Monday, August 24, 2009

Deadwood City, Spearfish Canyon and Wyoming

Yesterday was a full day.

After listening to one of our favorite preachers/teachers (Mike Minter) we headed out to the old western city of Deadwood SD. The whole city is registered as a historical national city.

We got there about the time they were about to hand out trophies for the classic car show. There were hundreds of great looking cars.
The Adam's museum was nearby and we took a self guided tour. Deadwood City was definitely a mining town and at the center of the Black Hills gold rush back in the 1870's.Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane were here about the same time. Wild Bill was shot in the back by Jack McCall in Aug of 1876 while playing poker. His grave site was eventually moved to Mt Moriah Cemetery. We went up to the top of the hill above the city where the cemetery is located.After Deadwood, we took a very beautiful drive through the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.
When we connected with I-90 again, we were only a few miles from the Wyoming border. We spent another 30 minutes and went across the border to see the historic site for the Vore Buffalo Jump. The site is preserved and an archeological dig for the Univ of Wyoming. It is a large sink hole that was used by the Prairie Indians over the years to hunt buffalo. The Indians would stampede the buffalo off the edge of the cliffs into the sink hole.
Back home, we tried to cook some fish outside, but it was too windy so we brought it inside the Roadrunner and Pam cooked up some fabulous Canadian Talon Lake bass. (Thanks Jeff!)
After dinner, we settled in for a baseball game and then hit the rack.

Hope to see you next time on the Roadrunner Chronicles.


  1. Thanks for the post, sure looks like fun.

  2. Do you create your picture collages in Picassa? Did you do a blog post on how you create them (I seem to remember it, but not really sure . . .) I like how they look and might want to try it sometime.

  3. Thanks for the note.

    Almost everything I learned about Picasa,I learned from Chris Guld's tutorial videos at

    Some of the tutorials are for members only but their are a lot of free ones that may be helpful.