I had a terrific time yesterday talking with so many people, selling and signing books in Sunrise, Wyoming. Sunrise, once a thriving Iron Ore mining town has been a ghost town and out of operation for more than three and a half decades, but thanks to Mr. John Voight, who now owns the town and old mine site, it has been revitalized.
|In the old YMCA, Sunrise, Wyoming|
The occasion for this celebration was the eclipse, full totality in Sunrise and surrounding areas. The ghost town of Sunrise has now become history lovers must see. A major find of Palo-Indian artifacts has been discovered on the property. Now the 100 years plus history of copper and Iron ore mining added to ancient civilizations and Sunrise is once again becoming a place to visit. Several of the old buildings are being restored, yesterday we spent our four hours in the old YMCA building. On the expansive porch outside where we sat were a flint knapper and a grinding demonstration using authentic metates. Across the street atlatl throwing and other kids and adult activities. Upstairs, lectures, and demonstrations dealing with the eclipse. Not sure of the crowds but I believe there were hundreds, more likely a thousand or more, people on the grounds for the middle day of the three-day event.
|During the time of Totality|
Fun times for all, and I sold a few books and am happy to report that several said they had downloaded or read with KDP one or more of my books – certainly a feel-good day.
I hope that all of you enjoyed the eclipse, we watched from our back deck – spectacular.