Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex
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... Service system, so now we have officially been to the first national park (Yellowstone) and the first national monument! Funny enough, they are both in Wyoming. Anyways, at Devils Tower, we made a 1.3 mile short loop around the big "tower", which was really neat because the rock looks different from the north, south, east, and west. It was pretty cool to just be driving in the middle of the Wyoming hills and then all of ...
... and Saloon. We shared a 12oz. New York Strip steak and had our own sides to go along with it. Very, very good food. During the night we had lots of thunder and lightning but Sunday morning dawned as a beautiful sunny day. Before leaving Murdo, one MUST stop at the Pioneer Auto Show for which Murdo is famous. So, off we went -- it was in the next block from our campsite -- big trip. Took lots of pictures of lots of cars. Enjoy, you car buffs!
Off we went, ...
... history on the Indian culture.
The Badlands is another amazing place. We cruised through the National Grasslands and then all of a sudden the Badlands hit you. It is huge and rivals Sedona & the Painted Desert for beauty. We were looking for Bison but missed out the last 2 days. Leaving Badlands we stopped at a general store in Caputa. The store owners husband owns the ranch where Dances with Wolves was filmed. She gave us a run down on all the history ...
Both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial are unfinished. Mount Rushmore, because the government stopped funding it with the advent of WWII. Crazy Horse, because its a huge undertaking that may take several generations. It's telling that the sculptor of the Crazy Horse memorial refused to take government money and spent the first seven years of his work on Thunderhead Mountain, alone. I mean, why would anyone telling the story of Crazy Horse ...
Wednesday 10th July
A drive to Sturgis to have a look, and in 2 weeks it will be full on. Apart from the motorbike thing there is very little there. Drove back through Spearfish Canyon to Deadword, very scenic drive, nice water falls. We had lunch in an old pub in Lead. (Old gold mining town, founded 1876, Homestake Mine closed 2002)) Looked in Moriah cemetery ...