Tuesday, September 1

Roadschool Trip to Wyoming

Travelling from South Dakota to Colorado, we passed through southeastern Wyoming, where we found this neat Stagecoach Museum in the town of Lusk.  We were greeted by a two-headed calf...........very unique!!
The museum houses relics from the 19th-and 20th-centuries, when Lusk was a notorious cow town and busy homesteader area.  There are dinosaur fossils, found in the area, as well as wildlife exhibits.
The general store was a wealth of old-fashioned inspiration!  I love looking around at all of the old things and getting ideas for how to tweak them and use them today.
It's road-school, so we stopped into the old one-room schoolhouse for a quick lesson from our teacher for the day.
The second floor of the museum features an authentic stagecoach that was used on the Cheyenne to Black Hills Stage and Express Line, carrying passengers and gold.  It was even robbed by road agents and shot at by Indians!!

Wyoming State Study
Out back of the museum, a longhorn steer was patiently waiting to be shown off during the next show time.  Next to him, we found this random tent with a flagpole...  
Inside, we discovered Buffalo Bill and his Wild West (History) Show!!  The boys thought that this was the best part of the whole event, and we stayed here for most of the afternoon.  Bill talked with them about his role in the Pony Express, his friendship with Sitting Bull, and the new Wild West Show he was planning to put on with Annie Oakley.  He quizzed the boys and they learned about his different weapons.

Buffalo Bill & the Pony Express Unit Study

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