Ronnie Templemeyer lives in Booneville and works at a bread bakery. In 1994, Templemeyer built his first sanctuary for purple martins, a migratory bird that passes through Missouri every Spring. On mornings and early-evenings, Templemeyer can be found with his binoculars, checking out the Martins. On this day, the first second-year male of the season arrived.
Posted by Aaron on Thursday, April 26, 2007
The paper sent me to the State Archives in Jefferson City. I thought I was in for a boring shoot. It turns out an elementary school class was on a field trip. They gave me this moment.