Muzzleloaders and tomahawks ... These mountain men reenactment enthusiasts entertained Bad River Park visitors during the Philip centennial. Their official club title is the Muzzleloaders of the Black Hills.
The all-school reunion registration started at noon on Thursday. The many, many (and still many more) activities started out easy with an old-timers' baseball game. Then, the tempo jumped and leaped forward and locked onto maximum with a Matched Bronc Ride whose quality, some said, could rival that of the National Finals Rodeo.
Over 1,200 people witnessed the pony express delivery of Governor Rounds' official proclamation of Philip's Centennial. Then, midst a buffalo-meat supper and gabbing with old friends, the audience saw 25 cowboys eliminated down to six.