An All American Road Trip - Part Three
(Kearny, NE to Jackson, WY Via Laramie)
May 31 - June 22, 2012
We left Indianapolis, IN along with Dave and Janie and drove to Coralville, IA during our first day and then it was off to Kearny, NE the next day.
Bruce at the Archway Monument
Dave and Janie
Bruce and Bobbie
The Great Platte River Road
This is a museum that stretches across I-80 just outdide of Kearny, NE. It covers early Wagon Trails such as the Mormon Trail and the Oregon Trail and then early motor-car travel across our country especially the Lincoln Memorial Highway.
Trials and Difficulties Traveling West
The Oregon Trail
Encountering Herds of Buffallo
Wagons Westward HO!
Disaster on the Trail
The Mormon Trail
The Doner Party
Faces of the West
First Transcontinental Railroad
History of the Transcontinental Railroad
Lincoln Memorial Highway
Yellowstone National Park
Mural of the Lower Falls at Yellowstone
Looking out on I-80 from the Archway.
Bobbie at the Cafe
Janie and Bobbie
The Platte River
The Platte River
A Sod House
On Our Way to Laramie - Big Sky Country
View of the Prison from the Warden's House
Entrance to the Prison and the Warden's Office
Prisoner Processing Office
The Warden's Office
Prison Cell Block
Prisoner's Latrine and Bath House
A Typical Cell - Notice How Roomy It Is.
Another Cell - This One was for Two Men.
This is an actual cell door found during an excavation of the prison site.
We were each matched up with an actual inmate of the prison. This is my alter ego, I hope not,
because he was he was convicted of second degree murder for killing his wife in a house of ill fame.
The Red Guard Post - It Doesn't Look Like an Effective Deterrent but I Have Been Known To Be Wrong.
The real fame of this prison was that it had incarcerated Butch Cassidy for two years on a conviction
for grand larcency. No other jail or prison can claim this distinction.
The Dining Hall
This Guard Post is right off of the dining hall.
Sleeping Quarters used by the guards.
Bobbie was matched up with Minnie Snyder convicted for manslaughter and was eventually pardoned.
The Prison Yard
The Road from Laramie to Jackson.
We discovered that the town is Jackson and the Valley in which it is found is known as Jackson Hole.
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