Lt. Lyman Kidder

Kidder 150th commemorations begin June 2

Kidder Massacre 150th anniversary to be commemorated in two events Lt. Lyman Kidder, 10 enlisted men and a Lakota guide Red Bead left Fort Sedgwick, Colo., June 29, 1867, to take messages to Lt. Col. George Custer. They rode to disaster. The army never saw any of Kidder’s command alive again. They all died in…

Riding the Tilt-A-Whirl

Saddle up for a historic Independence Day weekend

Turn back the hands of time during a long Independence Day weekend in Sherman County. The weekend features reenactments of historic Sherman County events and the traditional fireworks show. Lt. Lyman Kidder, his guide Red Bead and 10 soldiers all died in battle with Native Americans in July 1867. Cattle and cowboys from Texas trod…

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Cattle drive: Best July 4 tradition

“This is the best July 4 tradition we’ve ever attended,” a couple from Illinois told Trail Boss Ken Klemm. This tradition was the Second Annual Great Western Cattle Drive held July 4 on the historic Homestead Ranch northeast of Goodland. Approximately 100 people came to the event near the site of Bray Post Office, the…

Enjoy horseplay July 4 at Great Western Cattle Drive

Return to 1882 horseplay at Great Western Cattle Drive Enjoy authentic 1882 horseplay with the cowboys as they celebrate 106 years of America on July 4 in northeast Sherman County. The Second Annual Commemorative Great Western Cattle Drive will roll at historic Homestead Ranch 19 miles northeast of Goodland, Kansas at 4 p.m. Mountain Time.…

Great Western Cattle Drive cowboy Josh Dorn talks about the cattle drive.12

Cowboys receive cattle drive medallions

Cowboys, Trail Boss, ShCVB board and staff receive medallions Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ShCVB) Executive Director Donna Price presented Great Western Cattle Drive commemorative medallions to Trail Boss Ken Klemm, cowboys Tim Barnett, Jake Anderson and Josh Dorn. Cowboys John Boyington, Austin and Colter Klemm, Casey Whitmire, Jim and Hunter House were unable…

Grazing longhorns cattle drive

Cattle drive to follow Wallace Branch

Cattle drive moved to actual trail The 2015 Commemorative Great Western Cattle Drive location has been moved!  Due to ever-increasing complexities, the longhorn cattle drive will no longer traverse Goodland’s Main Street but will, instead, occur directly on the documented trail itself. Great Western Cattle Trail’s Wallace Branch passed near the former Bray Post Office.…