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HOSPITALITY YOUR ENTERTAINMENT & TRAVEL MAGAZINE Ritz Table of Contents Humbolt Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Meet SUE, the Most Complete T . Rex ever found! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WEST ................................................... 6 The Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Humbolt Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Touch 100 Years of Aviation History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 19th Annual “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West” . 12 Glen Echo Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Umatilla County Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Welcome to Salmon Harbor Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 MID-WEST ............................................. 18 Casey Tibbs - South Dakota Rodeo Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Buddy Holly Center & Silent Wings Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sidetrack in Mineola! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Leadville Railroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Museum of South Texas History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The Richard AllenCultural Center & Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 The 12th Annual Dino Shindig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 SOUTH-SOUTHEAST................................... 30 Paintsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Meet SUE, the Most . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Complete T . Rex ever found! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Forget Your Cares in Fentress County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 St . Joseph & Felicity Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 MARKETPLACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Spring/Summer Edition 2024 4 Ritz HOSPITALITY www.RitzHospitalityMag.com


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The Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation

The Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc . was founded to honor outstanding individuals that have played important roles in the development of Alaska’s mineral industry . These mining pioneers include a wide variety of individuals active since the mid-19th Century, including prospectors, miners, mine entrepreneurs, professional geologists and engineers, educators, government employees, aviators and even those in the legal profession . These

individuals must be known, understood, and appreciated for their contributions to the development of the Territory and subsequently State of Alaska . The AMHF interprets and disseminates knowledge concerning the lives of the AMHF inductees, and encourages others in historical fields to gather additional biographical information . The AMHF believes that honoring those mining pioneers helps tell the story of mineral resource development in Alaska as well as providing a better understanding of other important events in Alaska’s history .

Since 1997, more than ninety pioneers have been inducted into the AMHF . Because many qualify for induction into the organization, the board determined that, at least for now, AMHF inductees must be deceased for at least two years in order to be eligible for the AMHF .

Normally the AMHF has two major annual inductions, one in Anchorage and alternative venues in Fairbanks, Juneau, and Nome . The AMHF frequently conducts induction ceremonies in concert with History Night, a function organized by Alaska Miners Association (AMA) conventions . The AMHF also holds induction ceremonies during other events, including Golden Days in Fairbanks (usually in July of each year), and other mining history events in Juneau and Nome . In addition to the AMA, the AMHF has co-hosted induction ceremonies with the Alaska Historical Society, the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, the U . S . National Park Service, Doyon Limited, and the Alaska Bar Association .

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Humbolt Museum

Ever wonder what became of old Winnemucca, the town where brave pioneers sought their fortune and weary cowboys hitched up their steeds after a day on the Nevada range?

Those days live on at the Humboldt Museum, along with the Great Depression, the Roaring Twenties, and even the Ice Age The museum offers a compendium of area history through its many artifacts . Visitors will see a turn-of-the-century soda factory scene, several horseless carriages,

a set of bones from a local mammoth, remnants from Chinatown and so much more .

The three acre Humboldt Museum complex consists of four structures open to tours: the former St . Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church built in 1907 (the original home of Humboldt Museum), the 1880’s Greinstein Mercantile Building, the Cumley-Richardson House built in 1899, and the modern two-story brick museum building which houses the bulk of the museum’s exhibits and collections . Visitors will also enjoy plenty of RV parking alongside a shaded interpretive viewing plaza overlooking the Humboldt River Valley .

Humboldt Museum is situated above the California Trail, along the Humboldt River, at 175 Museum Way in Winnemucca, Nevada . Public hours are Monday–Friday 9:00am-4:00pm & Saturdays 1:00pm-4:00pm The museum is generally self-guided, although docent-guided tours are available . While admission is free, donations are always appreciated . For more information visit www.humboldtmuseum.org or call 775-623-2912 .

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Touch 100 Years of Aviation History

There’s an adventure for everyone at Pima Air & Space Museum . Hundreds of thousands visit from all over the world to create lasting memories or relive them The museum offers endless opportunities for discovery with 4 00 aircraft on 80 acres and 100 years of flight at your fingertips from a Wright Flyer to a 747 Queen of the Skies .

finest planes like the SR-71 Blackbird, the first Boeing 777 ever built, the oldest B-52, and the last B-36 ever You’ll even get to explore under the wings of rare and solesurviving aircraft like the Budd Conestoga, Columbia XLJ-1, and the Martin Mariner

Nowhere else in the world can you get this close to such a large, international variety of iconic and rare aircraft including military, commercial, civil, and experimental . There’s 250,000 square feet of indoor exhibits in six hangars, of which three are dedicated to WWII . You’ll come face to face with history’s

Pima Air & Space Museum has got something for everyone whether you’re a decorated pilot or have never taken to the skies Visitors routinely rave that it’s much bigger with more to do than expected and fun for all ages The museum is in Tucson, Arizona just minutes off the highway at 6000 E Valencia Rd It’s open 363 days a year from 9am-5pm . Your adventure begins at www.pimaair.org .

