History Archive

74 – WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln—It’s easy to understand where these town and city names originated. Or is it? With about forty-two towns or cities in the United States

71 – TRADITION OR ?

Arco, Idaho, has a unique cliff with numbers painted on it. It began with a very small 20 painted by members of the 1920 graduating class

70 – A DIFFERENT WALK

A year ago today I was walking on the Indianapolis Speedway. Today was different. Home for a year now, I was walking the local Avenue of

67 – THE TETONS

  Due to congressional and public opposition Grand Teton experienced a long battle to becoming a national park. The Tetons first received government protection in 1897,

59 – RELAXING IN COWBOY COUNTRY

Our campsite beside Buffalo Bill Reservoir was situated beautifully and, since it was a space for handicapped, it had a large easy-access concrete area with a

58 – RODEOS AND POWWOWS

Cody, located at the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, is on the way to the eastern gateway to Yellowstone and therefore attracts many visitors. It

57 – BUFFALO BILL

Ordinary lives can become legends or myths through actions or circumstances that ensue. So it was with Buffalo Bill Cody. He was born in 1846 in

55 – DEVIL’S TOWER

There are several versions of the Kiowa legend about the creation of this formation, but the essence is that seven sisters were at play near the

53 – SPEARFISH CANYON AND DEADWOOD

Deadwood, with its place in history as a Dakota Territory gold rush town, boasting residents such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, was an area

50 – GRANDMA GOES SPELUNKING

Well, not in the energetic caver sense, but thanks to current improvements to help the handicapped travel and visit formerly inaccessible places, the Wind Cave National