The high country backdrop on top of the Big Horn Mountains encompasses much of the Cloud Peak Wilderness area. This 195,000 acre area was designated as wilderness by Congress in 1984. The highest point in the wilderness area is Cloud . . . — — Map (db m87714) HM
Travel along the Bozeman Trail began in 1863 as miners carrying their supplies on packhorses or in wagons, headed toward the gold fields. Compared to other available methods and road of travel, this route was a shortcut to Virginia City. . . . — — Map (db m91532) HM
Near the base of the Bighorn mountain range, the City of Buffalo was founded in 1879 after the end of the Indian War Campaigns. Buffalo originally serviced soldiers from Fort McKinney located 3 miles south on the Bozeman Trail. In the years that . . . — — Map (db m97939) HM
The landforms dominating the western horizon are the result of geologic events taking place over 2.7 billion years. The major mountain building episode, which formed the Bighorns, began around 65 million years ago. This uplift resulted in the . . . — — Map (db m97938) HM
On July 21(sic), 1866, five officers, three women, several children and ten enlisted men of the 18th Infantry came under attack from Lakota Indians as they approached CrazyWoman Creek in wagons and ambulances. Lieutenants George Templeton and . . . — — Map (db m91534) HM
There are several stories surrounding the Crazy Woman legend. The most enduring involves the Crow Indian Tribe, the early traders and a woman who goes mad following a tragedy that was inflicted upon her family. She was left alone to survive in the . . . — — Map (db m228721) HM
The heritage of the Basque people runs deep in the history of Johnson County. Coming from a mountainous agrarian culture in an area of the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain, they took to the open range of Wyoming, bringing colorful . . . — — Map (db m229094) HM
First known as Cantonment Reno, For McKinney was established in 1876 on the Powder River near present-day Jaycee. In 1877, the Fort was renamed for Lieutenant John McKinney, who died during the Dull Knife Battle in 1876.
The Fort's presence . . . — — Map (db m91498) HM
Before you is the “eighteen wheeler” of the 1860’s. It could haul 2000 lbs. to 5000 lbs. of weight depending on the grades of the trail. This model of the wagon was powered by oxen. Anywhere from 3 yokes (a yoke being two oxen) . . . — — Map (db m87708) HM
This cabin was moved here from the George Schreibeis ranch on the Tongue River. It’s made of hand hewn cottonwood logs. As you can see the cabin builder was not a practiced log home builder. He used the materials that were readily available . . . — — Map (db m87712) HM
This marker is in the form of a timeline. The left to right timeline is presented here from top to bottom. Jenkins Family History is in italics text. Homesteading History is in normal text. History Milestones are in bold text.
1862: . . . — — Map (db m92236) HM
Buffalo, Wyoming, the Johnson County seat, chartered March 3, 1884, started as a trading center for Fort McKinney, located two miles west of town, which was founded July 18, 1887 and is now the Veterans' Home of Wyoming.
The court house was . . . — — Map (db m91499) HM
of the Men and Women of
Johnson County, Wyoming
who served in the Armed
Forces of the United States
in times of War... an in
memory of those who gave
their lives for Our Country
1898 - . . . — — Map (db m91500) HM
An independent cowboy, or small rancher, brands a calf on the open range. Surprised at his work, he turns to see a rider from a large cattle outfit galloping threateningly toward him.
Small ranchers, like this cowboy, rode south from Buffalo on . . . — — Map (db m225252) HM
Since 1932 the area before you has been managed by the Forest Service as the Cloud Peak Primitive Area. In the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, Congress established the Cloud Peak Wilderness. The mountain peaks before you are within the 189,039 acre . . . — — Map (db m153228) HM
Me and Nick was getting breakfast when the attack took place. Two men with us - Bill Jones and another man. The old man went after water and did not come back. His friend went out to see what was the matter and he did not come back. Nick started out . . . — — Map (db m91502) HM
In the exciting history of the Johnson County Cattle War, no one is held in higher esteem than Nathan D. Champion. His last stand at the K C Ranch, where Kaycee, WY is now located, on April 9, 1892 pitted him against 50 well-armed Invaders. He . . . — — Map (db m121905) HM
From this point in any direction is Powder River Country.
Twelve thousand years ago. the rich grassland and abundant wildlife attracted Native American hunters into the area. As the United States expanded, commerce and conflict occurred. The . . . — — Map (db m91531) HM
Wyoming in the 1880s was an open range controlled by cattle kings. Blaming rustlers for cattle losses was popular among powerful stockgrowers. Although rustling was a problem, there was also concern about the influx of small operators who used . . . — — Map (db m91560) HM
Two legends give rise to the name of Crazy Woman Creek. Both are based on tragic events. In one, a young woman is left alone after an attack on her village. She lived in a squalid wickiup and on moonlit nights could be seen leaping from rock to rock . . . — — Map (db m225247) HM
Wyoming in the 1880s was an open range controlled by cattle kings. Some of the powerful stockgrowers thought rustling was a problem, but others were just as concerned about the influx of small operators who used government land grants which . . . — — Map (db m91559) HM
This could have been said by a member of the Cantonment Reno garrison. Cantonment means temporary, and this definitely described the conditions here. Construction began in the fall of 1876, and because of the approaching winter, dugouts and cabins . . . — — Map (db m97940) HM
The year was 1876. Armies marched from every direction of the compass to confront Native Americans in the Powder River Country. One command under General George Crook marched three times that year from Fort Fetterman to the Powder River and points . . . — — Map (db m97942) HM
October 2, 1948 - March 9, 2005
The boot print in the concrete entering the park are from Chris' boots. They were placed there to welcome all to a good place to reflect and relax, "Enjoy the ride."
Born in Biloxi, MS on October 2, 1948, . . . — — Map (db m91588) HM
In the early 1890's, a series of localized conflicts characterized by competition for resources, accusations of cattle rustling, and issues of cattle management broke into a shooting conflict in Johnson County in 1892. Large cattle owners, . . . — — Map (db m91577) HM
From this point in any direction is Powder River Country.
Twelve thousand years ago. the rich grassland and abundant wildlife attracted Native American hunters into the area. As the United States expanded, commerce and conflict occurred. The . . . — — Map (db m91575) HM
From the top of the Big Horn Mountains on the west to the Pumpkin Buttes on the east, this area evolved with grazing animals, from bison and other wildlife hunted by nomadic Indians, to the vast herds of cattle brought in by foreign investors in the . . . — — Map (db m91576) HM
A raging wall of water in the spring and a mud wallow in the fall, the Powder River could halt a wagon train for days. The first attempt to temper the river was made by the post trader who construction a wood toll bridge. This was quickly washed out . . . — — Map (db m97941) HM
In the months following Custer's defeat at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, a group of Native American members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe left their allies along the Little Big Horn River and traveled south to encamp for the winter. Led by . . . — — Map (db m91561) HM