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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Pyramid Lake is located about 38 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, and has been designated as one of the first 5 National Scenic Byways in the country The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is comprised of 476,728 acres, with three communities within . The tribal membership are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute People who occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin, but more specifically, the Kooyooe Tukaddu band (named for the unique prehistoric fish found only in Pyramid Lake . ) Today, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is one of the largest tribes in Nevada, with roughly 2,500 Tribal Members living on the Reservation .

Pyramid Lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 175 miles . The endorheic salt lake is a residual body remaining from the Pleistocene Lake Lahontan, which had covered most of the

Northern Nevada areas 9,000 years ago The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River, which serves as an outlet of Lake Tahoe . Pyramid Lake was given its name for the pyramid shaped tufa-rock formation on the southeastern part of the lake, which is accompanied by the Stone Mother . Fish species of Pyramid Lake include the worldwide famous Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, along with Sacramento Perch, Tui-Chub, Tahoe sucker and Cui-ui, which is on the endangered species list .

Recreation - As Pyramid Lake is a desert lake, it is kept to its most natural state . Open beaches are generally unpaved, but there are areas where visiting vehicles can park safely . Visitors often swim, boat and camp during the summer on a first come, first served basis on our open beaches Unfortunately, the East and North side of Pyramid Lake is closed to visitors due to vandalism, but the west side from Popcorn

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Rock to Monument Rock is open to recreation .

Pyramid Lake offers day-use, camping, and boating permits . Permit information can be found under ‘Permits’ at pyramidlake .us . Permits are available online at plpt . nagfa . net/online; the Ranger Station; located at 2500 Lakeview Dr . in Sutcliffe, with summer hours weeklong 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; and at the Pyramid Lake Museum (summer hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm) .

Please check us out on social media for day to day updates . We can be found on Facebook at Pyramid Lake or Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; or Twitter @plpt For RV use in Sutcliffe, check out our website, plmarinarv . park . com . You can also find other available camping facilities on pyramidlake.us under ‘Business Directory’ .

Fireworks are sold year-round at each of our store locations (I-80 Smokeshop off Exit 43; The Nixon Store in Nixon, and the Marina in Sutcliffe), and each purchase comes with a permit which allows customers to discharge at select Pyramid Lake Beaches Case sales are available online at: www.i80casesales.com .

Fishing - As Pyramid Lake is known for its prized Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, fishing season officially starts October 1 to June 30th of each year . Trout season is closed from July 1st through September 30th From July 1st to September 30th, the open waters of Pyramid Lake will be open to fishing to all species, excluding trout and cui-ui, and is limited to

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

208 Capitol Hill-PO Box 256 Nixon, NV 89424-0256

shore fishing only Wading is permitted, but no boats, ladders or flotation devices may be used to fish . Any trout or cui-ui must be immediately released . Truckee River fishing on the Pyramid Lake Reservation is open from June 1st through February 28th, and will be closed to fishing from March 1st, through and including May 31st . Legal Fishing Hours are one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset . For more information on fishing, please feel free to contact our amazing Ranger Station team at 775-476-1155 . They are open every day of the week, 8-4 pm .

Tribal Administration Building: 775-574-1000

Pyramid Lake Tribal Rangers: 775-476-1155

Pyramid Lake Museum: 775-574-1088


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Pyramid Lake is located about 38 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, and has been designated as one of the first 5 National Scenic Byways in the country. Considered the most beautiful desert lake in the world, Pyramid Lake is home to world renowned Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, to amazing Tufa Rock Formations, and is a site of tranquility and peace to many returning visitors. Recreational activities are available by season, and permits are easily available online. Check us out at pyramidlake.us today!

Bike Trails Boating Fishing Jet Skiing Camping Swimming

Phone (775) 574-1000 Website: pyramidlake.us Ranger Station 775-476-1155

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Home of the Kooyooe Tukaddu Band of Paiute Indians

19th Annual “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West”

Invitational Exhibition and Sale!

-- Fine art by over 55 of the West’s best women artists -Wickenburg, Arizona – Desert Caballeros Western Museum (DCWM) is proud to host the 19th annual “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West” Invitational Exhibition and Sale . For 19 years, “Cowgirl Up!” has attracted emerging and established women artists from all over the country who depict the Western lifestyle in painting, drawing and sculpture . Each year, more than 300 applicants are reviewed; this year, over 55 were selected as representative of the top women Western fine artists today for one of the largest exhibitions yet “Cowgirl Up!” is much more than an exhibition . It’s a crossroads where artists,

collectors, and art enthusiasts come together to explore what it means to be a Western artist . “CU!” artists ride the range of techniques, styles, and mediums, from traditional to contemporary . All of the art is available for purchase, with each sale supporting the endeavors of women artists working today and of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum . “CU!” art can be bought throughout the run of the exhibition at the Museum or online at westernmuseum org .

