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Hotel properties listed are individually owned and operated by independent franchisees of Choice Hotels International, Inc. 800.4CHOICE | ChoiceHotels.com IDAHO Quality Inn Airport-Boise 2526 Airport Way • Boise, ID 83705 • (208) 336-0077 Breakfast • Guest Laundry • Fitness Room w/Pool & Spa • 24hr Airport Shuttle •Truck * Bus Parking Airport, Business District, Water Park, BSU & Bogus Basin Ski Area Nearby
Comfort Suites-Clackamas 15929 SE McKinley Ave. • Clackamas, OR 97015 • (503) 723-3450 Exercise Room • Free Cont. Breakfast • WiFi • Non-Smoking Rooms • Indoor Pool • Whirlpool Comfort Suites-S.W. Portland 11340 S.W. 60th Ave. • Portland, OR 97219 • (503) 768-4400 • (877) 768-4401 www.cspdx.com Free Hot Breakfast • Gift Shop • Indoor Pool • Exercise Room Business Center • Vending Machines • Coin-Op Laundry WASHINGTON Comfort Inn On The Bay 1121 Bay St. • Port Orchard, WA 98366 • 360) 895-2666 Water View Rooms • Cont. Breakfast • Fiber Optic Internet • Microwave, Fridge, TV In Room

Comfort in the Capital City

The Red lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is conveniently located just blocks from the heart of downtown Boise and the idaho state Capitol. the hotel has easy access to I-84 and is minutes away from Boise Airport, Boise State University, Boise Town Square Mall and the many attractions in and around Boise.

• 182 renovated guest rooms including two luxurious one bedroom suites. our rooms feature stay Comfortable® plush pillowtop beds, Refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards.

• Free high-speed wireless Internet access

• Complimentary parking

• Complimentary airport shuttle

• Coffee Garden restaurant & Characters sports lounge

• Red Lion Energy Zone fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool

• Room service

• Over 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space accommodating groups of up to 250

redlion.com • 800-Red Lion Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 1800 Fairview Avenue • Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208-344-7691
HOSPITALITY YOUR ENTERTAINMENT & TRAVEL MAGAZINE Ritz Table of Contents WEST ................................................... 6 Umatilla County Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Humbolt Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Touch 100 Years Of Aviation History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bisbee, Arizona Queen Mine Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Welcome To Salmon Harbor Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Past Is Present At Superstition Mountain Museum . . . . . . . . 14 MID-WEST ............................................. 16 Casey Tibbs - South Dakota Rodeo Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Buddy Holly Center & Silent Wings Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Campbell County Rockpile Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 What To See & Do In Alice, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 SOUTH-SOUTHEAST................................... 24 Forget Your Cares In Fentress County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Northern Indiana Lakes Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Paintsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Welcome To Our City! - From Telfair Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 MARKETPLACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Fall/Winter Edition 2023 4 Ritz HOSPITALITY www.RitzHospitalityMag.com



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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


Heritage Station Museum is located in downtown

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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!

(775) 574-1000

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Home of the Kooyooe Tukaddu Band of Paiute Indians
Bike Trails Boating Fishing Jet Skiing Camping Swimming Phone
Website: pyramidlake.us Ranger Station 775-476-1155

Bisbee, Arizona Queen Mine Tours

In 1877 a reconnaissance detail of army scouts and cavalrymen was sent to the Mule Mountains to search the area for renegade Apaches . What civilian tracker Jack Dunn found instead were signs of mineralization indicating the presence of lead, copper and possibly silver . The first mining claim was staked in what would later become the City of Bisbee . The filing of this claim, and a multitude of others filed by George Warren, sent prospectors and speculators scurrying to the Mule Mountains in hopes of striking it rich . Numerous rich ore bodies were located

and Bisbee soon became known as the “Queen of the Copper Camps”

During almost a century of mining, 8 billion pounds of copper, 102 million ounces of silver and 2 . 8 million ounces of gold along with millions of pounds of zinc, lead and manganese were produced . By 1974 ore reserves had been depleted and December brought the announcement of the impending closure of mining operations in Bisbee . Phelps Dodge curtailed open pit operations that year and ceased underground operations in 1975 . It appeared as though the queen was about to be laid to rest .

With the departure of its industrial base, the real estate market in Bisbee collapsed as hundreds of homes went up for sale . The availability of cheap real estate drew retirees, “hippies” and eventually a new group of speculators . These new residents purchased property and slowly began to contribute to the renovation of the city .

The Bisbee of today is a well-known artist’s community whose architectural and historic heritage has been preserved . Located at the center of the natural and historic beauty of Cochise County, the city has transformed itself into the ideal spot for tourism . These benefits combined with “the most perfect year round climate” make it an attractive place to visit and a great place to call home .

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CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-432-2071 Located immediately south of Bisbee’s Historic District, off the U.S. 80 Interchange. For more information go to www.queenminetour.com Bisbee’s Legendary Queen Mine Underground Tours & Van Tours of Surface Mines and the Bisbee Historic District

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 .

