Text: H.Res.1508 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1508

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                    September 22, 2010.
Whereas, John James Audubon arrived in the river town of Henderson, Kentucky, in 
        1810 with his wife and infant son, determined to make his fortune;
Whereas, as a businessman in Henderson, he met with some initial success, and in 
        1816 he undertook his most ambitious project to date, building a steam-
        powered saw-and-grist mill in the city on the banks of the Ohio River;
Whereas, Audubon loved the frontier spirit in Henderson, and throughout his 
        years there, he roamed the woods, observing and painting the many 
        species of birds abundant in the area;
Whereas, Audubon ultimately lived in Henderson, Kentucky, for nine years, longer 
        than anywhere else in the United States, during which time two of his 
        four children were born;
Whereas, he went on to publish his ornithological works in the masterpiece, 
        ``The Birds of America'';
Whereas, present-day Henderson, Kentucky, boasts the John James Audubon State 
        Park & Museum, where Audubon's life is interpreted through his art and 
        personal memorabilia, framed within a timeline of world events and 
        paying reverence to its namesake through its Nature Center, which is 
        comprised of three areas: a wildlife Observation Room; the Discovery 
        Center with hands-on exhibits; and the Learning Center, where the park 
        naturalist and art educator conduct environmental and art programs;
Whereas, Henderson's position on the Mississippi Flyway migration route also 
        offers visitors the chance to take part in many of the same spectacular 
        birdwatching opportunities that Audubon enjoyed, both at the park and at 
        the nearby 10,000 acre Sloughs Wildlife Management Area, a National 
        Audubon Society Important Birding Area; and
Whereas, in celebration of the bicentennial of Audubon's 1810 arrival in 
        Henderson County, the Friends of Audubon, Ohio Valley Art League, and 
        the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources are planning a full 
        slate of events, which can be found at www.audubon2010.com: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors John James Audubon for 
his life's contribution to nature and art in Henderson, Kentucky, for 200 years 
and the continued showcase of his life, nature, and art at the John James 
Audubon State Park & Museum.