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Sep 12, 2018 - back on the lonely road

I left Dubois at checkout time of 11 AM for a 4 hour drive to a little town called Kemmerer. I remember that it has something to do with JC Penney - birthplace? beginning of his business? Also, The Fossil Butte National Monument is nearby to check out. I am now about 3 hours from Salt Lake City. I called and found out that one of the parts I need for the RV will get to Thor Industries in Indiana on Friday and the other part the next Friday. They send them to Ogden and then Sierra RV can take care of the recall part of the entry steps and...

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May 5, 2017 - Fosil Butte National Monument

Easy drive 11 miles from Kemmerer. Scenic Drive closed due to Elk lying on the road. Fossil Butte National Monument wikipedia

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May 4, 2017 - Riverside RV Park

3 Nights here Kemmerer Wyoming wikipedia Notable people: John Buck, MLB catcher for the Seattle Mariners Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers (raised in Kemmerer) William L. Carlisle, one of America's last train robbers lived in the town James Cash Penney, founder of the J.C. Penney chain of stores

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Jul 29, 2010 - An Update

For those of you who don't already know, we are enjoying spending the summer in the Seattle area with the kids and grandkids and the beautiful summer weather in the northwest. We plan to leave Seattle the end of September after a trip to Norway for me and an elk hunting trip for Mike. As we start our travels again, I will be updating the journal as we go. Spending time here with family and friends is such fun now that we are retired and have the time...but leave it to us since we can't seem to sit still, we are remodeling the motor home!...

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Jun 3, 2010 - J.C. Penney

Talk about nostalgia and a trip back in time. Wending our way north from Utah, we traveled in and out of the states of Wyoming and Idaho and stopped for several hours in Kemmerer, WY the home of the J.C. Penney "mother store" and personal residence. J.C. Penney opened his first store in 1902 in Kemmerer which was called "The Golden Rule." Even though he had a "cash only" policy (which many said would never work in a coal mining town), first day sales were $466.59 (very impressive for those days) and in visiting with people who work at the...

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Jun 25, 2008 - Digging for Fish Fossils

We stopped in Kemmerer, WY to dig fish fossils at the Warfield Fossil Quarry. Let me tell you we really were in the middle of nowhere...The town of Kemmerer is only about 500 people and from there we had to drive out of town to a gravel road where we then drove for a 1/2 hour past many cows and tumble weeds until we found the quarry. 40 to 60 million years ago this area resembled the Gulf Coast, so fish, alligators etc...once lived here. When the animals died they fell to the bottom of the sea floor and became fossils. The uplifting of the...

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May 11, 2008 - Vernal, Utah, Kemmerer, Wyoming, and home

May 8-9-10 Grand Junction, Colorado to Vernal, Utah, Kemmerer, Wyoming, Idaho Falls, and home. We got a very early start out of Grand Junction, and headed northward on a side road toward Vernal, Utah. This is some spectacular country, with lots of oil and gas development in the flats and some impressive mountains that thrust up from the desert. We got into about 20 miles of 6 to 8% grades and 15 mph switchbacks, but mostly it was decent road. The route passed by the entrance to Dinosaur National Monument, at Dinosaur, Colorado. I was...

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Oct 4, 2007 - Pronghorn Antelope in Wyoming

The temperature dropped into the 30s overnight. As soon as the sun came up it moved up to the 60s. Weather reports were predicting rain and possibly snow for the high mountains so we had to scrap our plan to stop in the Tetons tonight and instead drove south to I-80. We have seen hundreds of pronghorn antelope since entering Wyoming. A sign said they are perhaps the only animal that didn't migrate here from Eurasia across the Bering land mass making them the only true native of North America. They are not a true antelope. They are the only...

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