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June 24th 2010
Published: June 25th 2010
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Wednesday June 23nd
Daily Information FYI the date was incorrect on yesterdays blog so it might not have come up to the Wyoming Blog. It has been changed so if you haven't seen it back up a day from this one


Stayed in Rawlins today

High temp: 82
Low temp: 43

Highest Elevation: 7432’ above sea level
Lowest Elevation: 7432’ above sea level
Campground Elevation: 7432’ above sea level
Traveled 12 miles

Departed N/A AM MDT warm and sunny.

Highlights:

Fantastic Campground, snow covered Elk mountain in the background

B-ball (hoops) and great pool, but temp a little cool

Wyoming Frontier Prison/Julian Gallows/Gas Chamber/Solitary Confinement

I went in the Solitary Confinement with the door closed - DARK

Stood at Whipping Post where inmate was handcuffed and struck with a rubber hose
A door was opened to other cell blocks so they could hear what happens if you don't follow the rules

I sat in the Gas Chamber where 14 men died
We were told families come there before Christmas and go in the Chamber and stand around the chair for their family Christmas Card picture. Hummmmm
The stories of some of the Old West inmates were incredible to hear about

Wyoming Peace Officers Museum

Toured Rawlins that has some great history, then back to the campground

Grilled some juicy Wyoming Steaks with fries, green beans and biscuits. At the picnic table under the awning

Had a dip in the pool, made it short because of the sun and wind.

It will be a Mexican Train night (Mitchell Version)

We will be off to Teton NP tomorrow morning


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One of the cell blocks
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I thought I would stay
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My cell 4X5 feet
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All the conveniences
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Here is my solitary confinement cell much smaller and very dark inside
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Yep, the gas chamber


25th June 2010

Jail?????
How very odd an old retired cop would take his grandson to a jail.. Bet he makes you watch cop shows on TV too.... You would have to go to the hanging tree in Arizona to hang where I have. Carry on.
25th June 2010

HOWDY!
Nice to see you guys are having such a great trip ( so far! ) Really wish I could be there with you....the scenery, ah! the awesome scenery!! What an escape.....miss you a bunch and will hope to talk with you soon!!
27th June 2010

I love the pictures. It looks like you are all having a wonderful time. Justin, I told you be behave on the trip, how come in ended up in jail. Ha ha. Keep the post and pictures coming. Love Mom

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