Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wednesday in Wyoming -- October 3, 2012
One of the things I liked about the Historic Trails Museum in Casper was the number of interactive exhibits that give visitors a chance to actually experience aspects of the pioneers' journey west. Here I am trying to pull a Mormon hand cart. Trust me, it wasn't easy! Admittedly, I wasn't exactly dressed for the occasion, but there's no ignoring the fact that it takes a lot of strength, not to mention endurance, to pull a heavily laden cart thousands of miles. Handcarts may have been less prone to problems than mule-drawn covered wagons, but they were definitely a challenge for those pulling them.