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  Benton County History
Benton County was established by the Provisional Legislature in 1847.
Carved from Polk County, Benton County stretched from the Polk County boundary south to the California border and from the Pacific Ocean east to the Willamette River.
Today Benton County occupies 679 square miles of the central Willamette Valley and is bordered on the east by the Willamette River and Linn County, on the west by the summit of the Coast Range and Lincoln County, on the north by Polk County, and on the south by Lane County.
arcweb.sos.state.or.us /county/cpbentonhome.html   (496 words)

  
 thomas hart benton
Upon the famous Missouri Compromise of 1820, admitting Missouri to the Union as a state, Benton was elected the first U.S. Senator.
Benton was famous for his efforts to establish a liberal system of land distribution that would discourage speculators but enable honest settlers to purchase public lands at low prices.
Benton died in Washington D.C. on April 10, 1858 at the age of 76.
www.co.benton.wa.us /html/thomas_hart_benton.htm   (1022 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton - Gallery
The sketch to the left is one of Benton's preliminary sketches for the Culture Panel segment of the Independence and the Opening of the West murals.
Benton began the Independence Murals in 1959 and completed them in 1962; the distinct contrast between the angularity of his initial figure sketches (see Tom Sawyer illustration above) gives way later in his career to a less stylized, more refined representation of the human form as seen in the Independence Murals.
Benton draws on this powerful myth to frame an image of the older, dying generation coveting the promise of youth and the new American generation.
xroads.virginia.edu /~am482_04/am_scene/bentonimages.html   (610 words)

  
 benton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Benton's job was to sketch Navy installations in Norfolk, Virginia, and for the first time since his early days as a newspaper cartoonist, he was involved with recording everyday events and people.
Benton used not only folk culture but contemporary culture as a subject In 1937, he was sent by Life magazine to produce an illustrated commentary on Hollywood and the movie industry.
Benton once referred to this mural as "almost like a painted autobiography." In addition to using his brother in the court room scene, most of the north-east section of the wall is taken up by a political scene in which Tom Benton's father delivers a speech from an outdoor platform.
www.thebrogan.org /Archives/benton/bent.html   (3279 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton . Benton Profile | PBS
Benton then went on to Paris and, finally, to New York, where he persevered as an impoverished painter for more than a decade but found his "regionalist" roots.
Benton was at war with the Eastern art establishment from the moment he hit his stride as a determinedly realistic painter.
Benton already was a summer neighbor of theirs on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where Tom and Rita spent every summer for 50 years.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/benton/benton   (991 words)

  
 A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets of Missouri
Inland, in that it is three counties east of Kansas and three south of the Missouri River; border, in that it lies at the point where prairie lands adjoin the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.
In 1845 Hickory County was formed, taking from Benton County all of its territory south of the north line of Township 36, and the same year the twenty-four miles square (sic) of the northwest part of the county was given to Pettis County.
Benton County was settled mainly by emigrants from Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.
thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org /lochist/moser/bentonco.html   (1289 words)

  
 Benton's Joplin Mural
Despite Benton’s earlier decision to abandon mural projects, Mary Curtis approached him with the proposal to paint a mural depicting Joplin at the turn of the century, the Joplin Benton had known in his youth.
There is a Bible on the table at the bottom in the center, with a flyer for a revival next to it, bridging the gap between the upper-class on the left, and the working class on the right, the one ground of commonality in the south and mid-west.
Benton, for many of his paintings and most of his murals, made scale clay models to study the value and color problems of his design before actually beginning the final painting.
www.uca.edu /cfac/art/seymour/catalogpages/infopages/bentonmural.htm   (757 words)

  
 Thomas Benton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Benton, a Missouri lawyer and politician who was elected to Congress in the campaigns of 1897.
To Tom Benton, the major rivers of America were the Mississippi, the Ohio and the Missouri rivers combined with the smaller tributaries which fed them and supported the transportation and farming activities he associated with the life of the nations great river valleys.
His namesake, senator Thomas Hart Benton, had played a significant role in the expansion of the Western frontier and was recognized as an outspoken advocate of the concept of manifest destiny.
www.thebrogan.org /Archives/benton/thomascontent.html   (1753 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site - General Information - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Benton was born in Neosho, Mo. in 1889, the son of Missouri Congressman Maecenas E. Benton and grand nephew of Missouri's first senator, Thomas Hart "Old Bullion" Benton.
Benton spent several years perfecting a new method of planning his paintings by using clay models to help with the spatial organization of the design.
Benton, renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer, was a man of enormous vitality and inner strength.
www.mostateparks.com /benton/geninfo.htm   (726 words)

