Tuesday, May 5

Hard Travelin'

A rainy day. First stop was the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. This was where Custer's 7th Cavelery attacked a sleeping Cheyenne village as part of the U.S. governments new policy of "total war" against the Indians of the Southern Plains. Next stop, the Black Kettle National Grassland - we had intended to camp here but decided to push on because of the rain.

 

Tonight we are in Pampa Texas as we cut the corner making a turn North that will probably take us through Eastern Colorado. Tomorrow morning we will decide whether to zig or zag.

Not much going on in Pampa, but we did find the Harris Drug Store which is now the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. He spent a good portion of his youth in Pampa and worked the soda fountain in the drug store. So at least a few readers now know where the title of today's post came from.