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June 21st, 2018

Contact: South Pass City, 307-332-3684

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of South Pass City with a special celebration of Gold Rush Days, July 7 and 8

The annual South Pass City State Historic Site event is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

            This year’s event features a special appearance by Chancey Williams & the Younger Brothers Band on the evening of July 7, followed by a fireworks display like no other in Wyoming.  

Experience American history brought to life in an authentic gold mining camp. Try not to catch gold fever when panning for real gold in a glacial fed stream.

Additionally this year, the Hudson Vintage Base Ball team defends its 2017 Championship against South Pass City, Lander. This tournament features teams in vintage 1906 uniforms and using 1906 rules.

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Other activities include Pony Express rides, pack mule demonstrations, faro players, immigrant trail re-enactors, gold panning, home baked goods, musical entertainers along the street and the ever popular anvil blasting.

The Carissa Mine will be in full operation both days from noon to 5 p.m., as well as mining demonstrations on the Flood and Hindle Trail.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of South Pass and the 150@150 group of sponsors. For more information call (307) 332-3684.

   
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