One of the perks of being married to an historian/history buff/ history teacher is that you get a lot of information visiting places like this and you don't have to read the little informational signs they post there for you. Because he knows it ALL!
I was very taken by the neatness the soldiers kept their living dwellings in the fort.
It really is a nicely kept museum.
I especially like the store and all it's provisions.
And imagining an early evening game of checkers before going to bed.
This original wooden bridge was the way the Native Americans traveled to places like Big Horn and other sacred places they wanted to visit.
DH stood there a really long time imagining it all. I do believe he has a talent for taking himself back in time and feels as though he is one of them from that earlier place and those events.
Meanwhile, I enjoyed the little museum inside where I found this dress made up of articles from the local newspaper of the day. I was curious what techniques they used back then for transferring the newsprint to cloth.
It reminds me of people today who make wearable art!
Native American beading art is wonderful to see.
And a dapper hat is always fun to find too!