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Finding your perfect vacation spot has never been easier!

Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Bear River State Park hosts S'mores event

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Contact: Wade Henderson, 307-789-6547

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Children young and old are invited to attend the family-friendly S’MORE-Gasbord Adventure at the Bear River State Park Rendezvous Area, June 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sit around the campfire and roast marshmallows for s’mores while listening to a special guest read a story for the kids.

After the story and eating s’mores kids are invited to participate in an activity such as a scavenger hunt or gunny sack races.

For more information, please call Bear River State Park at 307-789-6547.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Fort Bridger State Historic Site hosts third speaker series presentation

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June 14th, 2018

Contact: Chris Floyd, 307-782-3842

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            The third presentation in the Fort Bridger State Historic Site Treaty of 1868 Speaker Series features author Lee Juan Tyler, a current member of the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Business Council.

            Tyler presents “A Shoshone-Bannock Perspective on Our Fort Bridger Treaty,” on June 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion, 100 County Road 224 in Fort Bridger.  The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

            A military veteran and long-time advocate on behalf of treaty rights, Tyler will speak for about half an hour and provide a Native American perspective on the Treaty.  An opportunity for questions and discussion will follow.

            The Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 was signed by leaders of the Shoshone and Bannock tribal nations.  Among other things, it established the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, reducing the size of traditional Shoshone and Bannock lands by tens of millions of acres.   The Treaty continues to provide a legal foundation for the Eastern Shoshone (Wind River) and Shoshone-Bannock (Fort Hall) tribal nations. 

To the mark its 150th anniversary, a re-enactment of the Treaty proceedings along with traditional Native dances and other activities will be held at Fort Bridger on Tuesday, July 3 starting at 9:00 AM.

            “One goal of the Sesquicentennial Speaker Series is to bring Shoshone and Bannock voices and perspectives to Fort Bridger ahead of the Treaty re-enactment,” said Chris Floyd, District Manager for Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails.  “Many people are not aware of the significance of the treaty or of its continuing influence 150 years later.”

            The Fort Bridger Speaker Series is held every Thursday through June. It is sponsored by the Wyoming Humanities Council.

 

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

History of Lincoln Highway is focus of Fort Fred Steele 150th Anniversary celebration presentation

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June 13, 2018

Contact: Steve Horn, 307-320-3013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The third program in the Fort Fred Steele 150th Anniversary Celebration Series focuses on the Lincoln Highway at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.June 23 at the fort.

The program is free and the public is invited.

The Lincoln Highway was the first coast to coast automobile road in the United States.

In Wyoming, the highway traveled roughly the route of the Transcontinental Railroad. In fact, in some portions of the state, the Lincoln Highway reclaimed and reused the abandoned bed of the railroad. It crossed into Wyoming at Pine Bluffs near the Nebraska border and traveled westward to Evanston.

Walk part of the road and then join local historians to learn more about the adventure that was.

Cake and refreshments will be served.

Other programs during the summer-long series are titled Towns and Ghost Towns: A Storyboard Walk, July 7; 150 with the Railroad, July 21; Mining in Carbon County: A Storyboard Walk, Aug. 4; State Parks on I-80: A Storyboard Walk. Aug. 18; Tie Hacks, Sept. 1.

Fort Fred Steele is located at Exit 228 on I-80 east of Rawlins.

For more information call Steve Horn, 307-320-3013 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

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