May 282019
 

During the Indian Wars in the 1800s, Wyoming was a battleground as the Plains Indian tribes fought to preserve their lands and their way of life from ever increasing encroachment by white settlers. In response to repeated attacks on wagon trains, in 1867 the United States Army built Fort Fetterman eleven miles northeast of present-day […]

Feb 242019
 

Note: Yesterday I told you the story of the brave Iowa pioneer boy Milton Lott. Here is another tale of a heroic young person from early Iowa. Both are from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. In Boone County, Iowa we came across the story of Kate Shelley, a courageous teenager who […]