How very, very, very very odd. The opening post as the discussion topic seems to have missed the boat.
Worry not because it was all about trains and travel and freight travelling on the trains through Little Bighorn valley. This began, whoopeedoolessly some 18 years after Custer looked east one last time and did what he always did. Charge.! He charged lots you know.
Through Historic Fields Even though the Omaha Daily Bee campaigned against railroad political power, the newspaper celebrates the opening of a new line it expects to reshape the West and enhance the prominence and position of Omaha, Lincoln, and other cities.
THROUGH HISTORIC FIELDS
Burlington's New Line to the Coast Opened Yesterday.
SHORT TIME AND GRAND SCENERY
This is What the Company Promises for this Division-Immediate Vicinity of Where Custer and His Brave Men Fell Traversed. Yesterday
If at first you don't succeed then build a bridge.
Light, lean and lethal. by Col Richard M. Bereit, USAF, Ret., 38-42, Volume XXIV, Number 3, Air Force Journal of Logistics (the link snafu's but what a great title for....... anything really. Go Custer...........
In the Winter 2011 issue of The Battlefield Dispatch, Sandy Barnard, editor of the Association annual magazine Greasy Grass, announced his retirement after performing the task for 23 years. Rod Thomas was selected as the new Greasy Grass editor. The Park Service Battlefield Superintendent Kate Hammond announced that the battlefield’s priceless archives and museum collection would be temporarily relocated to a NPS center in Arizona. Battlefield Historian John A. Doerner retired from the Park Service after 21 years of service. A memorial service was held on May 7 in South Deerfield, Mass, for Pvt. William E. Smith, Company D, 7th Cavalry. The Association provided the funding for a memorial plaque – the service was attended by Association member Dennis Farioli. Neil Mangum guided the annual field trip to the Rosebud Battlefield. Mike O’Keefe was elected President at the June board meeting and Jon Custer took over the duties of Vice President. A $2,000 donation was made to the battlefield. The 25th annual Symposium was headlined by Danny Martinez, Chief Historian at the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and author Louis Craft. Rodney C. Thomas, author of Rubbing Out Long Hair Pehin Hanska Kasota: The American Indian Story of the Little Big Horn in Art and Word, received the G. Joseph Sills award for the best 2011 book. A History of the Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association, Inc.
The deep well of battle interest has an engine or centre of gravity if you prefer which firmly and in honestly eccentric fashion blossoms new theory to evolve the catherine-wheel of pendant understanding why Cavalry lost and Sioux, Cheyenne and their assembled allies, won the thing. The Legacy Symposium was a culmination of Nellie Beaverheart's determination to remember and honor her kin as Custer's wife had.
Eventually the Great Spirit may reveal to us what actually transpired all those years ago but will that change anything or simply offer greater impetus to make it what it wasn't and isn't. Will military stop studying it? Will science mature to unambiguously dissect and analyse our past and if it can will we learn the lessons of a 150 years old iron arrowhead? Will romance be abandoned and heritage humbled?
I wondered recently if there is a population of hedgehogs in Little Bighorn valley and if so how many died during the fighting of June 1876?
If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.