“Cowgirl Up!” truly confirms the Museum’s recently-adopted mission statement: To share the stories, cultures, and experiences of the West . “We’re pleased to be including several new artists again this year, to keep the show fresh and continue to broaden its scope”, says DCWM Curator and Deputy Director Mary Ann Igna .

Returning this year is the “Western Women of Distinction Luncheon and the Elizabeth Hudson Smith Award” The second annual luncheon is set for Tuesday, April 9th at the Museum and is sponsored by the National Bank of Arizona . This fundraiser will continue to expand the legacy of the Museum’s signature exhibition while celebrating and recognizing accomplished women of the West . It is also meant to inspire other women to further the Western spirit .

“Last year’s luncheon was such an overwhelming success that we plan to celebrate this new tradition indefinitely . I like the idea of Wickenburg being a national leader in promoting all women of the West,” says DCWM Executive Director Dan Finley .

We have a public nomination process for the Elizabeth Hudson Smith Award will be available at westernmuseum . org later in January, 2024

In 2006, Desert Caballeros Western Museum embraced a r evolutionary idea: an annual exhibition showcasing the brightest

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contemporary female artists working in the Western genre . In the male-dominated world of Western art, “Cowgirl Up!” turned the spotlight squarely on women’s voices and perspectives, serving up a new, deeper understanding of the American West . Eighteen years later, “CU!” remains a major national event for Western women artists .

The Desert Caballeros Western Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums . The Museum is known as “Arizona’s Most Western Museum” and serves 50,000 visitors a year . The Museum preserves and exhibits the art and history of the Southwest and the desert frontier, and is well-known for its innovative exhibitions and programming . Its world-renowned collections of American Western fine art, American Indian art and artifacts, and captivating interactive exhibits together create an unforgettable experience for visitors . The Museum’s entire lower level is devoted to a re-creation of life in Late Territorial Wickenburg . The Museum further enhances the visitor experience by offering a free audio guided tour system for adults and children, in English and Spanish . The Museum also has two stores, The Museum Store and Ranch Dressing




2301 Main St. • Boise, ID 83702

For more information, call 928-684-2272 email info@westernmuseum.org or visit www.westernmuseum.org.

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P.O. Box 1398 • Eagle, ID 83616 • 208-939-8986

Glen Echo Resort

Nature’s beauty is captured at this rustic vacation resort It sits in the peaceful heart of Roosevelt National Forest and is located forty-one miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado in Larimer County .

Glen Echo Resort was established in 1923 and sits along the wild and scenic Cache La Poudre River on CO Hwy 14 It is located in Bellvue, CO at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level This year round destination has served travelers and residents for over 100 years . Glen Echo is located close to various national forest recreation areas including; Cameron Pass, North Park and Laramie River Road areas which offer skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hunting, camping fishing and hiking After a long day of recreation the guests of Glen Echo can sit, relax and enjoy the river that runs through the property .

Glen Echo’s amenities include; a convenience store, restaurant, pub, liquor store, and a laundry facility . The resort offers 15 full-hookup RV spots and 13 basic tent spots, some are accessed by crossing a foot-bridge to the island that is part of the resort . There is a bath house centrally located amongst these sites on the mainland . There is an outdoor events pavilion with kitchen facilities and a small playground

Each of the amenities has something to offer travelers along the scenic Cache La Poudre River . The convenience store offers general groceries, ice cream, unique gifts, jewelry, and souvenirs . Bagged ice, tobacco products, propane and gasoline are also sold on the property The liquor store has beer, wine, and other alcohol .

You will find delicious menu items from our on-site restaurant that are freshly prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner The Pub provides time with family and friends while quenching one’s thirst with a drink

PLANNING A FAMILY REUNION? We have great space for gathering and sleeping accommodations

NEED A GREAT DESTINATION FOR YOUR MOTORCYLE CLUB? Not only is the drive to Glen Echo beautiful, we have great space for gathering and sleeping accommodations .

For those that want to get away from it all, Glen Echo Resort provides lodging and camping Bring your own RV or stay in one of the cozy cabins . The RV sites include water, electric and sewer hookups . There are 8 modern cabins, complete with running water and bathrooms, 10 rustic cabins, and 1 modern unit that can accommodate up to 14 people . Each cabin provides a stove, refrigerator, coffee makes, microwave, toaster, VCR in rustic cabins and Tv’s in modern cabins with dish Wifi is available in and around the main building Cabins do not have A/C but many do have ceiling fans .

Dean and Tami Mazzuca own and operator Glen Echo Resort They have 3 daughters, Brandi, Heather and Jacqui and 3 Grandchildren, Jaxon, Jadelynne, and Cavanaugh who are all Colorado natives For more information visit www.glenechoresort.com For Group Specials (10 or more), call 970.881.2208

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Umatilla County Historical Society Heritage Station Museum

The Umatilla County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1974, and each year’s Board of Directors has built upon the vision of its 100 charter members in providing the means to document and share local history .