A Department of Douglas County, Oregon .

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The Past is Present at Superstition Mountain Museum

Legends of the Old West are alive and thrilling at the Superstition Mountain Museum . Located in the shadow of the majestic mountain landmark, people come from near and far to drink in the scenery and learn about this storied region . A popular location for film, television and commercial studios, the Superstitions are uncannily familiar to visitors because of how many times their incredible images appear in media . From the quaint chapel steeple that greets you at the Museum’s entrance, to the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoach, visitors feel like they have been here before .

Exhibits in the Gallery

The Superstition Mountain Museum features engaging displays of history, geology, past cultures and enduring local lore . Layout, color and multimedia are now integrated to enhance the visitor’s experience . And don’t miss the infamous maps to the Dutchman’s lost gold mine . (Photography permitted!)

Old West Performances

During the cooler months of October-April, Saturdays are especially popular when the Superstition Mountain Renegades act out stories and gunplay on the grounds . Informal meet and greets with members of the troupe are great for selfies and encouraged by the costumed actors .

Working on the Railroad or in the Mine

The extensive model train layout that traces the growth and industry that blossomed along the tracks is fascinating . On display are large, G-scale trains running through timetraveling landscapes and towns of the Superstition region Miniature storylines appearing along the tracks enhance our connection with the past . Visitors are also fascinated by the educational mining history trail Assay and mine offices, the operating 100-year-old 20-stamp

ore mill and many other relics of 1800s mining are on display and demonstrated .

Classes and Lectures at the Museum

The Superstition Mountain Museum hosts classes and weekly lectures to help you enjoy life in our beautiful region An introduction to Dutch oven cooking, Navajo weaving and desert survival classes are all very popular .


Miss the Gift Shop

The Museum has an extensive collection of books about the local region, Native American jewelry and unique gifts are available for purchase in the store . The Superstition Mountain Museum also hosts two cultural arts and crafts festivals during the season and book fairs that feature local authors .

Superstition Mountain Museum is open from 9 a m . until 4 p .m , seven day a week during Fall, Winter and Spring months . In the hot Summer months, hours of operation are shortened but there’s still plenty to see Many of our spaces are available to rent for private events . The Elvis Chapel, Apacheland Barn, and 14 acres of desert beauty provide numerous settings for weddings, photo shoots, and parties . Visit superstitionmountainmuseum.org for current information .

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FiNd yourselF in the old West! 14 acres of exhibits • Mining r anching • Wester n movie memorabilia Cultural events • Free lectures • Classes Arts & Craft boutiques • shopping Huge model railroad layout • Books Native American gifts & more • No tax Private events • Weddings • Photoshoots History Mystery 4087 e. Apache trail • Apache Junction, AZ 85119 480-983-4888 • superstitionMountainMuseum org
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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 . BuddyHollyCenter.org SilentWingsMuseum.com 806-775-3560 • 806-775-3049

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Campbell County Rockpile Museum Half Century of Preserving the History of the Powder River Basin

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming was founded in 197 4 on a very simple principle; the first board called for a museum “to house and preserve articles of historic and archaeologic significance, not only for the present generation, but for future ones .” That is what the Rockpile Museum has done for the past 48 years and will continue to do for the next half century . Today the museum’s mission remains the same . Collect, preserve, and educate while telling the story of the Powder River Basin .

Campbell County Rockpile Museum

900 West 2nd Street • Gillette, WY 82716 (307) 682-5723 • rockpile@vcn.com www.rockpilemuseum.com

Exhibits feature collections of Native American artifacts, rifles, horse-drawn vehicles, early homesteading, ranching, and current mining practices. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, 1889 blacksmith shop, 1917 homestead cabin, and Burlington Northern caboose.

Children of all ages will enjoy our hands-on exhibits as well as spectacular videos that explain coal mining and power generation making the Rockpile Museum an enjoyable and educational experience for the whole family!

The first part of our mission is to collect . The Rockpile Museum houses an extensive collection of three-dimensional objects, photos, documents, and books . As of April 2022, there are over 47,000 items in our collections including nearly 15,000 historic photos from our region . The Rockpile Museum is the only organization in our county collecting the material culture and history of Gillette, Campbell County, and the wider Powder River Basin . We strive to provide as much access as is possible to our collections . We field a significant number of research and photo requests each year and are working diligently to digitize as much of our collection as possible . Researchers can access a portion of our holdings online at rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com .

The second part of our mission is to preserve . For us, this means not only the preservation of our collections, but the preservation of this region’s history as well . Both of these efforts are a great challenge . The footprint of our museum’s home site has not grown in nearly 30 years, so space is at a premium and unfortunately we often face tough decisions on what is preserved and what is not . Staff works hard to display and store every single item in the best possible location under the best possible conditions . Our most recent building upgrade was the renovation of existing space into a second climate-controlled storage room for our historic collections . Funded by Campbell County Government, this new space has allowed the museum board to actively

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collect again .

