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Pictures of Tepee buttes & Aircraft Museum Boone/Pueblo Colorado July 1999

I drove to Boone Colorado in July 1999 to see a geologic formation called "Tepee Buttes". These are the pictures I took.



A geologic feature called Tepee Buttes near Boone Colorado. The Roadside Geology of Colorado (Halka Chronic), page 67, describes Tepee buttes as "Congregations of marine shellfish, possibly living in patches of sea grass, built reef-like aggregates on the floor of the shallow Cretaceous sea. Today these limy aggregates, more resistant than the surrounding shale, form Tepee Buttes.".
To learn more about the Tepee-Buttes see: Tepee Buttes: Late Cretaceous Submarine Springs of El Paso and Pubelo County

I stopped at the B-24 museum on the way back from Boone, unfortunately I arrived too late to get in, but I still got some nice pictures.


The B-24 museum (also called the Fed E. Weisbrod Aircraft Museum) is located at the Pueblo Memorial Airport is open Monday - Friday, 9AM - 2PM. Admission is free. Unfortunately, I arrived after 3. I still got some nice picturers though from outside the fence.

Pictures of Virginian Hotel & Bone Cabin at Medicine Bow WY. Aug. 2000

I took these pictures of the Bone Cabin and the Virginian Hotel near Medicine Bow Wyoming in August 2000.



The oldest building in America is located Six miles east of Medicine Bow Wyoming. Medicine Bow was made famous by Owen Wister's novel, The Virginian (1902). Riply's calls Bone Cabin "the oldest building in America" because it is built entirely out of fossilized dinosaur bones. The bones were dug from the Como Bluffs anticline just north of the cabin. Como Bluffs is the location of a now legendary dinosaur fossil site. (And, a notorious paleontological feud between Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope during the 1870's.)

The Virginian Hotel was built in Medicine Bow Wyoming between 1901 and 1911 by August Grimm and George Plummer. It is named after Owen Wister's book The Virginian. It was designated a National Historic Place in 1978.

Pictures of the Bighorn scenic byway (US 14A) taken Sept. 2000

I took these pictures in September 2000 when I drove over the Bighorn scenic byway (US 14A). I stopped at Cowley Wyoming, and hiked up to the sacred Medicine Wheel in the Bighorn mountains, along the way.



The Bighorn scenic byway (US 14A) begins at Lovell Wyoming (within the Bighorn basin). It crosses the northern third of the Bighorn mountains ending at Dayton Wyoming (within the Powder river basin). Pictures include "THE BIG HORN ACADEMY" at Cowley WY., the Bighorn basin, the Medicine Wheel, and the Powder River Basin.