An historic journal, Pioneer Trails, was first published in 1976 It continues to be printed quarterly to document the stories of the people, places and events in Umatilla County .

In 1981, contents of the Sturgis Museum at Blue Mountain Community College were donated to the Historical Society, which was the beginning of its collection of historic objects

A storefront gallery opened as headquarters for the Historical Society in 1985 Limited exhibits were installed and Terrific Tuesdays, an educational program series, began

Arrangements were made to convert Pendleton’s 1909 train depot to a museum in 1987 . Renovations followed and the exhibits, programs, and collections came under one roof for the first time in 1988 .

As the organization continued its steady growth, it became apparent that the Historical Society was outgrowing its space . A facility expansion was completed in the Fall of 2003 . The depot was renovated for use as exhibit galleries, and a new entry building and preservation wing were constructed to provide space for a classroom, a museum store, offices, work space and artifact storage . The over $2 . 8 million project also included a courtyard, landscaping of the museum grounds, and construction of a small open-air amphitheater

Become a Member!

As a member of UCHS you will not only receive exclusive benefits only available to our members, but your membership helps to support programming at Heritage Station Museum

Contact The Museum

Pendleton, just a block from Main Street . From 1-84 exit 210, drive north toward Pendleton’s City Center . Turn left a Court Avenue and left again on Southwest 2nd . Continue on SW 2nd into the Museum parking lot .

Museum Hours and Admission Fees:

The Museum’s regular hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday thru Saturday . Closed January & February .

Admission is $10 . 00 for adults, $5 00 for students, $8 00 for Seniors & Military (active & veterans), $20 . 00 for a family, members are free .

Heritage Station Museum 108 S.W. Frazer • P.O. Box 253 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-0012 info@heritagestationmuseum.org

Heritage Station Museum is located in downtown

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Welcome to Salmon Harbor Marina

Salmon Harbor Marina boasts one of the Oregon Coast’s largest recreational facilities, all in an area known for its natural beauty Whatever your interests, you’ll discover your complete vacation experience in Salmon Harbor

Complete Marina FacilitiesSalmon Harbor Marina is one of the largest recreational facilities on the Oregon Coast . The marina has immediate access to the Umpqua River, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the Pacific Ocean, and miles of whitesand public beaches . 550 moorage slips are available in Salmon Harbor for shortterm or long-term occupancy, at competitive rates . Both wood and concrete docks, with shore power and domestic water, are available . Harbor services include two launch ramps . A full-service fuel dock is available at the west end launch offering Non-Ethanol Premium fuel 92 octane for Water Craft, ATV’s and Lawn Tools

Need repairs or supplies? Winchester Bay businesses offer a range of services for mariners As well as sling-type and cranetype launching facilities for larger vessels . The U . S Coast Guard is also available to assist you from their station in Salmon Harbor Visitors are welcome to tour their facility . Please call ahead (541271-2138) to make arrangements

Camping OpportunitiesSalmon Harbor also has 124 selfcontained camping sites available with restroom and shower facilities . These campsites are

on a first come first serve basis and are available year-round

Sightseeing - Visitors with historical interests will want to tour the Umpqua River Lighthouse, over a century old and commanding dramatic views of the Oregon Dunes and the Pacific Ocean . In nearby Reedsport, the Umpqua Discovery Center offers a glimpse into the region’s past, from the times of the Kuuich tribe to the present . Historic homes dot the community of Gardiner, just the other side of the Umpqua River

Wildlife - Don’t miss the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, just outside Reedsport on Highway 38, where you can view these majestic animals in a protected natural setting Whales travel past Winchester Bay on their annual migration each spring . And you’ll find a range of coastal wildlife along the many hiking trails in the area .

Fishing - Few anglers go home from Salmon Harbor emptyhanded . Species in the area include Chinook salmon, striped bass, steelhead, sturgeon, chad, pink fin perch, and small mouth bass . We’ve become known as the Crab Capital of Oregon for the delicious Dungeness crab you can catch right off the docks, and several different species of clam are just a pail and shovel away .

Off-Roading - It’s hard to match the exhilaration of climbing the towering Oregon Dunes in an all-terrain vehicle . Bring your own, or rent locally, to explore off the beaten track! Annual events in Salmon Harbor include competitions for the dedicated ATV-er . Or, for a taste of “old-fashioned” off-roading, dogsleds meet the dunes in the annual Dune Mushers’ Run .

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Casey Tibbs - South Dakota Rodeo Center Fort Pierre, South Dakota

Just minutes from the interstate in cozy Fort Pierre, South Dakota, a cowboy treasure of epic proportions waits for hungry groups Both a historical rodeo museum and a rentable venue for western-style entertainment and catered meals, the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center will prove to be a feast for the eyes, mind and belly .

