Near Thayne in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Agriculture under the Stars
The extreme environmental conditions and remote location made Star Valley a favorite haven for individuals who had no interest in running into lawmen. The first settlers who stayed the winters fit into this group. After they experienced several of these winters, the settler realized winter hay storage would be an important part of agriculture in Star Valley.
In the 1940's , the Wyoming Game and Fish began to feed elk, giving producers a market for their hay. Ranch and farmland provides open space and needed habitat for many wildlife species. Star Valley boasts some of the country's greatest fisheries and waterfowl areas.
Star Valley is surrounded by three national forests that support thousands of sheep and cattle on summer range. Today, the valley is a mix of agriculture, recreational properties,
Location. 42° 53.202′ N, 110° 59.544′ W. Marker is near Thayne, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 89 near Salt River Ranch Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98633 U.S. Highway 89, Thayne WY 83127, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming's Wildlife (a few steps from this marker); First Post Office (approx. 2½ miles away); The Baker Cabin (approx. 9.9 miles away); Star Valley (approx. 11½ miles away); Mormons in Star Valley (approx. 11.6 miles away); Afton Wyoming (approx. 11.6 miles away); Tincup Creek (approx. 11.6 miles away in Idaho).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Star Valley Rest Area.
Categories. • Agriculture •
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