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Bighorn National Forest Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
Bighorn National Forest Marker
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Bighorn National Forest
You are standing at the bottom of Ten Sleep Canyon near the western edge of the Big Horn Mountains. These steep rocky cliffs were the native territory of the Bighorn sheep. Disease and the activities of humans and livestock have led to their . . . — Map (db m97885) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Company 841
Below you are the waters of Meadowlark Lake, a popular recreation area on (sic) the Bighorn National Forest Meadowlark Lake was created by the construction of a dam by Company 841 of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. From April 1934, when . . . — Map (db m97888) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Leigh Creek Monument
At the rim above Tensleep Canyon is the Leigh Creek Monument, erected in 1889 in memory of English nobleman Gilbert E. Leigh. Leigh, a lifelong big game hunter and outdoor enthusiast, went missing in the fall of 1884 during a hunting expedition. . . . — Map (db m97886) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Site of South Wagon
where Bounce Helmer and Pete Cafferall were captured by masked raiders and their wagons burned on the night of April 2nd 1909. — Map (db m97864) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Spring Creek Raid — April 2nd, 1909
Cattlemen of the Big Horn Basin dominated the range for many years and set up boundaries or "deadlines" where sheep were forbidden. Fierce animosity grew between the opposing sheep and cattle ranchers as several sheep camps were raided during the . . . — Map (db m97863) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Ten Sleep Memorial
Dedicated to those men from the Ten Sleep Area who gave their lives in service of their country James Morgareidge • Lyle Williams • Larry Rosetti • Parker Boyle • Ernest LaRose • Marvin Waln • Charles Rhodes • Lester Daugherty • Clinton C. . . . — Map (db m97884) WM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Ten Sleep — Tensleep Canyon
Ages ago, these mountains were deep within the Earth’s crust, and the area that is known today as the Bighorn Mountains was a basic. Beginning about 75 million years ago the land began to slowly rise above the sea bed reaching an elevation of nearly . . . — Map (db m97887) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — C.H. "Dad" Worland
To all Pioneers and in Memory of C.H. "Dad" Worland for whom the town was named. He erected the stage station on the old Bridger Trail about 100 yards north of here. That spot was the original town site established in 1904. The town . . . — Map (db m97830) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Colby Mammoth Kill Site
Extinct species of mammoths, horses, camels, and bison roamed this area 11,000 years ago and were being killed by humans known as the Clovis hunters. South of this spot 400 meters is the location of one of the largest known Clovis mammoth kills in . . . — Map (db m97862) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Jim Bridger Historic Trail
In 1864 an alternate route to the goldfields of western Montana was needed due to frequent hostile actions along the Bozeman Trail. Though the Civil War raged on, the Nation continued its westward expansion through the efforts of men like Jim . . . — Map (db m97827) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Pioneer Square
Dedicated to those who persevered and conquered 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 . . . — Map (db m97861) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Trail of the Whispering Giants — Indian Brave #36 Worland, Wyoming
Carved in 1980 out of a Douglas Fir harvested in the Big Horn Mountains, Washakie County, Wyoming. This statue is one of 67 works by Peter Toth that are located throughout the United States and Canada honoring the American Indians; in particular the . . . — Map (db m97860) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Welcome to Worland, Wyoming — Artesian Water City, USA
Two artesian wells located approximately 20 miles northeast of the City of Worland, on the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains, supply pure artesian water for this fountain. Thirsty travelers from near and far are cordially invited to share and . . . — Map (db m97836) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Worland Sugar Factory
The Hanover Canal System, an irrigation project funded by J.W. Pulliam and his family, was completed in the Big Horn Basin in 1905, bringing settlers to Worland. Soon after the close of the project, which included the Big Horn Canal, Pulliam planted . . . — Map (db m97828) HM
Wyoming (Washakie County), Worland — Worland: Original Town Site
The frontier settlement of Worland was originally located near the mouth of Fifteen Mile Creek on the west bank of the Big Horn River. It grew around a stage coach station established in 1900 by Charles H. “Dad” Worland on the old . . . — Map (db m97829) HM

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