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The extreme log cabin: Old Faithful Inn

Much has been written about Yellowstone National Park, the U.S.’s first National Park [1872] and the world’s largest collection of geysers, hot springs and other hydro-thermal features.  It encompasses a 30 mile by 45 mile caldera over a gigantic super-volcano. … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West: Cody, Wyoming

Generally we follow Rule 7 above and move in a direction not to a destination.  After leaving the Wisconsin, we were moving in the direction of Cody.  Or it might be Cody was a destination.  We had been there before, … Continue reading

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Medicine Wheel / Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark, Wyoming

I first read about the Medicine Wheel in the 1970s.  It was around then we began to occasionally read novels by Louis L’Amour, simple “westerns” without much literary value that provided relief from the daily grind.  They were better than … Continue reading

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South Pass City, Wyoming

When I worked for AlliedSignal in 1985, we visited South Pass City and Atlantic City after seeing a trona mine in Green River; Trona is nearly pure natural soda ash, and part was taken on a conveyor belt directly to … Continue reading

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South Pass and The Oregon Trail

Although it was not our intention, we followed much of the Oregon Trail across Wyoming.   The Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, California Trail and Pony Express Route all pass along the same basic path in Wyoming.  In Nebraska, the trails basically … Continue reading

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Eagle Bronze Foundry, Lander, Wyoming

Lander is a fairly typical Wyoming town with a population of a little over 7500.  But as soon as you enter town, you notice something different: there are an unusual number of large bronze sculptures including a magnificent one of … Continue reading

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