In this last installment of the Road Trip, we follow the Rudeens and Hansons on the return trip.
I left my road trip series hanging back in February – still more of the story to tell! I also have some updates about my family history and genealogy work at the end of this post.
This week’s theme is “Name’s the Same.” Is there a name that keeps popping up in your family tree? Have you had to sort out multiple people with the same name?
While staying in Denver, it seems that the family took a day trip into the mountains. They went up a canyon to the end of the road, and stopped to visit a famous gravesite along the way.
About 120 miles west of McCook, by way of Highway 6, lies the small town of Haxtun, Colorado. It’s out on the lonely high plains with endless fields of dryland wheat, some farmed to this day by descendants of Swedish homesteader settlers.