Category Archives: History

Argo Mill and Tunnel

The Argo Mill operated from 1913-1943, milling gold brought in from mines in the region. The tunnel was bored straight back into the hillside for four+ miles and connected along the way with several of the mines. The ore was … Continue reading

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Register Rock

As we headed east across Idaho on on I-86, we passed a sign for Register Rock. I’d never heard of it, but I knew we were on the route of the Oregon Trail and figured it probably had something to … Continue reading

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

I arrived  at Fort Laramie around 1:30 on a warm, sunny afternoon. I stopped to see the old Army Bridge over the Platte River, built in 1875. At that time, the river was much wider and so the bridge is … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail

From the mid-1830’s through about 1870, immigrants and gold miners followed the Oregon Trail west along the Platte River. Traces of the trail can still be see near the town of Guernsey. At Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site first, … Continue reading

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Rosebud Battlefield

The Army campaign of 1876 was intended to move the Indian tribes of the northern plains onto reservations. Unwilling to go, the Indians had banded together into a force of about 1,500-2,000 warriors. The Army’s strategy involved an encirclement of … Continue reading

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