Worland in Washakie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
CITY of WORLAND
Charles H. “Dad” Worland in 1900 dug his underground stage stop here on the old Bridger Trail. From Dad’s dugout grew the City of Worland drawing pioneer men and women possessing an indomitable spiritual force dreaming that Big Horn River water would create a new way of life here in the desert. With muscles and guts, horses and hand tools they dug miles of irrigation canals. With precious water, the parched land became an oasis. We cheer those who persevered and conquered the desert
the Jewel of the Big Horn Basin
On the opposite side:
COUNTY of WASHAKIE
Sheltered by formidable mountains, the Big Horn Basin for ten thousand Great Suns nurtured hunting tribes of Crow and Sioux, Arapaho and Shoshone following Pie Tanka, the Buffalo, their livelihood. Trappers and gold seekers ripped and ran. Bluecoats came and went. Ranchers and farmers brought courageous wives to put down roots to weave a new civilization here in the wilderness. They built sand and sage and water into Worland and Washakie. We honor these first families who fulfilled Isaiah’s prophesy
… and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.
Erected by City of Worland.
Location. 44° 1.02′ N, 107° 57.407′ W. Marker is in Worland, Wyoming, in Washakie County. Marker is on Big Horn Avenue (U.S. 20) near North 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 Big Horn Avenue, Worland WY 82401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of the Whispering Giants (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Worland, Wyoming (about 400 feet away); C.H. "Dad" Worland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Worland Sugar Factory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Worland: Original Town Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jim Bridger Historic Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Colby Mammoth Kill Site (approx. 4˝ miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located in Pioneer Square park.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 287 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.