Everett and Gail Head West 2013 travel blog

National Frontier Trails Museum

horse boarding prices

Was the wine really a necessity?

Older? Everett or the wagon?

Independence Depot Museum

Fort Riley, Kansas - where Everett was stationed in 1956-57.

at Fort Riley

Sunday we drove from Fisherville KY to Independence MO. Monday morning we started with the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence. The museum relays the story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things during the westward expansion in the mid-1800s. We then went to the Independence Depot Museum of the Chicago - Alton railroad. The townspeople actually moved the depot from it's original site (in an extreme state of disrepair) and restored it. Amazingly, many period pieces showed up after the restoration. The original Independence building sign is on display inside. A very interesting depiction of the life of the station master and family.

Then on to Fort Riley KS to the Army base where Everett was stationed in 1956 - 57. Two interesting museums there, the US Cavalry Museum and the 1st Infantry Division Museum. Everett served with the Big Red One.

We're in for the night in Hays KS.

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