Johnson County War tour on August 17th, 2019 allows attendees to travel
by bus the approximate route of the ?Invaders? in their fateful attack
on the ?Rustlers? in April 1892, learning about the war and stopping at
various sites of historical significance along the way.
Stops include the KC Cabin Fight site, where Nate Champion made a
heroic stand against overwhelming odds, Plunkett?s Horse Ranch where the
Invaders changed horses, the Smith homestead site where a near ambush
of the Invaders almost occurred, the historic 28 Ranch where Invaders
rested their horses, and the TA Ranch where the final battle occurred.
The tour will also stop at the assassination sites of John. A. Tisdale
and Ranger Jones, whose murders occurred in the months leading up to the
war, foreshadowing the events of 1892.
The historical guides narrating the journey are John W. Davis and
Brock Hanson. Davis is a lawyer and author of ?Wyoming Range War? which
relates the Johnson County War from a legal vantage using a large number
of public documents from the period. Brock Hanson is a 4th
generation local historian whose family lived through the war and
documented the historic events with interviews of the various people
involved in the war.
The tour will be held on Saturday, August 17th, beginning in Kaycee
at 9:00 AM (with an AM check-in time of 8:30 AM) and ends at
approximately 3:00 PM. Lunch is included the ticket price of $85, which
must be purchased in advance due to limited space on the bus.
The Hoofprints of the Past Museum is a 501(3)c non-profit
organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Kaycee and Johnson
If you are interested in registering for the tour click on the link: http://hoofprintsofthepast.org/product/johnson-county-war-tour/