My wife and I recently stayed the night at Fort Churchill State Historic Park. We started our visit at the self guided visitor’s center reading the interpretive panels, viewing historic photos and artifacts in the display cases. As we were leaving the visitors center, the ranger showed up and told us he had something for us. He indicated that a non-profit that had operated a gift shop at the park had recently gone defunct leaving their inventory behind and he had just received permission to “get rid of it”. He led us to a storage room and upon opening the locked door instructed us to help ourselves. Before us were shelves of state park tee shirts, books, ball caps along with Pony Express and Civil War souvenirs. My wife and I both selected a tee shirt in our size, some souvenir items and a book or two. We then thanked the ranger returned to our RV and found a nice campsite under the cottonwood trees near the historic Carson River.
Talk about return on investment! For our $17 camp fee we received admission to the historic grounds where we were able to tour the ruins of the fort, received about $30 in free merchandise, plus a lovely campsite. That is my kind of adventure in RVing!
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