David Osmundsen of Buffalo provided smithing demonstrations throughout the day next to the butcher shop and Price Street Bridge. (Ernie Over photo)

(South Pass City, Wyo.) – The first day of Gold Rush Days at South Pass City State Historic Site drew some 1,200 visitors who took-in events, music and historic mining demonstrations and 1900 rule vintage Base Ball.

Today’s schedule includes the championship round of the vintage base ball tournament, featuring host South Pass City versus the winner of a 10 a.m. game between Riverton and defending champion Lander.

Saturday’s scores:

South Pass City 5, Hudson 2

Riverton 11, Lander 7

Lander 10, Hudson 7, Hudson eliminated

South Pass City 13, Riverton 7

Today’s games:

10 a.m. Lander vs. Riverton with the winner to face South Pass City at noon for the championship.

At 2 p.m. an optional championship game is set if South Pass City were to lose its first game. It’s a double elimination tournament.

Today’s schedule:

Carissa Mine open house from 1-3

Smithing Demonstration, all day

Music at the Ervin Store from 12-2

Music outside the Carissa Saloon from 10-2

Stage Coach rides, all day

Anvil Blasting on the hour

Pony Express Demo, 11:45 and 3:30

Friends of South Pass Bake Sale – all day

Letter Press Printing, Hotel Lobby, 11 and 12:30

Cooking in a wood stove, all day

Historic Mining Dems, 10:30 at Price Street Bridge

Stamp Mill Demonstration, all day at the Wolverine Adit

Quilt Exhibition, all day

Concessions are available on site from several vendors

NOTE: County10.com is a sponsor of Gold Rush Days

Photos by Ernie Over, click to enlarge