Recent additions include a wonderful collection of oil paintings from a local artist, letters and photos from veterans of three different wars, and so much more . Preserving the stories of this beautiful state and this unique region is just as important . Staff are continually researching, studying, and examining the history of this region and saving this work for future generations . While this task is often delayed due to the regular every day tasks associated with operating a museum, we will continue to do our part to preserve the fascinating history of the Powder River Basin . One important task we would love to see happen is the establishment of an oral history program in our area . While many small projects and individual oral histories have been recorded, an organized project or projects would contribute significantly to the historical

record of the Basin . Are you interested in helping with an oral history project? If so, please reach out to the museum to discuss this further .

The third part of our mission is to educate . This is the task we spend most of our time and financial resources on . We educate the public through exhibitions, interpretive programs, lectures, publications, social media, online content, tours, and so many other ways . The exhibition program at the Rockpile Museum features semi-permanent exhibits, large temporary in-house creations, small case exhibits, poster exhibits, traveling exhibits, and pop-up exhibits . New displays are constantly in the works and we strive to make sure there is something new for guests each and every time they visit .

Rockpile Museum

900 W. 2nd Street • Gillette, WY 82718 (307) 682-5723 rockpilc@vcn.com

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What to See & Do in Alice, Texas

The city of Alice is located in Jim Wells County, and although not a prominent tourist destination, there is lots to see Visitors will discover many of the historic attractions and their significance

Music enthusiasts will be interested to learn about Tejano, which originated in Alice, fusing Mexican vocals and traditional European dance tunes . Nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching, fishing, and hunting, and licenses can easily be obtained for these activities . Golfers will be delighted to discover two courses

Visitors arriving in May can join in the fun of the annual Bandana Festival Fiesta Bandana is held at Jim Wells County Fairgrounds in Alice, and includes food booths, rodeo events, carnival rides and much more .

Alice is only a 1-hour drive from the famous beaches of Corpus Christi, Texas Home to the Texas State Aquarium, The USS Lexington, and the Selena Museum, there’s more to do than just soak up the sun . Make a day trip and get back in time to enjoy your evening in Alice .

For more information, visit: www.cityofalice.org



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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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Northern Indiana Lakes Country

With Indiana’s most beautiful state park, two wineries and a craft brewery, buffalo preserve, scenic golf courses and outlet shopping, Northern Indiana Lakes Country is family-friendly and conveniently located less than 200 miles from Cleveland, Indianapolis and Chicago .

Outdoor recreation lovers flock to Pokagon State Park and our 101 natural lakes . Hike on nine trails at Pokagon State Park, rent a bike to tour the 1,260acre park or take a guided 45-minutes horseback ride Boat rentals, including kayaks, paddleboats and fishing boats, are available to explore Lake James, Indiana’s third largest natural lake . Enjoy lunch or dinner at the historic Potawatomi Inn . The nearby Trine State Recreation Area offers 200 acres

of wooded grounds, as well as 12 cabins, public fishing and boat rentals on 23-acre Gentian Lake .

Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve is home to nearly 200 buffalo . Sleep under the stars in a safari tent or under buffalo blankets in the log-hewn bed and breakfast Enjoy samples of locally-grown wine at Satek Winery and Briali Vineyards and Winery and shop for bargains at The Shops at Fremont Unique events here in Northern Indiana Lakes Country include Angola Balloons Aloft, which fills the skies with 35 hot air balloons, plus a seaplane fly-in, classic boat show and a classic car show around the historic public square in downtown Angola .

For more information, please visit the Steuben County Tourism Bureau website at lakes101.org

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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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Welcome To Our City! - From Telfair Museums

From the Spanish moss garlanding the trees of Forsyth Park to the roar of ships arriving at the ports of the Savannah River, the beautiful coastal city of Savannah, Georgia offers something special to visitors hailing from near and far Located in the city’s Historic District, Telfair Museums offers a unique look into the Hostess City’s expansive past through each of its three distinct sites: the Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters .

Opening in 1886, the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences was the first public art museum in the South and the first museum in the US founded by a woman, Mary Telfair, who situated the museum in the Telfair family’s former residence, a mansion designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay and completed in 1819 . Today, visitors to the historic home explore highlights from the museum’s permanent collection and decorative arts

Nearby in Telfair Square, the Jepson Center for the Arts houses world-class art exhibitions and special events The strikingly modern building connects Telfair’s past with its future and teems with art, activities, and educational opportunities to encourage learning for generations to come .

Just a few blocks away, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters is considered one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the US In addition to the historic house museum, the site includes rare intact urban slave quarters and a lovely parterre garden . Our tour leads visitors through period rooms full of exquisite decorative arts, ranging from the late 18th to early 19th centuries, while learning about the people, both free and enslaved, who lived and worked here 200 years ago

Like the city of Savannah, Telfair Museums continues to evolve . Mary Telfair’s investment in her city has uplifted the people of Savannah and beyond for more than a century, and her vision still inspires us today . We look forward to carrying on her legacy by welcoming visitors, like you, to Savannah every day .

To learn more about Telfair Museums, visit telfair.org

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