Monday, July 3, 2017

Fort Robinson



One of the most important Western forts post Civil War, the place has been fairly well preserved and is now a well run state park.




Buffalo Soldiers



Native Americans





Will not debate the treatment of Native Americans but will present a little of their point of view. They were doomed after the Civil War because two of the hardest Union Generals, Sherman and Sheridan, were put in charge of subduing them.

Sheridan introduced winter campaigns with battle tested officers and soldiers well supplied.


From the front veranda looking at the parade grounds. As a Calvary post, there was need for space. Imagine the sight of two regiments passing in review.





Can't escape the damned nanny state, can we?

Statement on today's trends?





Glider Operations during WWII




Prisoner of War Camp
An Uncle who had eye problems but was still able to serve escorted German POWs.


Longhorns
The Fort is an important part of the effort to save the Longhorn cattle breed. They also raise bison and all buffalo meat and beef served in the restaurant and snack bars are from these herds.


Some of the historic building are available for rent, both as "hotel" accommodations and reunions.



Lots of things to do. Stagecoach rides and horseback tours.

For historians and/or writers wanting to broaden their understanding of the era this place represents, I encourage a longer stay. Prices are reasonable, the employees of the park are outstanding, and the entire area kept to a high standard.


Hills to the West



A welcome change to the endless prairies.
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