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Associated Press, Published May 20 2010

Group following Custer's trail in covered wagons

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A group of people from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming is retracing Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's path from Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota to the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.

The battle site is where Custer and his Cavalry soldiers were annihilated by Sioux warriors in 1876.

The group is using mules and covered wagons, trying to follow Custer's exact path and schedule, going to each site where he camped and resting when the troops rested. A reenactment festival awaits them in a few weeks.

Joe Adams, a member of the group of retirees, says he has followed wagon train trails through every state but Kansas, and has been wanting to follow Custer's trail for years.

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