Monday, October 18, 2004
...part of the original trail near Rosston...
Photo via Cingular Photo Phone by Lee Hale.
We're in Kansas, Toto...
Corrine Donaldson, the mayor of Englewood, tells me that the "Ghost Town and History" link above is not correct. She assures me that there are 101 people living in the small agricultural community. The riders stayed out near the high school here and apparently, a good time was had by all.
The Kansas History Website is a great place to explore the history of Kansas from many different resources.
I wanted to include something in the blog about other kinds of animals that might have accompanied the early riders. There seems to be a question as to whether dogs accompanied the early drives. There is little documentation to be found, outside of the book, "Lonesome Dove" to indicate that any pets were invited along on any of the trips. But that didn't stop me from talking to one of my favorite pet heroes, Hank the Cowdog and his creator, John Erickson:
Give it a listen!
Interview with John Erikson
Enjoy! -- Elderbob Brannan
Posted by elderbob - the blog boss at 2:44 AM