Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
As beautiful as the mountain is, it probably filled pioneers with at least a bit of dread, since it signaled the most difficult part of the journey.
If you'd like to learn more about Laramie Peak, Wikipedia has an article.
While I was searching for information about the peak, I discovered that it's a popular climbing spot. So, if you're a climber and are coming to Wyoming, here's that link. I plan to stay on level ground.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The picture above shows modern day Fort Laramie, with a number of restored buildings, including the sutler's store, which is the one-story building on the far right. It was here that pioneers would shop for whatever they needed.
To learn more about Fort Laramie, click here.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
As I drive in air-conditioned or heated comfort along reasonably smooth roads with speed limits as high as 80 mph, I marvel at all that the pioneers endured on their journey west. Many of them walked next to their wagons, facing blistering heat, hail storms, possible snake bites - so many hazards. But they persisted, taking comfort from milestones along the way.
One of those milestones was Chimney Rock, which is now a National Historic Site in Nebraska. (That's why this week's post is Wednesday NEAR Wyoming.) For more information about Chimney Rock, you might enjoy this link.