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Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico

Fort Union sits in ruins on the plains of eastern New Mexico and has a story to tell. The adobe ruins that are visible from quite a distance are the third iteration of Fort Union. Located strategically on the Santa … Continue reading

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

On our trip from Hot Springs National Park, we made a very slight detour to visit Fort Smith National Historic Site. From the little information I had found earlier, I thought it would be a very brief stop with perhaps … Continue reading

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Fort McPherson National Cemetery

It may sound a bit morbid but old cemeteries have always fascinated me. It’s interesting what you can figure out from wandering around – or at least, what you think you figure out. It is very different wandering an old … Continue reading

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Nicodemus National Historic Site

I recently visited Nicodemus which is a small town on the northwestern Kansas prairie. It’s off the beaten path on Highway 24, several miles north of I-70 without direct access from the interstate. The Nicodemus National Historic Site represents the … Continue reading

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Travelogue – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Wrangell St. Elias National Park is not overly easy to access. The road from Chitina to McCarthy is such that you do not take an RV on it so we made arrangements to fly into McCarthy from Chitina. We abandoned … Continue reading

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Travelogue – North Dakota/Montana – Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

   Fort Union Trading Post Having first heard of Fort Union from a ranger at Old Bent’s Fort in Colorado, we planned a visit. Fort Union is on the border of North Dakota and Montana and in fact is in … Continue reading

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Travelogue – North Dakota – Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A rather grey, chilly and very windy day, we drove north into North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt National Park has two units and the Elkhorn Ranch site which is undeveloped. Roosevelt came to the badlands of North Dakota to get away … Continue reading

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