Post by huckleberryjoe on Feb 1, 2008 21:33:54 GMT -5
This is great! I think I found this site 2-3 years ago, but somehow lost the link a while back.
I remember it being a lot bigger though. That's strange. The people really seemed to know their stuff about the Little Big Horn Battle, though.
I didn't get a chance to really get into it then and have regretted losing touch. Maybe I was just imagining it being bigger. Anyway its good to be here and I'm looking forward to what people here have to say.
If you have a moderator who reacts when people go off the deep end, it can remain civil and productive, one hopes. That remains to be seen, since it is such a new site. Me, I tend to stick to factual posts (although I'm not big on quoting sources for everything - I've seen some go overboard that way - chokes me up), and leave the theorizing, what-iffing and conjecturing to others.
I've always found it hard enough to figure out things that did happen, like who stole my cheese out of the fridge, never mind what might have happened, but then, I'm fairly new to all of this, so I hope you all will forgive my blunders-to-come, and consider the source.
For me, it was They Died With Their Boots On, which I thought was entirely a fictional story with fictional characters. I did know that there were Cavalry and Indians for we saw them at the picture shows every Saturday. Seemed to be an endless supply of those pictures, and most of us boys couldn't get enough of them. Then along came TV and ruined the whole deal.
Anyway, it was not until I was in my teens that I found out that George Armstrong Custer was a real person and that Custer's Last Stand had really happened. So I picked up a couple of books at the library, and there you go. I hope one day to be able to visit that famous battlefield for myself. Is it accessible for wheelchairs or motorized "scooters?" Is it worth the trip and trouble, or can I get just as much information from books and maps?
Parts of the battlefield are wheelchair accessible, and there are a couple of paved or semi-paved trails, though parts of the Deep Ravine Trail are rather steep for a chair or scooter. The areas around the top of Custer Hill and reno Hill are paved, and there is a paved trail around the perimeter of Reno Hill. The Visitor Center has some nice exhibits, and there is a lot of local Custer culture. Seeing the terrain for real is immensely helpful, in my opinion.