Ralph & Nancy Dennis (20372)
Kentucky State Directors
Nancy and I returned from the International Rally last month, held at Rock Springs, Wyoming. The routes we traveled were Interstates I-70 and I-80. Interstate I-70 went close to the Gateway to the West Arch in St. Louis. We picked up Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Great Platte River Arch Monument spanned across the interstate near mile marker 275(Kearney). Many of the trails of early pioneers come together at this point. The Arch was built to honor settlers, pony express, early stagecoach station. It is also a stop for the first continental Railroad.
Pilot Butte in Sweetwater County, Wyoming was another guiding point for the early pioneers. It could be seen for many miles. It was also used by early airplanes as a guiding point. The Master Masons in the Newmar Kountry Klub were interested to know that the Lodge of Rock Springs, Wyoming held many special occasions meetings on top of the Pilot Butte.
Especially on my trip back to Kentucky, I studied about the early travelers. They traveled by wagons, horses, and other early means of travel. I was traveling on some of the very same routes that they had traveled. I was on the Interstate with mile markers, rest areas, signs with restaurants, service stations etc. I also was traveling about 65 mph, except going up or down hill. I passed the exit off I-75 that goes to Sedalia, Missouri, next year’s International Rally location! The exit number is 78.
When you read this some of us will have seen frost. This is a warning for snowbirds to be getting ready to go south.
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