Saturday, August 22, 2009

Former U.S. President Zachary Taylor

U.S. President Zachary Taylor coloring page

Hello, everyone. The coloring page on this post is of former U.S. President Zachary Taylor. Taylor was a much respected war hero, however he wasn't much of a politician. He wasn't a refined man, in any sense. He wore old tattered clothes and a floppy straw hat. It wasn't unusual back then to mistake him for a farmer. So, with this image I have included an illustration of an old farmer's hat.

Also, Taylor had an unusual death. On July 4th, 1850 Taylor was celebrating the holiday and the completion of the Washington Memorial amongst a large crowd in Washington D.C. Taylor and the crowd were treated to cherries and milk for the occasion. However, the hot July sun made those treats go bad. Taylor ended up gorging himself on bad cherries and bad milk. He died five days later, due to the ensuing sickness. So, to remember his strange death I have included an illustration of a cherry.

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