Monday, October 6th ~ Continuing our drive along Interstate 90 (part 1)
What a day, what a day, what a day. Between the two of us we took almost 500 pictures. You might think this was a record, but sadly it is not…
The first stop this morning was at the 1880 Town. Located on Interstate 90, 22 miles west of Murdo, SD. It makes a great place to stretch your legs, see some wonderfully furnished rooms/buildings, movie memorabilia, and historic photography. It was like stepping back into an authentic western town.
“South Dakota’s Original 1880 TOWN has more than 30 buildings from the 1880 to 1920 era, authentically furnished with thousands of relics, historical accounts and photographs, a Casey Tibbs exhibit and Dances with Wolves movie props…” ~ 1880town.com
Here are a few of the interior shots we took:
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And a few more of the buildings:
Since it was the end of the season, we had the place all to ourselves for about an hour which allowed us free run and we could snap pictures to our hearts desire.
The town was used in the filming of the movie “Dances with Wolves“, a 1990 movie starring Kevin Costner and an area is devoted to set props. The film won seven academy awards including Best Picture.
There was also a picture arcade that fascinated me. These two pictures in particular stood out:
I found it quite extraordinary to have so many people with famous stories all gathered together in one picture. The likes of Wyatt Earp, Teddy Roosevelt, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as well as the Hanging Judge Bean.
Moving on down the road, we spotted some prairie dog holes. I swear, Tim is like an animal whisperer and can walk up to almost any critter. They seem to know that he will not harm them, and are equally curious.
He managed to take some pretty cool pictures while he talked to them.
This post is already getting long, and our day was only 1/2 over so:
TO BE CONTINUED…
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for my husband’s ability to get up close and personal with animals. It makes for some great photos, a bit of laughter and lots and lots of smiles.