Like to give a shout-out to the Farson Mercantile, Farson Wyoming! Just received a large book order from them! One of the things that you will love about them is their ice cream. You have probably noticed many of my postings are about places where I stop to eat something! The Farson Merc is one of those places! They have a nice gift shop that serves snacks and lunch but their best thing is their ice cream! It is well worth the stop!
It is on the southern approach to Yellowstone National Park and of course the building is old and historic. Local directions are not necessary, there are only 4 occupied structures in Farson Wyoming.
The SoldiersMemorialMilitaryMuseum in downtown St. Louis, Missouri will shut down for two years after this weekend. There will be a closing ceremony on February 28th. The Soldiers Memorial will be closed to undergo extensive renovations. The current estimated cost of renovations is $29 to $30 million dollars. Those costs will be covered entirely by anonymous donors to the Missouri Historical Society.
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In Wallace Idaho, having a great time. Two new restaurants in town that I tried.
Like all restaurants in town, they have excellent and friendly service. These two are truly unique.
For lunch I tried the Silver Tea Room, 618 Bank Street. For dinner I ate at a Hawaiian restaurant called The Taste of Aloha, 520 Bank Street. They serve authentic Hawaiian Luau Food. I cannot pronounce or spell everything I ate, but the food was good.
When in Wallace I recommend that you give these places a try!
The Winter Inn in Warren is closed making Warren more of a ghosttown. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I recommend The Pollard Hotel in Red Lodge, MT Really great service, gourmet dining in the restaurant.
*** I experienced noises in the haunted room that I could not explain
There is a misprint in the book, page 150/151, should be room 310. The book is in the lobby.
I recommend the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, SD as a good visit.It's 42 buildings crammed full of historical items spread out over several acres. www.pioneerautoshow.com
Idaho City Hotel is currently closed due to the owner's health - but they hope to reopen.
The Jamieson Inn, Wallace Idaho is closed.
The Westlakes Ghost Town and Rock Shop, Oakaton, South Dakota
Today, the Westlakes have passed on, their holdings have been sold, the signs are gone and the "ghost town façade” is no longer open for visitors. The "general store” still stands, though with very little variety, fewer rocks, and not nearly as much ambiance as it did in the past.
I recommend seeing the Wyoming Prison Museum, 500 W. Walnut in Rawlins, Wyominghttp://wyshs.org/mus-oldpen.htm“Known as ‘The Old Pen’, this museum features numerous historical displays and information including confiscated inmate weapons, tales of prison escapes, and an exhibit on the movie "Prison" that was filmed here. Guided tours are available daily from April through October.”The site is alleged to be haunted and the museum even gives tours on Halloween.
Have noticed a number of deaths of mountain climbers, bikers and kayakers.
One thing that they had in common was that the person had gone SOLO!
I often go solo but this is a SAFETY HAZARD!
It is best and the number one safety rule is to NOT GO SOLO.
Both serve great food with a big smile. Both have a wine list and full service bars.
The Ruby has live entertainment in the adjacent Red Garter Saloon and gunfight re-enactments in the street in front of the establishment.
The Powder House has cabins.
Both have great Western atmosphere. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I receive no compensation for these endorsements. These are places I eat at when on the road. These recommendations are purely for your benefit.
I will continue to try to send the best of the West.