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Evanston Rodeo

June 9, 2013 2 comments

Evanston, WY is kind of a sleepy high mountain town, so when we noticed there was a rodeo not far from our camp site we had to take a look.  And, it was lots of fun.  Not only the rodeo, but also the people.  We did manage to stay away from the fried food, even though it smelled delicious….

Wyoming and US flag on parade

Wyoming and US flag on parade

That's one way to get off a steer....

That’s one way to get off a steer….

Ride 'em high!

Ride ’em high!

Not all horses and riders were serious

Not all horses and riders were serious

Grab that chicken!  A popukar event

Grab that chicken! A popukar event

Team roping

Team roping

Saddle bronc riding

Saddle bronc riding

Women's barrel racing

Women’s barrel racing

On to the next barrel!!!!

On to the next barrel!!!!

As fast as you can

As fast as you can

Not-Quite-Western-Wear (unless dress codes have changed)

Not-Quite-Western-Wear (unless dress codes have changed)

Waiting their turn

Waiting their turn

Evanston, Wyoming

June 8, 2013 1 comment

Our drive yesterday was long and tiring as has we had strong cross winds.  Our campground was an older park but well maintained, nicely treed and grass.  So we’re going to extend our stay by a day, also because we saw that their rodeo was this weekend, and plan to attend.

Evanston was founded in the 1860’s as a railroad town.  It quickly flourished, matured, and shrank back down after the railroad was finished.  Today there is an historical site dedicated to the town’s early history.  The city it is nicely situated on the Bear River, so it stayed and became a typical Western city.  It now has a population of 12,000 or so, and the main economics now are not from the railroad but from the busy I-80 highway… where you will find the Wal-Marts and other stores so typical of this area.

The Bear River has been well maintained and the wetlands protected.  There is a nice multi-use trail, Romola and I walked part of it this morning.

Scene along one (ot the two) main streets

Scene along one (of the two) old town main streets

The local coffee shop was deserted on a Saturday morning

The local coffee shop was deserted on a Saturday morning

The historical railroad Depot

The historical railroad Depot

A pretty little pond at the Depot

A pretty little pond at the Depot

It may be summer somewhere, but up here spring has spring

It may be summer somewhere, but up here spring has spring

The Bear River wetlands are well maintained and scenic

The Bear River wetlands are well maintained and scenic

The Bear River water is mostly snow runoff, and picks up sediment on the way down

The Bear River water is mostly snow runoff, and picks up sediment on the way down

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