Wednesday, November 28, 2012
By now you all know that Fort Laramie is one of my favorite places in Wyoming, so you won't be surprised that I've included another picture of it. What appeals to me about this one is the contrast of the two forms of transportation (covered wagon and Mormon hand cart) with the apparent serenity of the fort. Of course, when it was an active fort, there would have been hundreds of people scurrying around, everyone from Army dependents to laundresses. And, most likely, the parade ground would have been filled with soldiers marching. Even during the final years of the fort, when there was little danger of attack, military discipline required that soldiers drill. You might even have seen one being disciplined by having to carry a heavy log on his back as he marched. I can't imagine doing that, particularly during a hot Wyoming summer with the sun beating down.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as I think of the many reasons I have to be thankful, one is that I'm living in Wyoming. As this early postcard that I discovered in a special exhibit at the State Museum says, it's like no place on earth.
Whatever you are doing tomorrow, I hope you have many reasons to give thanks.