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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba Old West Adventure Calendar MAY 1 AfrSAMEN NE Worldclass thoroughbred horse racing at Races every through Port Union fading Post Buckskinners Rendezvous ND Relive the days of the early 19th fur Hundreds of participants join for a 2426 Old West Days WY An annual event starting with a activities in the the rendezvous of the buckskinners and the beginning of the seasons ShootOuts in the town 1 Medora Musical ND Held through Labor in a natural outdoor amphitheatre in the North Dakota Features western songs and plus pro fessional variety 67 OldTime Fiddlers Contest International Peace ND Features contestants from Canada and the United Participants compete for cash prizes and trophies in several 1422 NEBRASKAlandDays North NE Statewide celebration of states Over 100 activities including shoot frontier revue and country music 1721 College National Finals Rodeo MT Evening by nations top collegiate cowboys and 2022 Nordland Fest Sioux SD This multiethnic festival features ethnic polka sport ing events and 2122 Woodchoppers Jamboree WY Wyomings largest timber carnival features a dancing and various lumberjack 2328 Fort Seward Wagon Train ND Annual authentic wagon train following historical J U L Y 13 Home of Champions Rodeo Red MT Features nations ten best cowboys in 3 day rodeo event with fireworks and nightly week of black powder fur tradearts and and related rendezvous 4 July 4 Celebration Mount SD Regularly receives national attention with military special guest speakers and a sculpture lighting 456 Tribal Pow Wow SD Traditional Sioux dancers from many tribes compete for cash 1013 North American Indian Days MT Sponsored by the Blackfeet this celebra tion includes dancing and 1113 Chadron Fur Trade Days NE Buckskinners contests and 1113 Wild Horse Stampede Wolf MT The Granddaddy of all Montana rodeos features a wild horse 3 rodeos and 3 1719 Oregon Trail Days NE Western heritage parade and 1819 Governors Cup Walleye Fishing Tournament Lake ND Features 200 two man teams in competition on one of the best walleye lakes 1827 Cheyenne Frontier Days WY The Dadcly in its 90th Worlds largest outdoor PRCA rodeo with topname chuckwagon races and 19 Grand Teton Music Festival Teton WY A 6week program of chamber special weekday symphony concerts and classical selections by some of the nations top concertmasters and Ling Ring is Music 2127 National High School Rodeo Rapid SD Nations top high school cowboys and cowgirls compete for Gold Discovery Days SD Nationallydesignated one of the Top 100 Events of Features Little Britches foot races and variety of 2627 Montana State Fiddlers Championships MT Annual competition for fiddlers of all AUGUST 13 Days of 76 SD Relive Deadwoods goldstrike Includes PRCA parades and reenactments of Deadwoods his toric 23 Gift of Waters Pageant Days WY Features colorful ceremony com memorating deeding of Mineral Hot Springs to people of Wyoming by Shoshone and Arapaho 210 Festival of Nations Red MT Nationally des ignated one of the Tbp 100 Events of 35th annual celebration of various cultures which first settled the 710 National Country Music Festival NE Country music contest with musicians and singers from over 20 states in 1617 Pioneer Days Bonanza West ND Restored pioneer village comes to Includes parades and demonstra tions of pioneer skills and 1 Cowboy Days Rodeo Bridger Rendezvous Days WY Cowboy Days Rodeo is Comings big gest Labor Day Plus the Bridger Rendezvous Days features hundreds of buckskinclad mountain men and trappers competing in games of 1 Governors Cup Regatta NE One of the largest open class inland regattas in the Need more information about the Old West States The Old West Trail states have a wealth of information thats yours for the Free information containing a variety of accommodations guides and are available to help you plan your Heres where you can phone or write for South Dakota South Dakota Tourism Box 1000 SD 57501 Phone tollfree In South Dakota 18009522217 Wyoming Travel Commission 8615 WY 82002 Phone tollfree 1800CALL WYO In Wyoming 13077777777 North Dakota North Dakota Tourism Promotion Division Liberty Memorial Building ND 58505 Phone tollfree 18004372077 In North Dakota 18004722100 Montana Travel Montana 1424 9th AvinuL MT 59020 Phone tolllive 18005483390 In Montana Nebraska Nebraska Division oflhivel Tourism of Economic Development Box 94666 301 Centennial Mall NE 68509 Phone tollfree 18002284307 In Nebraska 18007427595 PECIAL OLD WEST HIGHLIGHTS South Dakota MOUNT RUSHMORE fleaf Ouster Gutzon Borglum began drilling this granite Shfine to Democracy in 1927 it was just of completion when Borglum died 14 years Now the 60foothigh faces of Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln cost a mere million to CRAZY HORSE MOUNTAIN heat Custer When this mountain carving will be so large that all four faces on Mount Rushmore would fit inside Crazy Horses Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski worked on this memorial to the great Sioux chief from 1947 until his death in Ziolkowskis family continues to carry out his JEWEL CAVE NATL CAVE NATL PARK Custer Hot Springs Jewel 73 miles is the fourth longest cave in the Speleologists estimate that over miles of the cave are still Wind Cave is the worlds ninth longest cave with over 43 miles of frostwork and popcorn seven developed privatelyowned caves arc open during the many of which feature unique calcite crystal CORN PALACE Mitchell Built in 1892 to attract the Corn Palace gradually came to serve as a tribute to the rich farmland of South Dakotas corn Each ycai over bushels of corn arc nailed in place to create an everchanging panorama of South Dakotas GREAT PLAINS ZOO AND DELBRIDGE