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Just Off the Interstate – Badlands National Park

Continuing with our easy-to-get-to sites in the Great Plains, we come to Interstate 90 runing east-west across South Dakota.  If you’ve read the very first post in this blog, High Plains Drifter, you’ll know that this freeway has a long … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Paint Mines

I just got back from a short foray on the plains of Colorado.  It was my first time visiting Paint Mines Interpretive Park, but I guarantee it will not be my last. Paint Mines Interpretive Park is part of the … Continue reading

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The Mako Sica Trail

In an earlier post – The Badlands – Good Lands for Traveling – I had mentioned that the Lakota had originally named the area we now call the Badlands “mako sica,” or “land bad.” I recently discovered, courtesy of some people … Continue reading

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