Lusk in Niobrara County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Cows, Wildlife and Gold
In the 1870s and 80's thousands of cattle came, later followed by thousands of sheep - most of them trailed from Cheyenne. Ranches were built up in the late 1870s and 1880s. A few of them remain in the same family today. The Cheyenne River and its tributaries have water sources for pioneers, livestock, wildlife, and the irrigation of alfalfa fields.
Today most of the sheep are gone. Longhorn cattle were replaced by Herefords, and later my mostly Angus cattle. The short nutritious grasses of the area feed some of the best beef animals in the world. Calves are moved from these prairies in the fall to become beef for this
Erected by Wyoming Fish and Game Department.
Location. 43° 22.729′ N, 104° 13.258′ W. Marker is in Lusk, Wyoming, in Niobrara County. Marker is at the intersection of CanAm HIghway (U.S. 85) and U.S. 18, on the left when traveling north on CanAm HIghway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lusk WY 82225, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stewards of the Grassland Prairies (within shouting distance of this marker); Along the Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage: Robber's Roost (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Mule Creek Junction Rest area on U.S. Highway 85, half-way between Newcastle and Lusk, Wyoming.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.