Armchair History

George Armstrong Custer died 132 years ago on this date during the Battle of the Little Bighorn, called the Battle of the Greasy Grass by the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne. Two years ago, when gasoline was less than $2.00 per gallon, I stood on the battle site and marveled at how little was actually there. A river, some low hills, and heat. A lot of heat. I imagined being on those hills in a woolen uniform, far from home, and wished I could remember more of what I had read about the battle. If you want to do some armchair traveling to the west this summer, you might want to start with Custer. We can even save you gas money to the library. Many of our sources on this subject are electronic books you can read from home.

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