The Johnson County War tour follows the route of the Invaders of 1892, beginning at the KC Fight Site in Kaycee. The tour continues by bus, stopping at the Tisdale and Jones assassination sites. Lunch is enjoyed at the historic TA Ranch.
ABOUT THE MUSEUMHoofprints of the Past Museum was founded in 1989 by a group of Kaycee volunteers in order to preserve the unique local cultural heritage of Kaycee and the surrounding countryside. That heritage includes Native Americans, the Bozeman Trail, Trappers, Traders, and Pioneers, Fort Reno, German Missionaries settlement, and the Portuguese Houses site, conflicts with natives such as the Dull Knife Battle, the Cattle Boom, Cattle Barons and Frewen Castle, the Johnson County War, the Outlaw Era, the Hole in the Wall Gang, Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, Kid Curry, and other local outlaws.
Visit the historic sites of the Hole in the Wall, where outlaws like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid from the law.
This tour will provide a fascinating overview of Kaycee area western history, from the Native Americans through the Outlaw Period while showcasing some of the museum’s most priceless artifacts at the museum. Perfect for tour operators!
The Bozeman Trail tour travels the historic sites along the Powder River and Bozeman Trail east of Kaycee. Fur Trading posts, forts, and battles, are just some of the history covered on this tour.
Archeologist Cody Newton will be presenting the history and archeology of the Portuguese Fort site using artifacts from the site, including recent excavations, on March 10 at 1:00 at the Harold Jarrard Park Building in Kaycee. Fort Antonio, known locally as the Portuguese Houses, was built in 1834 east of Kaycee as a fur […]
The 2024 Powder River Western Art Show will be held on June 15, 2024 during the Chris Ledoux Rodeo Day. Great local western artists will be showcasing and selling their work at the museum all day from 9-5. Enjoy the excellent rodeo, but stop in before and after to see great western art, leather crafts, […]