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Posts Tagged ‘Deadwood’

The Yellowstone Myth

It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I am a big fan of America’s National Parks. With all its flaws (mostly attributable to under-funding) they collectively constitute our “best idea”, and the rest of the world has endorsed the concept by copying it. I was therefore intrigued… read more >

Hiding in Plain Sight

People are funny. You can quote me on that if you’d like. As a travel professional I have frequent opportunities to indulge my passion for people-watching as I mingle with visitors at America’s great natural wonders and attractions. It’s both enlightening and useful. It can also be frustrating. The misconceptions… read more >

Explore the West Where Legends Live

Like school field trips, vacation travel resonates when it includes activities which give meaning to the experience. Shebby Lee Tours provides memorable travel excursions which enrich your lives.

Buffalo Roundup an Old West Tradition

Ever since park rangers started rounding up some 1,200 head of buffalo each fall for the annual branding, sorting and vaccinating of the herd, visitors have been fascinated by this Old West tradition. In 2008 over 11,000 people witnessed this one-of-a-kind event in western South Dakota, and the festivities grow… read more >

Oregon Trail

Iconic Oregon Trail landmarks are featured on Shebby Lee Tours’ six-night/seven-day itinerary scheduled for June 18-24, 2011.  Beginning and ending in Denver, the program includes several Oregon Trail sites along with other attractions in the Old West Trail states of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Deadwood Named to Forbes List

The Old West gold rush town of Deadwood, South Dakota, once placed on the Most Endangered List of historic sites by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has recently earned a spot on another – far different – list: Forbes Magazine’s 2010 List of the Prettiest Towns in America. Tombstone,… read more >

1880 Train Named “Unforgettable Day Trip” by Parade Magazine

The Black Hills Central’s 1880 Train is featured in the exclusive short list of day trips in Parade Magazine’s March 28 article entitled “America’s Greatest Train Rides”.  This outstanding experience is yours to experience when you participate in Shebby Lee Tours’ Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Sept. 25-30.  This increasingly popular Old West… read more >

Old West Trail Offers Unique Adventure

Explore the West where legends live on this 7-day journey to the past. Majestic mountain scenery, Old West adventure and historic trails highlight this seven-day program which is sure to be a winner for folks hankering for an Old West experience. Travel through the cowboy state of Wyoming where cattle… read more >

East is East and West is West

When North and South Dakota became states in 1889 after twenty-seven years in territorial limbo, the political differences between the two regions had escalated to the point where they could have never entered the Union as originally planned: one unified state. Within ten years the political climate had changed and both… read more >

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