MUSEUM Sioux Falls Make friends with a Siberian tiger or stand with a fourton mounted The Plains Zoo is home to over 300 reptiles and mammals from around the Opened in the Delbridge Museum complements the Zoo with one of the largest collections of mounted wildlife in the Wyoming FOSSIL BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT near Kemmerer An impressive topographic feature in southwestern Wyoming rising some 1000 feet above the an unusual concentration of fossil fish deposits is found in limestone layers about three feet lying some 30 to 300 feet below the surface of the BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA near Lovell Excelling Jin form of outdoor including water Big Horn Lake is as deep as 500 feet and covers 27 square Pic almost a half mile loom over the containing fossils and relics from vkHen the entire region was a shallow An added attraction nearby is the Prior Horse where more than 200 wild horses make their FLAMING GORGE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA near Green River Nationally known as the fishing spot of the Gorge boasts an outstanding fishery that stretches 90 miles through spectacular canyons and arid sagebrush The lake is stocked with rainbow and brown channel catfish and kokancc Fishing is open year BUFFALO BILL HISTORICAL CENTER Cody The New rk Times wrote the Center is a magnificent documentation of pure There has never been a more com prehensive exhibit of Americana museums fourpart collection includes The Buffalo Bill the Whitney Gallery of Western the Plains Indian Museum and the Winchester Open daily in limited hours during spring and closed January and North Dakota NORTH DAKOTA STATE CAPITOL AND HERITAGE CENTER BismarckMandan North Dakotas Prairie Skyscraper capital building is adorned with a variety of materials from around the An outstanding collection of Plains Indian artifacts and frontier memorabilia is displayed in the Heritage USA West Fargo An intriguing museum and pioneer village featuring around from the 19th century including a town machine newspaper school harness court drug store and much DAKOTA QUEEN AND FAR WEST RIVERBOATS Grand Forks Bismarck Step back in time with a ride on the Dakota Queen at Grand Forks on the Red River of the North or the Far West Riverboat in Bismarck on the historic Mis souri FORT UNION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Near Williston During the fin trading Union was lie largest and one of the most important trading posts on the Missouri Reconstruction of the fort is in KNIFE RIVER INDIAN VILLAGE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Stanton Long before Columbus discovered ancestors of the Mandan and possibly Ilidatsa Indians were established in villages between the Knife and Heart in Lewis and Clarks invaluable Indian joined their Nebraska HASTINGS MUSEUM Hastings Considered one of the finest facilities of its kind from Chicago to the Hastings Museum displays an impressive array of natural and Great Plains history than wildlife luihitiit groups with mounted animals arc presented in lifelike youll find the McDonald pre senting programs exploring tin mysteries of the universe and space JOSLYN ART MUSEUM Omaha Featuring classical and modern the Joslyn Art Museum also houses the priceless Karl Bodmer one of the best in Western art Bodmers exceptional walcaolors were done in the early when hi traveled through MUSEUM OF FUR TRADE Chadron Devoted to depicting the daily lives of trappers and the museum houses priceless collections of trade weapons and original American The adjacent Bordeaux Trading Post is completely outfitted just as it was in MORRJLL Hall Lincoln Here youll find the largest fossil elephant in the world an archeological Located on the campus of the University of this natural science museum houses one uf the most complete collections of pro historic fossils in the In the Encounter Centei examine insects and mounted specimens for a unique hands on learning Explore the far reaches of the universe in the Ralph Mueller where presentations examine astronomical STUHR MUSEUM OF THE PRAIRIE PIONEER Grand Island Board an authentic steam train for a ride across 200 acres of prairieland to this unique railroad This recreated Mills village showcases it of the original including a schoolhuiise and blacksmith Montana NATIONAL BISON RANGE Moiese Located in the Flalhead ot western the National Bison Hange is one of the oldest big game areas in the Established in the range prolecls luti American which roam over nearly acres of nalu ral In visitors will find many species of herds of and mule bighorn sheep ami MONTANAS CAPITAL CITY An ISM gold discovery touched off a boom era which saw Helena become the Queen City of the Be sure to include these sights in your tour of Helena The Original Montana Governors built in ISSS Helena u Gothic strucluiv uf Kiimpean turm Montana Historical housing many of western artist Charles M Russells and the Slate built in of a Greek Ionic neoclassical LEWIS CLARK CAVERNS STATE PARK near Three Forks Features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the These spectacular caves are naturally air conditioned and elwlrieall Ihiirs are available during CHARLES RUSSELL MUSEUM AND STUDIO Great Falls Tinworks of Montanas beloved cowboy artist are preserved along with letters and memorabilia which chronicle his colorful GRANTKOHRS RANCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Deer Lodge For a look back into the rural lifestyle ol Montana visit this ranch which headquartered a prosperous cattle ranching empire controlling more than u million In visitors can watch the blacksmith and ranch 191 h century and lake guided tours through tile if room Victorian ranch
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