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Jul 18, 2011 - General Store & Voors Buffalo Jump

This morning we were treated to a nice breakfast at the KOA restaurant. After breakfast we doubled up in cars again and took a scenic car tour. Our first stop was at the 110 year old "General Store" in a small town of Aladdin, population 15. The building was first a saloon and then turned into the General Store. It was a very popular and busy business back in the early 1900s because there were many coal mines in the area and the railroad. Now it has everything from groceries to souvenirs, camping supplies to liquor, post office to antiques...

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Aug 24, 2010 - Day 165 - WalMart and Fish

Today wasn’t a sight seeing day, but I did enjoy myself. I read some in the morning and then I went fishing in that wild little creek here. I got four strikes and didn’t set a one. I’m still fascinated by how fast and deep the creek is - I’d sure hate to fall in. As I crossed the little bridge I noticed movement upstream coming toward me. What in the world kind of fish is that?? It came right under me, past the bridge and around the bend, but it wasn’t a fish…it was a furry animal, about 18-20 inches long, had a long tail, but I couldn’t...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Day 164 - Wow! A close encounter!

I’ve seen many pictures of Devils Tower and, of course, we all became very familiar with it in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I think I even played with my mashed potatoes after that movie. But I was struck with awe when I saw it in person today. From far away it is such a dramatic contrast with the landscape…up close, it’s simply surreal. And huge. KOA has a park right there at the base and entrance to the park, but I’d rather be parked here in Beulah. I feel very rural…very Wyoming here. I also visited my first buffalo...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Day 163 - STATE #41 - WYOMING

I left South Dakota this morning as late as I could as I had such a short drive today. I barely crossed over the border into Wyoming where I pulled into a park I know I am going to love. I’m in Beulah, Wyoming, population 33, and it’s a lively little town! The owner of the park has a nice home on the property and used to own most of the town. He’s selling everything and heading to the eastern side of South Dakota where the grandchildren are. Does anyone want an immaculate RV park? Has a big drawback…no sewer, no dump station. Sand Creek...

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Jul 1, 2009 - Kota Country

I am in a town of 33 people at a little campground where the next door neighbor is "a room mate" as he calls it. We share a picnic table and our entry doors face each other. His is in the front of his coach while mine is halfway back. It doesn't have any kind of Verizon service, so I will pick up messages and get on the Internet when I go into Spearfish, SD at a library there. The only TV station I get says "Kota Country", that's why this title. Beulah is technically in the Black Hills, but the hills are green, not black - no dark trees. I...

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Jul 23, 2008 - Vore Buffalo Jump

Today we headed for Custer, SD. On our way we stopped at the Vore Buffalo Jump. This historical spot was discovered as they were building I-90. The spot was where the Native Americans used to herd buffalo into this sink hole. The determined that 9 different tribes used this spot and that between 10,000 and 20,000 buffalo were killed here. The Native Americans needed an efficient way of gathering their winter meat supply. Since Buffalo can’t be herded like cattle, a man dressed in Buffalo hides used to insert himself into the herd and act...

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Jul 17, 2008 - Vore Bufffalo Jump/Devil's Tower

Start mileage: 39,646 End mileage: 40,011 We covered 365 miles today. We left Mystery Mountain Camping Resort at 8:30 am. We never got around to using their heated pool or hot tub. Nor did we ever take advantage of the complimentary pancake breakfast. There were just too many other things to see and do... Our first stop was the Vore Buffalo Jump in Buelah, WY. The Vore Buffalo Jump was discovered when I-90 was being constructed. It is a natural sinkhole that was used by at least 5 American tribes as a bison trap between 1500 and 1800 AD....

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May 26, 2007 - Spearfish, Sturgis, and what the heck, Wyoming

Hi all, Today was a fun day. We headed to Sturgis cause that's where the cool people go and to get some T-shirts. We decided to head to Spearfish first to see the fish hatchery and hit Sturgis on the way back. When we got near Spearfish, we saw signs that we were only 10 miles from Wyoming, so what the heck - let's go to Wyoming. When we stopped just accross the state line, a lady Roger spoke to at the post office/gas station said we couldn't come all that way without going down the road for just a bit more to see the Buffalo Jump. So...

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