Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Wordless Wednesday: Week 17

Which figure in American history is associated with a turtle?

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26 comments:

Kelly Curtis said...

Tortoise Edison?

Celeste said...

Big turtle!

The Wilson's said...

Hmmm...is this one of those "Are you smarter that a fifth grader" questions??? hee hee...I guess I have failed!! This is terrible.

elementary historyteacher said...

Does it have something to do with Louis and Clark?

Crazy Working Mom said...

I have no earthly idea. I'll hafta check back when you post the answer. I get an F for now. :(

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Someone that was real s-l-o-w?
Happy WW!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I never know these things!

Hen Jen said...

I don't know either, but great photo!

The Tour Marm said...

Right now, I'm shell-shocked!

Unknown said...

The turtle is the symbol of the Supreme Court of the US, but I couldn't think of a Justice known as one.

However, during my recent reference material for my native American commentary of Ohio, PA and NY, I did come upon someone known as a little one and his formal name is reminiscent of a resort city and an Ohio university.

Jim Beeghley said...

Union General George Gordon Meade was referred to as "The Old Snapping Turtle"

Stephanie Appleton said...

My kids love those at the zoo.

Don't know the answer to that question though.

Anonymous said...

You're always testing us! :)

Donna. W said...

I don't know. But I always learn something here.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to be stumped again this week.

Unknown said...

*clueless*

Sorry, Mr Tymrak, wherever you are!

*sheepish grin*

Selena

Patois42 said...

Guess I'll have to check back to find out. No clue. The only figure that comes to mind for me -- and we're not talking history here -- is Yertle the Turtle from Dr. Seuss.

Anonymous said...

I love tortoises! They are just so cool looking.

The person I'm thinking of is not American. Aesop from Aesop's fables: The Tortoise and the Hare.

Sandee said...

I haven't a clue!

EHT said...

Thanks for visiting everyone. They only answer that is close is regarding the word "SLOW".

Keep guessing and stay tuned.....

The Tour Marm said...

OK.

So it is not Little Turtle aka Miami.) Still a good guess and great story!)

Should I be thinking along the lines of the Tortoise and the Hare? (Someone who was slow, and deliberate?)

M-Dawg said...

I just got done teaching this with my Honors US History Part I class - Battle of Fallen Timbers in Ohio in 1794???????

EHT said...

Well, m-dawg....I checked just to make sure my figure from history wasn't at the Battle of Fallen Timbers and I don't think he was. He was busy a bit south I believe and was known by some to have a heavy pack and move slow.

Unknown said...

David Bushnell and his 'turtle'.
Another reference to Georgia history!

EHT said...

Nope....not David Bushnell. South, but not Georgia.

The Tour Marm said...

This was driving me crazy!

Sheltowee - D.B.