  
 Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.
Benton Barracks was situated on land once owned by John O'Fallon who rented the acreage to U.S. Army, and on the grounds of the old State fairgrounds.
Camp Benton, which began operations in 1861 had numerous functions: a troop cantonment (replacing Jefferson Barracks after it was converted to a hospital); a parole encampment; a military hospital; and a camp for contraband or refugee slaves.
Benton Barracks was also home to a large hospital, with the large amphitheatre of the former State fairgrounds converted for hospital use.
www.missouricivilwarmuseum.org /benton.htm   (2464 words)

  
 Transcript - Thomas Hart Benton
Although he was the great-nephew of Senator Thomas Hart Benton and the son of a congressman, Tom Benton knew early in life that his future lay not in politics, but in art.
Benton's interest in mural painting actually took hold in his youth when he was living in Washington D.C. and visiting the Library of Congress, where there were prominent and very beautiful murals from the turn of the century.
Benton was someone, especially during the 30s and 40s, when regionalism was so influential and so prominent, it was hard to be neutral about him.
ktwu.washburn.edu /journeys/scripts/2003/1608b.html   (1075 words)

  
 Independence and the Opening of the West-Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Hart Benton, an American Regionalist artist, was born in Neosho, Missouri in 1889.
Benton's great love, however, was the common man and his plight.
Benton began work on the mural in early 1960, three years after the founding of the Truman Library.
www.trumanlibrary.org /teacher/benton.htm   (2481 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton | American Icons | Area of Design
Named after his great-uncle, Missouri's first senator, Thomas Hart Benton was born on 15 April 1889 in Neosho, Missouri, an Ozark town of 2,000 people.
At the age of 19 Benton traveled to Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian and remained for 3 years.
In 1935 they moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Benton directed the Art Institute until 1941, and where he continued to live for the rest of his life.
www.areaofdesign.com /americanicons/benton.htm   (324 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site - Teacher's Guide - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Benton was teaching art classes for a neighborhood association and she was one of his students.
In 1939, the Bentons moved into a large, limestone house at 3616 Belleview in Kansas City, Mo. Later that year, their daughter Jessie was born.
Benton, along with John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood, were leaders of the Regionalist movement, but it faded quickly when abstract artists such as Jackson Pollock found popularity.
www.mostateparks.com /benton/teachguide.htm   (1909 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton Painting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Benton, Thomas Hart, regionalist American painter, known for his vigorous, colorful murals of the 1930s, mostly of rollicking scenes from the rural past of the American South and Midwest.
Benton returned to Missouri, taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, and continued to paint both panels and murals.
Benton's most famous student was Jackson Pollock, who studied with Benton at the Art Students League in New York City from 1929 to 1931.
shs.westport.k12.ct.us /jwb/Collab/40s/Artists/Benton.htm   (185 words)

  
 Benton Missouri Resource Guide, City or community of Benton, Missouri Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ...
The population of Benton is approximately 575 (1990).
The distance from Benton to Washington DC is 722 miles.
Benton is positioned 37.09 degrees north of the equator and 89.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /mocountybenton.htm   (218 words)

  
 BLM Montana/Dakotas - Lewistown Field Office
Fort Benton, the birthplace of Montana, was established by Alexander Culbertson of the American Fur Company in 1846.
At first it was called Fort Clay, but at a Christmas party in 1850 the name was changed to Fort Benton in honor of Sneator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, a strong political supporter of the fur trade.
Fort Benton changed from a raucous river port into a supply center for settlers who were beginning to move into the region.
www.mt.blm.gov /ldo/um/docs/ftbenton.htm   (551 words)

  
 Benton Park
Originally from rural Illinois, Jeanette is attracted to and interested in the mixing of people and the diverse social activities encouraged within the framework created by the church.
Benton Park, bruised but now resolutely emerging from hard urban times, is building on its considerable assets.
Declared a Federal Historic District in 1985, the neighborhood presents a bold statement of its heritage in the form of its architecture.
stlouis.missouri.org /bentonpark   (566 words)

  
 Benton City Missouri Resource Guide, City or community of Benton City, Missouri Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ...
The population of Benton City is approximately 139.
The distance from Benton City to Washington DC is 836 miles.
Benton City is positioned 39.13 degrees north of the equator and 91.76 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /mocountybentoncity.htm   (201 words)

  
 Tom Benton's Missouri | University Communications | University of Missouri
Thomas Hart Benton's SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI is the most ambitious mural by America's foremost muralist and a clear statement of socio-historical painting.
Tom Benton, himself, is heard from portions of his taped "tour" of the mural.
Benton hoped that any viewer who came to see the murals would identify with some aspect of what he found portrayed.
www.umsystem.edu /ums/departments/ur/benton/teaching.shtml   (2012 words)