Seated atop Verendrye Drive and across the river from South Dakota’s state capitol, Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center presents the state’s rich rodeo culture from the past and present day Take a stroll through the outdoor garden, featuring life-size sculptures; admire memorabilia from champion rodeo performers, including the amazing, nine-time world champion rodeo performer Casey Tibbs, exhibits on the Great Plains Indian Rodeo, Olympic Rodeo and more . Learn about world-famous cowgirl trick rider extraordinaire – Mattie GoffNewcome . Want to be a rodeo star? Do not miss the chance to ride a virtual bronc at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center .

Have dinner with a view at the Casey Tibbs Center’s conference area . Through the windows, historic Fort Pierre and the beautiful Missouri River vie for guests’ attentions against the dazzling cuisine, which can be catered to specific South Dakota fare such as bison steaks, and entertainment Upon request, the Casey Tibbs Center can bring the heart of South Dakota to life before bus tour groups’ eyes with presentations from Lakota

dancers, Rodeo Ambassadors and more . Ask about adding a Lewis and Clark historical presentation to a conference center rental to increase the educational factor of a tour .

There is something inherently American about the rodeo, and perhaps that is why Fort Pierre is also a “gold mine” of historic sites Learn about Lewis and Clark, Wild Bill, the settlement of the native Lakota people, Casey Tibbs and much more . View one of the most important historical discoveries of the region via the tale of the Verendrye brothers, a duo who stealthily claimed part of South Dakota for France in the 1700s

The Casey Tibbs Center is bus group ready with ample parking and wheelchair-accessible facilities . Discounts for bus groups apply .

For more information, visit caseytibbs.com or phone (605) 494-1094.

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Here in Lubbock, we have two amazing museums that showcase the City’s unique history: The Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum . The Buddy Holly Center preserves and promotes the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of West Texas, as well as provides exhibitions on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public . Exhibitions, tours, concerts, classes, and gallery talks are designed to cultivate an atmosphere where art and music are celebrated . The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibit on the life and music of the Lubbock native and West Texas icon . Artifacts include Buddy’s Fender Stratocaster guitar and famed hornrimmed glasses, along with items from his youth and career .

The Silent Wings Museum is located in


Lubbock, adjacent to the Preston Smith International Airport . It’s the only museum in the world dedicated solely to preserving the history of the WWII military glider program . The museum is home to one of the few accurately and completely restored CG-4A gliders left in the world . The exhibits focus on the airborne operations in which gliders were used, the training of the glider pilots, and the technical history of the gliders themselves

The Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm . Visitors are invited to call or look online for admission prices, special events, and holiday hours .

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Sidetrack in Mineola!

Find yourself surrounded in the magic of Mineola!

Located between Dallas and Shreveport at the crossroads of Highways 69 and 80 Mineola’s Downtown Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . Treat yourself to a step back in time and explore outstanding antique, gift, craft, ladies fashion, glass art, bath, jewelry, nature, coffee shops and dining establishments .

Visit the award winning Mineola Historical Museum and the restored 1906 Depot . Catch a ride on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle to Chicago or Los Angles and points in between . Enjoy the musicians every Saturday (weather permitting) for Main Street Music on the Street . Mineola offers an outstanding bed and breakfast inn and hotels . The Mineola Civic Center welcomes the RV traveler with 224 pads many with full hookups . The Select Theater/Lake Country Playhouse is one of the oldest continuous operating movie

theaters in Texas . Live productions are on stage 4 times per year . First run movies are shown Fridays and Saturdays and the Lake Country Orchestra performs quarterly .

Sports enthusiasts can play golf, basketball or go fishing at area lakes . Lake Fork, the “Bass Capital of Texas” is a 20 minute drive north . Lake Holbrook is a short 10 minute drive where you’ll not only find fishing and boating but, the only beach in town .

Need to get in touch with your nature side? Mineola is home to the 3000 acre Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River . The preserve has equestrian, hiking and biking trails galore . It’s a photographers paradise and a birdwatchers dream----but don’t feed the alligators and keep your eyes open for Bigfoot! Join us at NatureFest October 17 and 18 and celebrate the great outdoors . 1-800-646-3642 or www.visitmineola.com

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Leadville Railroad History Of The Train

Originating in “the highest incorporated city in North America,” the LC&S takes passengers along the old Denver, South Park & Pacific and Colorado & Southern lines to the Continental Divide . But, as the old adage states, “It’s not the destination, but the journey that’s important .” This journey is full of breathtaking panoramas across the Arkansas River Valley and humorous narratives about Leadville’s colorful past . Mining and railroading were a large part of the local history, and today’s passengers will find it easy to step back in time on the

Leadville, Colorado & Southern . So, just sit back and enjoy a trip through our website, then join us this summer to live the REAL life . . . ride the train!

Adventure, relaxation and sightseeing cannot be topped when riding in the Rocky Mountains on board the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad . This 2 and ½ hour adventure through the untamed wilderness of the San Isabel National Forest is not to be forgotten . Family and friends of all ages have a chance to engage in learning about the historic Leadville, Colorado home to legends like Molly Brown and Horace, Augusta and Baby Doe Tabor, Guggenheims and at one time Doc Holiday .

The Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad travels north along the Arkansas River Valley, it raises up 1,000 feet off the valley floor so that you will have some spectacular views of Freemont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mt . Massive and Mt . Elbert Also, take time to hear about the fascinating history of the railroads, ghost stories and tales of the wild from the conductor on board the trip .

Other highlights include a chance to meet the engineer, take a tour of the caboose and engine . If you come in July and August warm weather exceeds expectations at 75°, it is not surprising to find snow through June and in late September . Although cool, the fall colors are not to be missed with amazing displays of gold, red and orange Aspen trees lighting up the mountain side . Bring a picnic lunch and eat on the train if you wish, but be sure to not forget your cameras and jackets .

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Museum of South Texas History A Place Like No Other

The Museum of South Texas History is a place where children and adults alike can explore self-discovery of who they are and where they come from .

The story starts in the Grand Lobby, which contains several notable features representing the legacy of the region Architecture of the lobby echoes Spanish Colonial Revival, a style popular in the early 20th century, particularly in the lower Rio Grande Valley The chandelier and archways contain numerous representations of South Texas animals and plants magnificently hand-crafted in metal Ornamental tiles recall the heritage of Spain and Mexico, and the doors and admission counters are crafted of mesquite, the native tree that has become a symbol of South Texas

Upstairs begins the museum’s premier exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy Told in two parts, River Frontier and River Highway, the story of the region unfolds with unique artifacts and state-of-the art multimedia Continuing downstairs, visitors follow a corridor to River Crossroads, the final section of Rio Grande Legacy Entering through a replica train station, visitors to this gallery learn about the century that transformed the region

Through double-doors, walking under the colonnade, is the entrance to the 1910 Jail, which features the jailer’s office and living quarters on the ground floor and prisoners’ cell rooms located on the second floor, along with the hanging room in the tower The jail was added to Texas’ list of registered historical landmarks, with a medallion and marker from the Texas State Historical Survey Committee (now the Texas Historical Commission) .

Exiting from the 1910 Jail, visitors enjoy the Will Looney Legacy Park . The park features a beautiful sculpture, A Texas Legacy, by Deborah Copenhaver Fellows; a windmill and tank; a leña (rustic log) fence; a sundial; a water pump; a winding path studded with native animal tracks; and numerous native plants

MOSTHistory is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square . F or more information about MOSTHistory, please visit www.mosthistory.org or call 956-383-6911

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The Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum

The Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization .

The Museum opened there doors on July 19, 1992 in the home of Capt William D . Bly Buffalo Soldier ( Horse Cavalry World War I) . We  welcome you to stop by and view

The memorabilia from General Colin Powell and his four star uniforms, freedom papers from former slaves, photographs, items from the old Bethel A M .E . Church, and a stop on the Underground Railroad .

The Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum shares the rich history of African Americans and their contributions to American history .

Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum, in Leavenworth KS serves as the home  for the Cathay Williams Monument ( A .K . A . William Cathey) . First AfricanAmerican female to serve during World War II along with the Buffalo Soldiers as a Laundries and Cook .

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The 12th Annual Dino Shindig

Join us in Ekalaka for the Carter County Museum’s 12th Annual Dino Shindig on July 27-28, 2024 . Each year at the end of July, paleontologists from all over the world journey to Ekalaka, Montana to share cutting-edge research in a public forum, augmented by dinosaur-based kid’s activities, new exhibits at the Carter County Museum, a robotic t . rex jaw demonstration, a street

dance, rodeo and more . This year we are celebrating our new sister museum relationship with the Amakusa Museum of Goshoura Dinosaur Island (Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan) and the installation of our new Big Sky Seaway Exhibit, supported by an Eastern Montana Initiative Grant from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development Grant . The exhibit opens on June 1, 2024 and shows a 30 million year span during the Cretaceous when Montana was part of the Western Interior Seaway . Some of the prehistoric animals swimming around at that time include Ichthyosaurs, turtles, and mosasaurs .

There will be a total of 12 speakers at 12th Annual Dino Shindig on July 28, including Dr . Jingmai O’Connor (Chicago Field Museum), Dr . John Scannella (Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman Mont . ), Dr . Sarah Keenan (South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City), and Dr . Thomas Holtz (University of Maryland) . Museum of the Rockies and ZooMontana will have booths at the museum, and there will be demonstrations of fossil preparation, rehousing and more! Kids activities include crafts, face painting, dinosaur golf, and more! Admission to the July 27 events is $10 for adults and $7 for kids . After the

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lectures, visitors can choose to attend a Ranch Rodeo and Match Bronc Ride at Ekalaka Track and Arena (beginning at 4 p .m .), the premiere of the documentary Why Dinosaurs? at 7 p . m . , and a street dance on Main Street hosted by TSO Cantina . On July 28, the Carter County Museum and Montana State Parks will co-host picnic presentations at Medicine Rocks State Park . Pack a lunch and join us beginning at 10 a . m . as we discover Apsáalooke history with Shawn Backbone, who is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe, and Pleistocene mammals with Brody T . Hovatter from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle, Wash . ), learn to sort microsite fossils, and participate in a craft project with the WaterWorks Art Museum (Miles City, Mont . ) . Events at Medicine Rocks State Park are free and open to the public .

