Off we go in a different direction. There is so much history on the Trails, every road seems to have something about it.
Then, along the way I always have to stop at these old abandoned places. This one being a church, was in very good condition.
Our ride took us to the town of Alliance.
Now if you're into old classic cars, the west is the best place to find them. The lack of the salty air means these autos last a long time without rotting away.This guy had sheep protecting his yard. When I stopped to take some pictures, the sheep all stopped what they were doing and watched us. Guess there's not much else to do!
Anyways, there were so many back yards with old cars and trucks that looked like this.
I'm sure that the owner is just waiting for someone with money in hand to come along.Moving on, we came upon Carhenge.....yup, another must see! It's amazing what you find on these back roads.
This is really cool. This is what you do when there is no other entertainment in the area.
It's like hey ma, what can we do with these old cars.
Lets do our form of Stonehenge
The majority of the cars are intact with the full drive train
And there were some classics like that Plymouth
This was a good take and it was free. They did ask for donations where you could put a few bucks in the slot in a pipe.
Look at the old Plymouth Valiant on top at the end.
Even had fish here.
All made from car parts.
More in other parts of the field.
An old wagon, note the two oxen in the front.
This is a tough one to read but it was buried in 2004 by the 1941/1944 graduated students of the local high school. And it is a time capsule to be opened in June 2044.
Continuing our day trip, we run into more info about the area.
And I find another old school that I have to get a shot of.
We continue on down the lonely road looking for more interesting stuff.
We are now on part of a different trail.
The views are getting better.
Home sweet home!
Now in the town of Crawford
Just outside of town we came upon Fort Robinson.
This was a Calvary fort of enormous size.
There were buildings everywhere which could now be used for overnight stays.
The Buffalo Soldiers were also stationed here at one time.
The surrounding area offered a picturesque view
Those are Buffalo
My point of view is that we really gave the indians a raw deal. All the government did was take, take , take from the indians!
From Fort Robinson, we continue along.
Our next stop brings us to the Agate Fossil Beds
Wow, fossils in Nebraska!
Appearantly this was a great find for this area. How it all started was that the owner of the land was out walking with his wife when they spotted some bones sticking out of the side of a hill.
This bonebed contained so many bone pieces all piled together, it was difficult to determine what they were from.
Years of work turned up a variety of animals
This is what the bonebed looked like.
Digs are still taking place by the University Of Nebraska.We had to cut our visit here at the Fossil fields short because it was getting late and we were about an hour from camp. Tomorrow thursday will be a day of rest so I can get caught up on my postings. Friday we pull camp and hit the road westward. See Ya!