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- Got here in 3 hours, it is 5pm
- Drove 207 miles and it cost $38.54
- It cost me 5 dollars to get in the Museum and there were no other fees
- Enjoyed looking at all the historical things in the Museum
- The American telephone and telegraph exhibits were interesting
- Slept in my car, and leaving at 12am
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... day the cross winds averaged 25 MPH plus. Around 6 PM the sky to the north was turning black so it was time to seek cover. We found a Walmart in Lamar, CO, a very cute little town. By the time I got parked it was raining hard. This is when we are thankful we have a class A. Down with the jacks and out with slides and all from inside the coach, no getting wet. Next am it was off to Dodge ...
... 5 minutes from parking to get to it which preserves the frontier feel nicely. Ended the day quickly seeing Boggsville, another old settlement before settling into a rest area in Las Animas for the night. Sleep disturbed by lawn sprinklers, the morning routine even more disturbed by lots of mosquitoes. Today's ride in up to 99 degree heat was foreshortened by strong cross winds over the most ...
... once again appreciating how active this town was between 1800 and 1860 as a major passing point on the Santa Fe Trail. At this geographic point the trail and town were near a very large stand of ancient cottonwood trees bordering the Arkansas river. This stand of trees was completely logged by the end of the 19th century and by then the railroads were bringing settlers west not the S F ...
... which was famous for long cattle drives passing through and rowdy behavior of the drovers. Once again we learned that Wyatt Earp, a "seasonal sheriff" our tour guide told us", was brought into town to restore order. Also Bat Masterson worked in the area when the "Boot Hill" cemetery kept growing so fast. We watched actors portray a gunfight in the replica of old Dodge City, then rode a trolley tour past some of the old part ...