  
 Museum of Nebraska Art | Artists | Thomas Hart Benton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Benton studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, resided briefly in Paris and New York City, then settled in Kansas City, working as an instructor of drawing/painting at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Benton was part of the Regionalist movement and is well known for his mural paintings that depict commmon everyday scenes of Midwestern life.
His most famous murals are located in the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City and in the Truman Library in Independence.
monet.unk.edu /mona/contemp/benton/benton.html   (192 words)

  
 Benton County Missouri History and Genealogy including Warsaw, Cole Camp, Lincoln, Fristoe, Edwards, Fairfield, Duroc, ...
An informative and historical overview of Benton County, Missouri on CD including three separate books on CD which include 6 historical maps (1851, 1902, 1904, 1913, 1920's and 1929), plus the full Benton County, Missouri section from the book: Goodspeed's History of Benton County, Missouri originally published in 1889.
Some of the facts contained are the number of farms and their acreages, number of cows, horses, mules, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, colonies of bees, how many farms had mortgages and how many were free of debt, the amount of butter produced, the number of bushels of apples, peaches, pears, etc.
Benton County, Missouri is located in the Central portion of the Missouri Ozarks and is surrounded by the following counties: Henry County * Pettis County * Morgan County * Hickory County * St. Clair County * Camden County.
www.hearthstonelegacy.com /benton.htm   (1029 words)

  
 Combs &c. Families of Benton County, Missouri
Benton County was established in 1835 from Pettis and St. Clair Counties.
Benton Co. people in Dickson Co. met at the house of the father to bid them goodby, the group including 13 children and nine grandchildren and Sam KINKEAD and family, and there was a feast of provisions and everyone able for the table duty.
The subject of this sketch was born near Warsaw, Benton Co., MO March 19, 1862 and went to sleep in Jesus May 19, 1918 being fifty-six years and two months old.
www.combs-families.org /combs/records/mo/benton.htm   (2605 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton . For Educators | PBS
Benton established a medium that satisfied his personal desires, but which at times was controversial, as was his persona and views on the world.
Students should identify and conduct research on the historic elements highlighted in the artwork, note how Benton tackles them, specifically any underlying messages the piece presents regarding the event and/or time period, and critique the work in terms of historic accuracy and representation.
Tom Benton’s Missouri, directed by James Bogan and Frank Fillio, focuses on the social history of the State of Missouri.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/benton/educators   (1626 words)

  
 history
The history of the West is a rich theme at Fort Benton.
Known as the “Birthplace of Montana”, Fort Benton is a small town with a large heritage.
For twenty five years Fort Benton was the hub for freight handling for an area from Virginia City to The Great Slave Lake and to Washington and Oregon.
www.fortbenton.com /tourfb/history.htm   (205 words)

  
 Benton Accident Lawyer: Free Legal Services in Missouri (MO)
Accident victims in Benton may be able to get financial compensation for their injuries, pain, and suffering with the aid of an accident lawyer.
Individuals who have been hurt in auto accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, work accidents, and other types of mishaps resulting in injuries may be helped by Weitz and Luxenberg's legal assistance.
Please be advised that Weitz and Luxenberg may not be able to handle all lawsuits in all regions of Missouri due to local and national limitations.
www.weitzlux.com /missouri/bentonaccidentlawyer_339863.html   (400 words)

  
 University of Missouri Extension - Benton County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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muextension.missouri.edu /benton/children.shtml   (239 words)

  
 Thomas Hart Benton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri's "regional" artist, died as he lived-brush in hand-just three months shy of his 86
Tom Benton was born April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri into the illustrious clan which included Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the great-uncle whose name he bore.
Hence Tom Benton lived a Huck Finn-like childhood between small-town Missouri and big city Washington, D.C. However, young Tom showed a proclivity not for law, but for drawing.
schools.parkhill.k12.mo.us /Renner/Missouri/Benton.htm   (252 words)

  
 Tom Benton's Missouri | University Communications | University of Missouri
The EDIT SCRIPT of TOM BENTON'S MISSOURI has the text of the film along with a cinematic description of its 342 shots.
A BENTON BIBLIOGRAPHY, selected and annotated by Dr. James Rogers and Nancy Edelman, lists some of the basic Benton texts for further study.
WHERE THE BENTONS ARE lists the locations of all the Benton Murals in the country, plus the major Benton collections in Missouri.
www.umsystem.edu /ums/departments/ur/benton/intro.shtml   (287 words)

  
 Benton County, MO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The north half of Hickory County was formed from southern Benton County in 1845,
and the boundaries of Benton County Mo have remained unchanged since that time.
My name is Homer R. Ficken and I'm the Benton County host.
members.aol.com /hrftx/index.htm   (156 words)

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