Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What's Going On Around Garrison, ND

We headed out to see what else we could find. There really are some pretty areas if you get off the beaten path and as most of you all ready know, clicking on any of the pictures will enlarge them for better viewing.

So where else could we start but in the center of town. This is Wally the Walleye. He is mounted right at the end of Main street so you can't miss him. Fishing seems to be the big thing here but try to find somewhere to buy fresh fish.
Elsewhere in this small town is this double decker bus used during their winter events.
If you stand in front of Wally and look down Main street, this is what you see. Nice little town.
And they even have a sense of humor here, take a close look at the water towers.
As we moved out of town and drove for about an hour, we came across the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark traveled.
This is another shot of the river just before we crossed the bridge.
Along the way we passed and unusual rock that looked like a huge rock made of clay that broke into pieces and had a bush growing in the center.
A nice view of the area with the tracks running through it.
You can just visualize the area with bison grazing and Indians on the horses coming across the plain.
There were three tribes living along the Knife River which runs into the Missouri river. This area has a museum run by the National Park System.
This is a Bull Boat made from willow branches and wrapped with a bull buffalo hide.
The Indians used just about every part of the buffalo to make clothes, dolls, shoes, tools, food, and etc.
Here are some more articles that were displayed for people to touch.
Note the black hallowed out buffalo horn that can be used as a ladle, or digging tool.
The tribes along the Knife River lived in earth huts that could be as large as twenty feet in diameter. They would have two huts, one by the river and one inland from the river. They would change huts as the weather changed from summer to winter.
This is what on of the earth huts looks like, there were many in the area and you could still see where the ground had indented circles where the hut were.

This is an aerial picture of area where the huts were. Notice all the indentations.
Here's a video of what the hut would have looked like inside.
video

The three tribes and a small gathering that was open to the public.
This dress was originally found at the little big horn. The beads are original but the bottom section was badly deteriorated and had to be replaced.
What's going on!
Indian children play some type of game.
Here's a video of some Indian children doing a dance.
video

As we moved on there were some old churches on these back roads and I had to stop at this one because of it's name...."St. Paul"

And out back is the blessed outhouse.

And then we came across this special little church!
It also has an outhouse out back.
The interior had pictures posted of people that used the small chapel for weddings and their final goodbyes.
Joyce will give you an idea of the size of the chapel.
This is another church that caught my eye as we drove.
As we drove down the back roads I like taking pictures of the old deserted buildings like this one.

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