work.

This is just a little about him and his work.

As always have fun be safe and

HAPPY.................................WAYMARKING
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Playing in the Fountain

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Samuel J. Butcher

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1975

Materials used: Cement and Ironworks

Location: Precious Chapel & Park

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