Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Sheep Wagon
Modern day sheep herders still use newer versions of his sheep wagons throughout this region of Wyoming.
The sheep herders were often referred to as the "Nomads of the Plains" as they moved and followed the large herds of sheep from one spot to another so that the sheep could graze on the vast open ranges. They would let the sheep graze on lush mountain meadows during the summer months and then move back down to the milder valley climates for the harsh winter months.
The sheep wagon provided a warm and dry shelter, a place to cook & store grub and a place to sleep & rest for the isolated & lonely herders. Locally it is though that the sheep wagon of yesterday played a large roll in developing the use of the modern day travel trailer, mobile homes, and motor homes in America.
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
Location. 41° 46.568′ N, 106° 56.797′ W. Marker is near Sinclair Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheep Industry (here, next to this marker); Ranching (a few steps from this marker); Sheepherder's Community (a few steps from this marker); Bridge Tender's House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad and River (about 400 feet away); Brownsville and Benton (about 400 feet away); Carbon Timber Company (about 400 feet away); A Well Traveled Sawmill (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinclair.
More about this marker. This marker, among a grouping of a four markers, is located at Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site. The markers are on County Road 347, north of the Interstate 80 Exit 228 and just south of the railroad tracks.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.