If you find yourself in town early, the Carter County Museum and Medicine Rocks State Park are also hosting Sunset Yoga at 8 p . m . , a Bat Walk with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at 9 p . m . , and the Dinosaurs & Dark Skies guided star-gazing event at 10 p . m . on Thursday, July 25 . All of these activities take place at Medicine Rocks State Park and are free and open to the public . On Friday, July 28, we will have an insect watercolors workshop with Artist in Residence Matthew Lee from 10-Noon and a sister museum Science Friday event with Museum of the Rockies from 2-4 p .m . at the Carter County Museum .

A full speaker list will be released in late June on cartercountymuseum.org . Please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for further information .


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Paintsville, Kentucky is home to spectacular mountain scenery and stars like Loretta Lynn and Chris Stapleton, this classic Kentucky town will have you singing through your memories long after your journey has ended

For country music fans, the hills and hollers surrounding U S 23 are hallowed ground . Music and storytelling traditions run deep in this part of Kentucky, which has produced more hit country artists than any other region per capita, including Lorretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, The Judd’s, Chris Stapleton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom T Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam and Patty Loveless

Visit the U . S 23 Country Music Highway Museum that features 14 exhibits displaying memorabilia from the country music stars who call Eastern Ky their home While you are in town join us for an evening of live bluegrass music during Front Porch Pickin’ every Thursday at 7pm .

If it is nature, you love we have a beautiful 1,139acre Paintsville Lake with its steep, rocky cliffs and wooded coves, that provides boating, skiing, and fishing pleasure . The lake area contains 32 developed campsites, ten primitive campsites, a playground, four picnic shelters, four-lane launch ramp, amphitheater, restaurant, marina, and Kiwanis Trail

While you are at the lake take a step back in time as you explore our Mountain Homeplace Farm . This Appalachian working farm dates to the 1850’s and features a cabin, church, one room schoolhouse, animals, and a garden

A trip to Paintsville would not be complete without having a delicious Appalachian inspired meal in one of our downtown restaurants . Make sure to remember your trip by taking home a collectable antique from one of our unique downtown shops . Visit, Explore, Discover all that Eastern Kentucky has to offer .

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Meet SUE, the Most Complete T. Rex ever found!

The Museum of Science & History

(MoSH) is hosting one of the most exciting exhibits in the country –

SUE: The T . Rex Experience until May 12 . This traveling exhibit is on loan from the Field Museum in Chicago and has attracted thousands of visitors to MoSH .

SUE is not only the most complete, best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, it also has an amazing discovery story . In 1990, a group of workers finishing a dig for dinosaur bones near the Cheyenne

River Indian Reservation . They had found a duck-billed dinosaur called an Edmontosaurus, and were heading back to their headquarters . Their car broke down, and as others dealt with the repair, Sue Hendrickson stayed behind and explored a cliff nearby . She noticed pieced of a tail of a large creature and group realized some of them needed to stay and look closer .

It turned out that this discovery led to the most complete specimen of a T . rex ever found . The specimen was named after Sue, and the rest is history!

As the most complete and bestpreserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, SUE provides more information than any other skeleton before it . Visitors will learn so much about this impressive skeleton, from how fast it grew up, how old SUE was at death, and why we currently think that T . rex had scales, not feathers . Fans of SUE can touch various replicas, including SUE’s teeth and holes in its jaw caused by a parasitic infection, as well as smell what its breath likely smelled like .

Visitors are treated to a narrated show, a movie illustrating how the T . rex stalked its prey and a host of other activities . If you or a loved one has an affinity for Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs, get to the Museum of Science & History (MoSH) by May 12 .

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Mission Astronaut is a traveling exhibition produced and toured internationally by Flying Fish, with support from The DoSeum and Intrepid Museum PRODUCED BY SUPPORTED BY LAUNCHES JUNE 8 - SEPT 1 moshmemphis.com
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Forget Your Cares in Fentress County

If the fast pace of life has you longing to slow down a bit, plan a relaxing getaway to Fentress County in northeastern Middle Tennessee .

Perched on the picturesque Cumberland Plateau, Fentress County is a rural haven from the busy world and invites visitors to discover its charms at their own pace

Whether you prefer to explore the area by foot, car, horseback, ATV or RV, you’ll be immersed in history, natural beauty and small-town life You’ll see why many of the locals have chosen to live in Fentress County for generations, several families even having roots here since before the Civil War .

Learn about Fentress County’s most famous native at Sgt Alvin C . York State Historic Park, located 9 miles north of Jamestown in Pall Mall One of the most decorated soldiers of World War I, York lived in a two-story house in Pall Mall, and his family farm was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977 .

