A barmaid told us that Wyatt Earp was among Custer’s first visitors. Calamity Jane, Wild Bill and all the usual suspects were also there. She said Main Street is extra wide because Calamity and other bull whackers needed space to do U-turns with their oxen teams. You’ll feel as welcome … maybe more so because you aren’t likely to leave an oxen pie. Upon Calamity’s death, poet George Hale wrote:
No more wild oaths, no pistol crack,
No games of death with mountain men …
Yes, Custer is calmer, cleaner and quieter today, but people walk the same streets, visit some of the same stores and saloons and breathe that same fresh pine air.