In the 1970’s the engineers looking to extend interstate 90 West found a giant sinkhole on the Vore family lands. When they surveyed the sinkhole in order to fill it up with concrete, they found that it was a giant pit of bison remains. Needless to say, the engineers moved the interstate a little bit
Turning off the highway, we drove up and down an isolated road trying to find the Heart Mountain Interpretative Center. The land was flat and unremarkable. The sun beat down on the parched earth. It really felt like the middle of nowhere. I can imagine that was exactly how the Japanese-Americans who arrived at the
If you are visiting Yellowstone National Park, you should definitely visit (or maybe even stay at) the Old Faithful Inn which overlooks the famous Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone. This hotel is a national treasure and the largest log hotel in the world. The Old Faithful Inn History The Old House section of the Old
In the days before photography, there were only landscape painters who could convey the grandeur and beauty of a place. The works of one such landscape painter helped created the very first national park, Yellowstone. Art Makes A Difference In 1871, American government geologist, Ferdinand Hayden, was sent to explore the area in Wyoming consisting
My family and I are standing outside a gas chamber on death row at Wyoming Frontier Prison. The whole thing is made of stainless steel (the better to hose it clean with) and the original chair with its leather restraints sits isolated in the middle. When the guide asks if anyone would like to sit
Devils Tower is a national monument in Wyoming which has to be seen to be believed. Seriously. It is a strange geological formation that shoots straight up into the sky 1200 feet from the ground. Theodore Roosevelt thought it was pretty impressive, too, and named it the first national monument in the USA in 1906.
A stay at the Warren-Nagle Mansion, one of the original cattle baron mansions of Cheyenne which is now an upscale B&B.