Highland Manor Winery

Wine aficionados shouldn’t miss a visit to Highland Manor Winery, Tennessee’s oldest licensed winery Highland Manor, located in Jamestown, has been

producing award-winning local wines for more than four decades, and visitors can enjoy a free wine tasting, as well as guided tours and special events

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Craving a little adventure? You’ll find it at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, which spans a massive 125,000 acres Recreation opportunities at Big South Fork are endless, ranging from camping and fishing to canoeing, rafting, hunting and horseback riding

Experienced hikers can test their skills on the Honey Creek Loop Trail, the most rugged and challenging trail in Big South Fork The Twin Arches are one of the park’s most unusual geologic features and can be accessed by hiking a short trail that stretches for 7/10 of a mile one way Big South Fork provides a habitat for numerous types of wildlife including black bear, elk, white-tailed deer, bobcat, gray fox, 160 species of birds and more than 60 species of fish .

Trail Riding Capital of the Southeast

Equestrians, rejoice Did you know Fentress County has access to more than 300 miles of horseback riding trails? It’s no wonder the area has become an established equine destination and has often been called the Trail Riding Capital of the Southeast .

In Jamestown, East Fork Stables boasts more than 12,000 acres of riding trails, as well as campgrounds so you can stay awhile Loved for its raw natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, East Fork Stables opened in 1994 and has become one of the best trail riding venues in Tennessee Trail riding enthusiasts enjoy its cascading waterfalls, spectacular overlooks, unusual rock formations, abundant wildlife and breathtaking views . Downtown Jamestown

Spend a few hours strolling the streets of downtown Jamestown, a hidden treasure trove of hangout spots, shops and eateries There’s no rush, so explore downtown at your own pace You’ll discover boutique clothing, antiques, hardware, furniture, cigars, herbs, local fruits and vegetables, musical instruments and lots more

Sip on a latte at Campfire Coffee or opt for the Campfire Cocoa topped with a hand-roasted marshmallow One of downtown Jamestown’s newest businesses, Native Provisions, opened in 2021 offering natural foods and healthy products such as fresh produce, meats and dairy from local farmers . Don’t miss the homestyle burgers, onion rings and milkshakes at Dairy Mart, a favorite hometown diner among the locals .

Fentress County is a fabulous mix of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, history, quaint shops and good eating, so make sure to visit soon!

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St. Joseph & Felicity Plantations

St . Joseph and Felicity (sister plantations) are homes-both working sugarcane plantations Experience rich history and many exhibits sure to give you a glimpse into life on a sugar plantation during a relaxed, intimate, guided tour of either home (or both) and the grounds

St. Joseph & Felicity

Both Felicity and St . Joe have served as the background for several film and TV projects including “Queen Sugar”, “Mudbound”, “Twelve Years a Slave”, “Skeleton Key”, “Underground”, and many more .

Both homes were owned by sisters, Josephine and Felicity, daughters of the “Louis the XIV of Louisiana” and reputedly the wealthiest man in the South St Joseph was built around 1840 and was eventually purchased by Josephine and her husband, Alexis Ferry using dowry money from her father .

Felicity was built in 1850 with dowry money for Josephine’s sister, Felicity, when she married Septime Fortier .

St . Joe was purchased in a post-Civil War sheriff’s sale by Joseph Waguespack and has remained in the extended family since . He also purchased Felicity and its 1,200 acre sugar farm in 1899 and combined it with St . Joseph in 1901 to create the St Joseph Planting and Manufacturing Co Ltd .

Up until Summer of 2022, Felicity has been closed to the public . The Waguespack family is thrilled to now share the history of the home with visitors Tours are available seven days a week and reservations can be made by calling

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Call 225-265-4078 to schedule www StJosephPlantation com -Home to several Film and TVprojects -Family owned since 1877 -Tours offered 7 days/week -Two homes, one property -Annual Creole Mourning Tour -Original Cabins of the Enslaved -Working Sugarcane Farm.

Shenandoah Valley BattlefieldS

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The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

Housed in the historic 1840 Court House. Features the restored court room, the “One Story… A Thousand Voices” exhibit, hundreds of artifacts, Civil War graffiti, the John Brown Trial virtual reality experience, and a gift shop.

20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia • 540-542-1145

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm • info@svbf.net

James R. Wilkins Battlefield Visitor Center

Visitor’s plaza, exhibit rooms, digital map of Third Battle of Winchester, theater, gift shop, restroom, and visitor information on the battlefield park and other battlefields and partner sites throughout the area.

541 Redbud Road, Winchester, Virginia • 540-667-2754

Open April-December: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm info@svbf.net


Winchester Battlefield Park

600-acre battlefield park with orientation signs, 30 interpretive markers, 5 miles of walking trails, restored battlefield landscapes, and tours and programs.

541 Redbud Road, Winchester, Virginia • 540-740-4545

Open dawn to dusk • info@svbf.net

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