Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1









We got up early and drove to Cody, Wyoming to see the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. This is a huge museum which could take several days to see thoroughly. The museum’s permanent collection includes separate areas devoted to Buffalo Bill Cody (my dad saw him and his Wild West Show when he was a kid), the plains Indians, western art (lots of Russells and Remingtons), natural history, and the largest collection of firearms in the world. The guest exhibit was a group of paintings devoted to Lewis and Clark’s Expedition. Buffalo Bill’s boyhood home has been moved to the museum’s grounds from LeClaire, Iowa. We then left and drove to Pompey’s Pillar National Monument near Billings, Montana. William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) carved his name in this rock in 1806. We then drove on to Miles City, Montana and checked into an RV park so we could update the blog. We haven’t had internet access for about a week.

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