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Near Ten Sleep in Washakie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bighorn National Forest

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
1. Bighorn National Forest Marker
Inscription.  You are standing at the bottom of Ten Sleep Canyon near the western edge of the Big Horn Mountains. These steep rocky cliffs were the native territory of the Bighorn sheep. Disease and the activities of humans and livestock have led to their eventual disappearance. They have been reintroduced to this Forest through the cooperation efforts of the U.S. Forest Service and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
 
Erected by Bighorn National Forest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNatural Resources.
 
Location. 44° 5.142′ N, 107° 18.64′ W. Marker is near Ten Sleep, Wyoming, in Washakie County. Marker is on U.S. 16 at milepost 36, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ten Sleep WY 82442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leigh Creek Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tensleep Canyon (approx. ¾ mile away); Fire Lookouts (approx. 7.1 miles away); Ten Sleep Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Died in the Line of Duty
Bighorn National Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
2. Bighorn National Forest Marker
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(approx. 7.6 miles away); Company 841 (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of South Wagon (approx. 9.8 miles away); Spring Creek Raid (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ten Sleep.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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