Sharing Local Buffalo History

bison with hillsCalling all folks interested in local history!  Come and learn and share anything bison related at the “Buffalo on the High Plains: Sharing Local Buffalo History”.  This event is a historical meet-and-greet at Goodland’s High Plains Museum at 2 p.m. MST Saturday, March 11.

John Carson, professional historian and great-great grandson of famed frontiersman Kit Carson, will be here to share his knowledge and show how the great bison herds of our High Plains were linked to the famous Bent’s Fort of the early 1800s.  Mr, Carson is an interpretive ranger at Bent’s Fort near La Junta, Colo.

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade.  Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.

If you have bison-related stories or historical artifacts, you are invited to come and share as well!

Contact Ken Klemm for more information or call 785-899-5804. High Plains Museum is located at 1717 Cherry, Goodland. Call 785-890-4595.

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