“Good morning, Mr. President,” is the story about a young girl named Peggy Ann Jansen, who witnesses the work on Mt. Rushmore through her father´s job. For this story, The News-Journal print edition will publish a chapter each week.
What´s a serial? A serial is a story that a newspaper or magazine publishes one piece at a time. There are many stories that first appeared as serials in the Victorian era. Stories like Dickens´ A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Sir Author Conan Doyle first revealed his character Sherlock Holmes through serial stories.
Chapter One. The Black Hills
Author Kay Hively and Illustrator Billie Gofourth-Stewart are both of Neosho, Missouri. Produced in partnership with The Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Missouri Press Foundation with support from Verizon Foundation. Copyright 2002.
|Peggy Ann liked to pick flowers. The wild blue flax is one of many wildflowers that can be found blooming in the open grassy areas of Mount Rushmore.||According to Womenfolk.com, it was difficult to do fine stitching on quilts in poor light so most quilting was done in the daylight.
||The ponderosa pine has a bark that smells sweet, kind of like vanilla or butterscotch. This is one of the trees that Peggy Ann enjoyed smelling.||Not only did the Jansen´s stay in a cabin, but many pioneers grew up in cabins including some of the United States´ former presidents.|