Kaycee in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Ranching on the Powder River
With irrigation and range management these new citizens of the Powder River country made the valley bloom. Irrigation, stock water development, and predator management enabled the ranchers of this region to have sustainable cattle and sheep operations, resulting in a dramatic increase in the diversity and numbers of wildlife in this once treeless environment. This additional water and forage created many recreation and natural resource opportunities.
This is a major sheep and cattle producing area with many hard working and independent families continuing to make a sustainable living by providing good stewardship of the land. This sustainable life style protects our open spaces.
Erected by Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
Location. 43° 43.091′ N, 106° 38.535′ W. Marker is in Kaycee, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from Mayoworth Road (State Highway 191) near Interstate 25. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Mayoworth Road, Kaycee WY 82639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dull Knife Battle (here, next to this marker); Powder River Country (a few steps from this marker); Chris Lee LeDoux (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nate Champion and Nick Rae (approx. 0.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Kaycee Rest Area west of Interstate 25 exit 254.
Categories. • Agriculture •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.