Monthly Archives: April 2018

More History Near Fort Laramie, Wyoming

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If you make the journey to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, consider a side-trip relating to pioneer travel on the Oregon Trail. Guernsey, Wyoming is approximately 13 miles west of Fort Laramie. OREGON TRAIL WAGON RUTS–Wheels on hundreds of pioneer … Continue reading

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History Lives at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming

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THE FORT’S BEGINNINGS—What is now the Fort Laramie National Historic Site was originally established in 1830 as a fur trading center, well-situated at the confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers.  Soon it became a well-known meeting place for … Continue reading

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Time May Be Running Out to See Iconic Swetsville Zoo

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As you drive north or south on I-25 through Fort Collins, Colorado, chances are you’ll see a Walmart on the south side of the city, off of the Harmony Road exit. There’s no signs on the highway in either direction … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado

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Welcome to the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado, founded in 1891. A few lucky prospectors found a dazzling lode of gold ore, embedded deep in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.  The mine was high, the valley floor … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the US

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College campuses are often places rich with history, school pride, and young minds intent on bettering themselves and the world around them. However, some of these young minds attend universities with more than just strong spirit and good academics. A … Continue reading

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The Best Ways to Relax in Style in Scottsdale

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Known for its spa resorts, golf courses, and opulent shopping destinations, the desert city of Scottsdale, Arizona offers visitors the best of Arizona leisure recreation. Take a trip to marvel over the western landscape, visit Downtown Scottsdale for world-class museums, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Report: Mall of America

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The Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the United States, opened in 1992 in Bloomington, a suburb located south of Minneapolis. Its street address is 60 East Broadway. It is accessible by light rail, Uber or taxi, and … Continue reading

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Cheyenne at 150: History Videos

The capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017. As part of the celebrations, several historians gave talks on specific aspects of Cheyenne and Wyoming history. These talks were filmed and can be seen on the Visit Wyoming … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado

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Welcome to the Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado, founded in 1886. Nowadays, many travelers enter Ouray from the south after having experienced the description-defying road known as “The Million Dollar Highway.”  As you round the final bend before descending into … Continue reading

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The Most Scenic Drives in Wyoming

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When traveling by car, we often think of the destination more than the actual drive itself. It is easy to overlook the long journey when the destination is almost too exciting to bear. However, when you find yourself amongst some of … Continue reading

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