Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Great American Frontier Yard Sale

Saturday my cousin and I drove to Fort Leavenworth, about 45 minutes away to attend The Great American Frontier Yard Sale on the fort. There were probably 100 sales. I had visions of having lots of loot to show you that I got at the garage sales. HA! I came up with this and that is all!



At least it was a good brand. 


The sales were mostly families, and they had baby clothes, baby things, and dining room sets. The generals' housing area hardly had any sales. So, we drove around the fort grounds. 
Here's a tiny bit of history and some pics. 



In 1827  Colonel Henry Leavenworth  established the Fort on the banks of the Missouri River to protect the wagon trains headed west along the Santa Fe Trail, and later, the Oregon Trail, and to help maintain peace with the Indians.


The generals' houses sit looking out on the  Missouri. 






In front of this building were cannons that were lined up and pointed toward the river. They are now mounted in cement, but had wheels as shown in this depiction.




The cemetery was amazing, green and tree covered. 





My favorite thing on the fort was the Buffalo Soldier Statue. 






Buffalo soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10 th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army, formed in 1866 at Fort Leavenworth. 

The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry " by the Indian tribes they fought. 
The statue is so detailed!


Well, no big treasures, but I had a good time, and loved the photos!

4 comments:

Marigene said...

Great photos...reminds me a little of Fort Scott! I like those pedestal plates, Pat.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, I'm sorry you didn't find any more treasures, the one you found is great. You know I've lived close by all of my life and never been there? Thank you for the tour of the beautiful grounds and homes.. hugs ~lynne~

Anita said...

Pat, what a great post! I have never been there so I really enjoyed the visit!! I also love the pedestal plates. Thanks for stopping by!!

Diane said...

I know the feeling, some weekends you can all hyped about hitting the garage sales and come away with next to nothing....guess you have to be in garage sale mode! Anyway, your day looked to be a lovely one. I love historical walking and driving tours. Diane