Show us your pictures on "THE GREAT PLAINS"

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Buffalo Bill, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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  2. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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  3. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    Nice shot, Bill. :clap
  4. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    How a place so generally featureless can be so strikingly beautiful I do not fully understand.

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  5. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    Excellent.
  6. flyrodder

    flyrodder Donny, please.

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    Casey -- I stared at this pic of the water towers for a long time. When I was a kid, my family would either vacation at The Fort, pass through on the way somewhere else, spring turkey hunt or deer hunt every year. When I was little, my folks always told me I would never get lost by just keeping track of where the water towers were.

    Fort Rob and the surrounding area is one of my favorite places.
  7. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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  8. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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  9. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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  10. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    The pic below is looking north east towards the ridge that Kidder and his men rode over and down towards Beaver creek, they went to ground just below the ridge to the far right where the grove of trees are now, they tried to make a stand here,they were buried here. A war party of about one hundred siuox led by Pawnee killer had chased the troop for about three miles in a runing battle that ended on this hill side above beaver creek in Cheyenne county Kansas, about ten miles north of I-70 and twenty miles south of Bird City.


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  11. mra35

    mra35 Been here awhile

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  12. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    About fifty miles straight west of the Kidder site just across the Colorado border is where you will find Beechers Island Battlefield. Where Lt. Beecher of the story above was killed along with four other men, when around a thousand Cheyenne led by Roman Nose attacked and ran Forsyth and fifty civilian scouts onto a small sandbar in the Arikaree river where they dug in for seven days, sept 17th 1868. Fort Wallace in western Kansas is seventy five miles south east of Beechers. Fort Wallace is where Lt Beecher took the bodies of the Kidder Massacre and where his body would later be taken. It is allso where rescue for the Beecher party came from.


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    Hard to beleive this old Arikaree river used to flood let alone had a sandbar, but that was before before irigation pumps came along to grow crops where once only grass grew.

    The Cheyenne and sioux made massive mounted charges up the river bottom on to the sandbar, but being civilian scouts many had repeating rifles, Spencers, and Winchester's.


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    Roman Nose, would die here. And later they would name a park in Oklahoma after him.

    Roman Nose ridge, is where the tribes women, children and old people came out every day to view the days action and cheer on their warriors. Forsyth's scouts had camped unkowingly just three miles from a huge Cheyenne and sioux village.

    Looking up the river bed from the sandbar towards Roman Nose ridge.

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    Esteban, on the ridge.


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    Beechers Island. You have to imagine those hills covered with really pissed Cheyenne and sioux!


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    The Story.http://cogenweb.com/yuma/beecher/index.htm
  13. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    Love the old/new photo comparison.
  14. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    Just to throw a couple of more old pics out there and its just a cool story. Thirty years after the battle, the Old West was long over, three of the survivors would meet in 1898 to see if they could find the battle site. They did and they erected a stone, later the monument would be erected and the building.

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    The pic below is about the oldest i have seen of Beechers it shows what the river would have looked like at the time hardly any trees, no cover just rifle pits dug behind dead mules and horses on a small sandbar in the Arikaree river.

    The little sandbar in this pic is pretty much where it went down.


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  15. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    One of my favorite places to go!!! :clap

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    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    Here are some pics of some plains states. This was a trip we took in 2008.

    Dealing with the rain in Oklahoma...
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    Kentucky Storm...
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    Sun shining in Nebraska...
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    Who said the plains were just flat?!
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    Day started with sunshine in South Dakota...
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    and then....
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  17. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Awesome! Thanks for the pictures.


    (crossing that flood was inadvisable)
  18. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    It wasn't as bad as it looks in the photo. We deliberated over it for a while. We walked it and found that it we could cross safely. Good point though, for anyone who does encounter anything like that.
  19. Tefloncandy

    Tefloncandy Oximoran

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    Taken just across the border between Kansas and Colorado

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    Taken between Denver and Colorado Springs

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    Taken between Denver and Colorado Springs

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    sleazy rider Squidly Adventurer

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    Best I've got from my ride thru ND and MT last fall.