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Old tour guides never die,

they just lose the trail.


Dale Green, former

Shebby Lee Tours' guide
Seattle, WA

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May Newsletter
Journeys of Exploration & Discovery


The grass is greening across the prairie and we are getting ready to head the wagons westward once again.  If you haven't yet signed up for your 2011 excursion, there's no time like the present!


Don't forget, these learning adventures include unique experiences not available to the general traveling public.  As a participant you will experience first-hand the sites where the pivotal events of the history of the West actually took place.


We'd love to have you join us on the trail this year!

Old West Trail
Wyoming Cowboy
June 18-24, 2011 
 - Last Call


There is still space available on the Old West Trail but time is running out.  Send in your registration by June 4 to ensure your place on the roster.


Don't miss this opportunity to kick up your heels in the Old West!  Visit the site of "Custer's Last Stand", stroll the same storied streets of Deadwood Gulch once inhabited by Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock and Poker Alice, view awe-inspiring mountain carvings, and walk in actual Oregon Trail wagon ruts which have survived more than a century of sun, wind and weather. Begins and ends in Denver.


See you on the trail!

Winner of Facebook Contest  Announced


Congratulations to Dan Modes, winner of our Facebook Friendship award worth $75 off his next Shebby Lee Tours excursion.
And thanks to all those who participated.  Watch for more promotions in the future!
Our Newest Vanishing Trails Expedition


Cherokee Nation
Osiyo is the traditional Cherokee greeting

Cherokee Nation Cultural Tour

September 7-11, 2011


We are so pleased to be able to offer a brand new Vanishing Trails Expedition for 2011. 


It is always a pleasure to research a new subject for an upcoming tour.  Since Oklahoma is a little out of our area of expertise, we have had a lot of help on this one from Heather Williams and the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group.  Thanks so much, Heather, for making this wonderful cultural experience available to our travelers.


Join us in September as we explore the amazing history of this proud people.

Recent Passenger Feedback


"I had a wonderful time on the Lewis and Clark trip and as I am fascinated by American history and especially with the Civil War, this Bleeding Kansas trip is an absolute must for me."

David Bradley

Milton Keynes, UK


"...please continue to keep us informed. The Buffalo Roundup sounds wonderful, if there is any cancelation let us know. We enjoy the new letter, keep them coming!"

Ron and Nancy Thuett

Post, TX


Explore the Old WestOn the Road


Considering the type of tours we do, it is not surprising that we are firm believers in lifelong learning.  I participate in at least two history conferences every year, and have just returned from the Dakota Conference at Augustana College's Center for Western Studies in Sioux Falls, SD. 


We've had such a busy year here at Shebby Lee Tours that I hadn't intended to present a paper, though the theme of the Civil War Sesquicentennial would have been a perfect opportunity to utilize all the research I've done for the upcoming Bleeding Kansas program (Oct. 15-21). However, the illness of a long-time friend and fellow Westerner created an opening, so I agreed to present 2006's "The Cat Pioneers", a whimsical look at the early arrival of a wagonload of cats to the gold rush town of Deadwood.  Anyone interested in learning more about this little known - but true - episode in Black Hills history can find it on our history website: Explore the Old West.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-888-8306.


We look forward to seeing you on the trail this season.


Happy Trails! 
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