Comanche National Grassland is a National Grassland located in southeastern Colorado, United States. It is the sister grassland of Cimarron National Grassland and contains both prairie grasslands and canyons. It is separated into two sections, each operated by a local ranger district, one of which is in Springfield and the other of which is in La Junta.
We happened upon this place to see the annual tarantula migration that takes place in south east Colorado in the early Fall. We stopped in La Junta Colorado for the nite. Dusk is the time to see these critters. We were on highway 109 between La Junta and Kim Colorado.
A technical blog post by definition – sorry. P30 is made by Ferrania Films in Italy. They are trying to get their processing plant to make film. When started as a kickstarter they were able to make small batches to those who chipped in . I got 5 rolls. Sorry to say the emulsion scratches very easily so I’m hoping that later iterations will solve this problem
Headed to far SW part of Kansas to the town of Meade. This small town’s claim to fame is where the Dalton Gang used to hide out.
The Dalton Gang was a group of outlaws in the American Old West during 1890–1892. It was also known as The Dalton Brothers because three of its members were brothers. The gang specialized in bank and train robberies. During an attempted bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1892, two of the brothers and two other gang members were killed; Emmett survived and was captured, tried, and convicted. He was paroled after serving 14 years in prison.
The oldest brother Frank had been a Deputy U.S. Marshal, but was killed in 1887. In 1890, Gratton “Grat”, Bob, and Emmett turned to crime after not being paid as lawmen. Their middle brother William M. “Bill” Dalton also had a career as an outlaw, but he rode with the Wild Bunch. The gangs were related through their mother to the Younger brothers, who rode with Jesse James. The Daltons were active later and independently of the James-Younger Gang.
We’ve been toying with the idea of getting a plot of land east of Denver. In essence a chunk of prairie with views East and West. We were shown an abandoned farm and here are some of the photos from that trip.