Post by Diane Merkel on Dec 13, 2006 9:20:37 GMT -5
. . . Inyan Kara Mountain just north of this tiny town really catches your eye. It caught someone else's eye, too. For at its top, on a flat granite shelf , a man chiseled his name. The first letter, a C, is cut deep into the stone. There's a T and an R, too. . . .
The general chiseled his name - as did many of the men who were traveling with him - into the mountain in 1874. Two years later, he was killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In hindsight, of course, he and his troops should've lingered in Four Corners.
Post by Diane Merkel on Dec 13, 2006 15:05:38 GMT -5
Not that I recall, Gordie. I posted the article excerpt principally because I don't think I have heard of that Custer carving before.
The only place I can think it might be is on a thread where a website visitor had asked if Custer was known to have given inscribed gold bullets to people. If I recall correctly, that's the only thread that discussed Custer in Wyoming (along with Calamity Jane and who knows what else) but I don't recall any photos.
A few years back I did climb Inyan Kara Mountain and found the carving of Custer's name. I had to search for a long time for it, as someone had tried to hide it by placing a large flat stone over it. There was also a small rock cairn at the peak where people had written private notes about their feelings towards GAC and the 7th Cav and other misc. matters. Here is a picture of the carving from my own website. I would post the pic here, but I don't know how to do it. Hopefully, this link will work:
Post by George Armstrong Custer on Jun 27, 2007 15:18:33 GMT -5
There you are, Mr. Keogh:
He was one of those men in whom nature runs riot; she endows him with not one or two but twenty different talents, all of them far beyond the average, and then withholds the one ingredient that might have brought them to perfection - a sense of balance and direction....