Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Looks like they are having a great time!

Side view...Note the four horses in line, don't see that very often!

I dubbed this one the 50/50 wagon has it doesn't have proper...

Beautiful horses and looks like a great place to settle in for...

Wish you could see this stagecoach better...

Deadwood to Cheyenne...Pretty horses too!

Unique 'trailer' set-up :)

Here's what they look like when they are on the move..Photo credit...

I didn't see this rig today but he was there on Saturday....

Back home, sitting at Dick & Lou's visiting with Bev before she...

We had a beautiful moon last night too in case you missed...


In case you missed my last post I'm repeating a bit of the copy below. Last Saturday Larry & I went out to the Hammel Ranch for a dinner/show & to learn a bit of the Sidney-Deadwood Stagecoach ride. Several beautifully restored wagons and stagecoaches were on display that day at the ranch. Rick & Peggy Kaan out of Hot Springs brought most of the wagons & a beautiful stagecoach was on display courtesy of Doug Hansen. The following day, the riders moved on & spent one night in Pringle. Then yesterday they arrived in Custer, where they will spend both Monday & Tuesday night before moving on Wednesday morning.

This 100+ mile traverse, with 40 wagons and more than 180 horses, is being sponsored by the Days of '76 Museum in Deadwood, SD. The trail ride and wagon train began in the tiny hamlet of Ardmore, near the Nebraska border on August 28. The trip is taking the travelers from the Nebraska-South Dakota border, north through rolling hills and grasslands, across the Cheyenne River and through the Black Hills, going near locations like Hot Springs, Pringle, Custer, Deerfield Lake, Rochford and Dumont, ending up in historic Deadwood on September 5th.

The nine day trek of teamsters and outriders from 15 states are retracing hoof prints of the Pony Express and the wagon ruts of the countless stagecoaches, freight wagons and travelers from the Union Pacific Railroad hub in Sidney, Nebraska, to the muddy, bloody streets of Deadwood, SD. We found it interesting that the freight wagons shipped over 22 million pounds of freight in 1878 and 1879. Amazing! Old time UPS :)

Anyway, when we returned from Rapid City we ran out to the Four Mile Old West Town where camp is currently being set up. Looked like most of them were pretty well settled in for the night. I really enjoy seeing there excitement & commitment to riding these old trails & sort of wish I could tag along for the week! Sure looks like fun :)



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