Tag Archives: western settlement

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 – Montana and into Alberta, Canada

To those people who live in and love Montana, I must apologize for the following statement. Northern Montana is very long east to west and very monotonous. Coming from Nebraska, I can relate to the umbrage that might be taken … 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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Bent’s Old Fort

   Bent’s Old Fort In the past  year I’ve visited Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site twice. The place fascinates me. This “living history” site is a reconstructed adobe fort near La Junta, Colorado. Originally it was an important post … Continue reading

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Boggsville Historic Site, Colorado

Boggsville now lies off the beaten path and is uninhabited but, founded in 1862, it was important as the first non-fortified settlement in southeastern Colorado. My daughter and I stumbled onto Boggsville as we were headed west on Highway 50 … Continue reading

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