The First 2,700 Miles

Jeannie and I are now in New Meadows, Idaho having completed 2,700 miles of our journey thus far.  I left Boulder City, Nevada July 2, 2017 and together we left Santa Fe, New Mexico July 17, 2017.  Quite an experience thus far.  We had wanted to continue to the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and on to the Oregon coast.  Then continue south to California.  Extreme forest fires at the Columbia Gorge and Oregon has resulted in unsafe air quality levels due to smoke in much of the northwest and Oregon coast.  We may not continue to Oregon and reroute southeast to Zion and Bryce Canyon National parks in Utah.  We will keep you posted.

Interior, South Dakota Train Depot

Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company Depot at Interior SD, Jackson County

Photo taken June 1967
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It took me a long time to try and find a historical photo of the old train depot at Interior, South Dakota.  Built in 1907, this photo was taken in June of 1967.  My Mom, Ruth Overholt and her three sisters, Helen – Arlene and Maryanne along with their mother Florence (my Grandmother) and husband Martin operated a boarding hotel adjacent to this train depot during the Great Depression in the 1930’s.  This train depot and boarding hotel at Interior were torn down (or burned down) and only a foundation existed during our visit during the family reunion in 1982 (?).

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