Wandering WY: Trail End Historic Site Christmas Tour

I don't know about you but I'm fully feeling the post Holiday blues this week. In spite of 2020 wildness, I really did have a wonderful end to the year starting with the weekend before Christmas when I visited the Trail End Historic Site for their Christmas Tour.



This place was absolutely beautiful, I'm going to have to return in the spring to explore the site more deeply on a self-guided Tour. The Trail End Historic Site is also known as the Kendrick Mansion. This Mansion was one of former Wyoming Governor and Senator John B. Kendrick's homes. They call it Trail End because this was the general location of the end of the Texas Cattle Trail.


What I found most interesting was the idea behind the Christmas tour, where a set of actors playing the Kendrick family and staff led us through each room of the house giving us a glimpse into what it would have been like to be a Kendrick living in the Mansion in 1920. For some timeline context, this was just after the Spanish Flu Epidemic and the mask mandates they had then and just going into Prohibition. Fun Fact: Governor and then Senator Kendrick fully supported prohibition!



1920 was the year that the Kendrick's daughter, Rosa-Maye was being introduced to society back East. She talked about her many dress fittings and the events she was required to attend!



Located in Sheridan, Wyoming, Trail End has maybe one of the longest open seasons of any of the other historic sites I've visited in the state. This is probably due to it being a mainly indoor venue.



There are so many other great parts of this region to explore, I'm going to continue sharing my weekend adventure with you. I highly recommend making a visit to the friendly authentic old western town of Sheridan, Wyoming!


Thank you, fellow adventurers! You can follow the lilmissbearpaw blog page on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @lilmissbearpaw for sneak peeks into upcoming posts and my adventures. This will also be a great place to share your own adventures!



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