The Lovell-Kane Area Museum’s Annual Kane Bus Tour was held Saturday, September 26th! Participants met at the Big Horn Visitor Center, National Park Service on Hwy 14A at 10.00 a.m.
This 4 hour tour visited the town site of Kane, the M L Ranch, John Blue’s Cabin, andthe Kane/Ionia Cemetery. The Museum was able to rent a school bus to accommodate the participants. Linda Hitz drove the bus. Karen Spragg served as tour guide. Booklets with photos of previous inhabitants were used to picture “what used to be” in Kane. Karen told stories and identified specific locations and activities.
The John Blue Cabin was a favorite stop on the tour.
The group stopped at the Kane/Ionia Cemetery. Karen demonstrates dowsing– the use of a water witching rod. Dowsing is the action of a person–called the dowser–using a rod, stick, … rod, or pendulum–to locate such things as underground water, hidden metal, buried treasure, etc.
The day was hotter than we expected. However, the group enjoyed seeing and hearing about these historic sites. Thanks to everyone who assisted and attended another great Kane Bus Tour. And thanks to Karen Spragg for her untiring efforts and devotion in making this tour possible.