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…