As we approached
As we learned later, this was the main line of the transcontinental railroad—the lifeline that shaped much of
The Union Pacific tracks arrived in
We took a trolley tour of historic
This is a picture of their beautiful capitol building—it is one of ten state capitols in the country with a gold-gilded dome.
The town celebrates its Wild West heritage with Frontier Days, held the last week in July. The event features nine days of rodeo events, games, musical entertainment, food and lots more. One of the highlights of Frontier Days is a free pancake breakfast put on by the Kiwanis Club of
Since we ate lunch in what used to be a saloon, we decided to have dinner at the Plains Hotel, built in 1911, the finest hotel in
In the early days, a respectable man could walk in the front door of the Plains Hotel, take a tunnel that led to the disreputable saloon section of town, enjoy some tawdry amusements, return through the tunnel, and walk out the front door of the Plains, with hardly anyone the wiser. The tunnels are no longer are in use for pedestrian traffic (or that's the story anyway, and they're sticking to it).