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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2993_the-c-h-refinery_Lusk-WY.html
By the standards of the petroleum industry, the C & H Refinery is tiny, but placed in the light of history, that small enterprise illustrates the enormous transformation of the oil business. In the late nineteenth century, a multitude of small oil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM298M_empire-wyoming-african-american-community-building-in-the-west_Torrington-WY.html
In the 1870s, thousands of African Americans fled the poverty and racial unrest that followed the American Civil War to homestead on the plains of Kansas. These migrants were known as the Exodusters. Some intended to create separate, self-sufficie…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25FO_the-golden-gate_Yellowstone-National-Park-WY.html
Bridging the Golden Gate Canyon was one of the most difficult and expensive engineering engineers faced when building the first roads through the park. The first bridge was built in 1885. Twelve hundred seventy-five pounds of explosives were neede…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25EN_yellowstone-national-park-chapel_Yellowstone-National-Park-WY.html
Yellowstone National Park Chapel Erected 1913 at the suggestion of Honorable John W. Meldrum, First National Park U.S. Commissioner and endorsed by Bishop William F. Nichols Bishop Nathaniel S. Thomas Bishop James J. Keane Brigadier Gene…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24YR_sundance-nature-area_Sundance-WY.html
Sundance Creek nature trail extends for six blocks between City Park and Sundance Pond near the Fairgrounds. Along this leisurely walk are interpretive signs for your information and enjoyment. This self-guided trail is provided to help you learn …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24Y2_a-community-processing-plant_Beulah-WY.html
The enormous task of butchering began immediately after the kill. Adult men and women worked in teams to rapidly skin carcasses and begin cutting them into pieces small enough to be carried out of the sinkhole, possibly by adolescents. Meat and hi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24Y1_trapping-buffalo_Beulah-WY.html
Indians used a combination of drivelines, controlled harassment, and decoys to move the herd toward the intended trap. Here at the Vore site, drainages were probably used to keep the herd together and headed in the desired direction. In addition, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24XY_discovering-the-vore-archaeological-site_Beulah-WY.html
The Vore site was discovered during the construction of Interstate Highway 90. A crew of archaeologists from the University of Wyoming spent two summers (1970 and 1971) determining the horizontal and vertical extent of the cultural materials (near…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24XX_watching-the-heavens-and-earth_Sundance-WY.html
A Fire Lookout's Job The men and women who work in fire lookout towers locate nearly 80% of wildfires in their area. The job of the Forest Service Lookout involves observing the heavens and earth for the telltale signs of a forest fire - …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24VX_the-sundance-kid_Sundance-WY.html
Harry A. Longabaugh served time in our local jail and did take his name from Sundance, WY. Commissioned by the Sundance Area Chamber of Commerce this statue was created by South Dakota native Edward E. Hlavka The full story and other…
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