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Walking in wagon ruts

Guests filling the seats at the historical presentation, "Stage Trails and Ruts" on Saturday included several faces not regularly in attendance, as many ranching families came in for this discourse that visited close to home.

These oft times still-visible ruts that travel from Cheyenne along different routes as far north as Sundance to pinnacle at Deadwood, SD were used between 1875 and 1880 and are part of a harsh time in the history of the Black Hills.

MBA researcher and speaker Rick Kaan of Hot Springs, South Dakota began his oration with a little known fact about those ruts, "The trails we...