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Sep 20, 2016 - Am Indian Battlefield

Every state is unique. You may not be able to tell exactly when you cross the border but very soon you can see the difference. The landscape is different, rolling hills compared to high mountains, grasslands as opposed to trees. Red clay or white sand. Large rivers, small streams, waterfalls, lakes or even the ocean. And in some way each is beautiful. It is a wonderful country we live in and to be able to cross borders with no checkpoints is great. Everyone needs to take a road trip and see what is out there. Visit state parks, national...

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Mar 7, 2015 - Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Leaving Fort Smith, AR, we are headed to Amarillo, TX. Enroute, we stop to visit Washita Battlefield National Historic Site near Cheyenne, OK. The battlefield is located in the Black Kettle National Grassland in western Oklahoma. From the NPS website: "The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Get along ol' Paint we're a leavin' Cheyenne

Hit the road at 12:20 pm Saturday, September 14, 2013. My idea was to leave at 6 am, Allen decided to wait and leave at 8 am but I didn't go to bed until 5 am so he let me sleep until 7:30. Then it started raining and since we hadn't completely loaded the Rainbird we waited for the rain to end. Gave me time to do a little more in the house....water house plants, etc. We decided to head north on Hwy. 183 so we drove to Clinton on I 40. Timing was just right for Darren & Marka to pass us on the the interstate - they were headed to the State...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Here We Go Again!

One more sleep and we will be on our way to New England! This trip will include genealogy research, family reunion, visit with a cousin in Michigan, becoming official "Leaf Peepers" and finishing out our goal of visiting all 50 states with the exception of Hawaii. Can't take the Rainbird to Hawaii so don't know if or when that will happen. Our tentative route: Ellendale North Dakota to see the homeplace of Allen's ggrandparents. Then on to Greenville, Michigan to visit my cousin Larry & Deann Henderson. We will head to Niagara Falls and...

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Apr 7, 2011 - Washita Battlefield

The wind came whistling down the plain much earlier in the day than we expected, so Gene had another battle with the steering wheel on Tuesday. Our drive wasn’t far--only 150 miles over to Cheyenne. Near Cheyenne is the site of the Washita Battlefield. The late 1800s was an exciting time for Americans, but a turbulent time for the Plains Indians. Following the Civil War, easterners were pushing farther and farther westward. The Homestead Act which offered free land brought hundreds to the land runs. The railroad was making westward travel...

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