Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Out and About

While we waited for our friends Brock and Leola to catch up with us here in Wyoming,  we took a little ride to the next town down the road.

Big ranches here with a lot of hay production.

1000' lower than we are used to

One street of small businesses, church, school, the rest is residential.

Lots of sculptures

 Yes, that's Dino the Dinosaur at the Sinclair gas station.  There are still a few Sinclair stations out here in the West.

Notice the falcon under the big horn sheep

Back to Ranchester.  The town is about the same size but the buildings here are not as nice.

The rest of the main street.

We parked the bike and walked around.  A stop here netted us some site-seeing information and a history lesson.

Since gold-seekers were allowed anywhere on the Reservation, hostilities broke out.  The army was sent in to protect the Bozeman Trail and the stage line.

General Patrick Conner led an attack on Chief Black Bear's Arapaho village.

This sign is about a block from our rv park.

Visitors' center diorama of the attack.  Front is the army advancing, back is the encampment.  To the right is the Tongue River.  Along the river the army is rounding up the Indians' horses. (Remember that you can click on any picture to view details.)

The battle site today, a State park.

When our friends arrived in good time and all in one piece, we made our plans for tomorrow.

Next up--the Big Horn Mountains.

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Are those metal sculptures or wood?
There is so much interesting history in every part of this great country of ours.