Wyoming: Wild and Wooly, Casper WY


National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Announces “Wyoming: Wild and Wooly”


The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center announces plans for an afternoon of special events commemorating Wyoming’s sheep ranching history.


Wyoming has a long and rich agricultural heritage that dates back to the emigrant trail days.  This heritage is closely connected to Wyoming’s sheep and wool industries. 


The special event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 on the grounds of the NHTIC from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The afternoon will feature special presentations and sheep wagons on display.


The afternoon’s presentations will feature people that are directly involved in Wyoming’s sheep industry.  Wyoming Wool Growers Association Executive Director Amy Hendrickson will speak at 1 p.m.  Basque sheepman Peter John Camino will lead an open discussion on the history of the Basque in Wyoming at 2 p.m.  Wyoming State Senator Gerald Geis will talk about the importance of the sheep industry through the years.


The day’s activities will be free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Shawn Wade at the NHTIC (307) 261-7780.


The Trails Center is a part of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands. The areas of the National Conservation Lands are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.


The Trails Center is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyoming.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

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