Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sharp, Franklin, Taylor, Doe, and Kelly, and the bloody 1860s

A marker locating the spot where various Oregon Trail immigrants lost their lives during the Indian Wars of the early 1860s, which were coincident with the Civil War.  This spot is along Interstate 25 in Converse County, Wyoming.  Some pipeline work was going on at the time, which doesn't contribute to the overall scene in this picture.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chief Washakie Monument, Laramie Wyoming.

This dramatic monument on the edge of the campus of the University of Wyoming commemorates Shoshone Chief Washakie, specifically noting the battle between the Shoshones and the Crows at Crow Heart Butte.