4th of July on the Oregon Trail and at Ft. Laramie
Trip Start Jun 30, 2009
10Trip End Jul 09, 2009
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We continued on to Fort Laramie, on of the longer-standing forts along the emigrant trails (in some form it lasted 20+ years in the late 1800s), and enjoyed NPS Frontier 4th of July - kind of an Open House in which there were Pony Express re-enactors, horse drill team, an American Indian ethnographer Michael BadHand Terry (who was hilarious in showing us how to shoot from a horse and has a great web site http://www.warriorsplus.com/index.htm), bakers, etc.
After a fantastic dinner in Glenrock at the 1916-era Hotel Higgins with its restaurant The Paisley Shawl, we closed our day with some nice fireworks over Casper, visible from our hotel.
No rain today!