Scotland Scenes, 2005
Scotland and Wyoming have had numerous connections over the years. Scottish nobleman William Drummond Stewart, for instance, came to what is now Wyoming with the rendezvous in the 1830s. Numerous mountainmen and pioneers in the area had Scottish nativity or roots. During the 1880s, a substantial portion of the financing of "open range" cattle companies in Wyoming came from Scottish investors. During the early summer of 2005, Phil traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he conducted research on various Wyoming links to Scotland.
Scottish Highlands, summer 2005
David Roberts, professor of journalism, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo., and Jan Hytrek, school librarian, Lusk, Wyoming, in Princes Gardens, Edinburgh, 2005.
Phil Roberts asks, "Is there a cannon ball down there?" on Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh. Photo by David L. Roberts
Edinburgh Castle from the roof terrace of the Scottish National Museum. Phil Roberts photo
Steve Roberts on Royal Yacht Britannia, moored at Leith, Scotland
Interior main courtyard of the Scottish Royal Museum, Edinburgh
The Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse next to the Old Course, St. Andrew's
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