CTF E-Newsletter, June 21, 2018

The Sublette County Historical Society is excited to announce the completion of upgrades to the Trappers Point Overlook. A 50th anniversary re-dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:00am at Trappers Point. Fur trade historian Jim Hardee will discuss the historic Green River Rendezvous, State Representative Albert Sommers will talk about the Green River Drift, and former Wyoming State Archaeologist Mark Miller will describe the significance of the Trappers Point pronghorn archaeology site. A free bus, sponsored by Sublette BOCES, will leave the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale at 9:30am for those who would prefer not to drive. Registration for the bus is recommended and available online at http://www.subletteboces.com/classes/.

CTF E-Newsletter, April 25, 2018

pARTners wants to thank and acknowledge the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund for supporting the 43rd annual “Art & Literature in Nature” program that occurred March 12-16th, 2018 in Sinks Canyon State Park, located outside of Lander Wyoming.  “Art & Lit” was sponsored in collaboration with Teton County School District #1 (Jackson Hole High School) and Exum Mountain Guides, with artistic and financial support from pARTners and the Wyoming Cultural Trust. 45 high school aged students and 7 adults spent 5 days in the Popo Agie campground and surrounding areas, with a final day working collaboratively with students at the Wind River Indian reservation.

CTF E-Newsletter March 19, 2018

The holdings of the Arapahoe Ranch have been in use for raising livestock since 1870. The ranch was started by Colonel George Sliney. Sliney’s lasting imprint on the Ranch is the irrigation ditch system, there is still a ditch just north of the Ranch Headquarters called the Sliney ditch. In the early days it was a sheep operation and was known as the Padlock Ranch. Sometime before 1918 the Padlock Ranch was purchased by a Midwest Industrialist by the name of Lee Simenson.

CTF E-Newsletter February 23, 2018

Where in Wyoming do you find live Celtic music all day and night, group dancing, jam sessions, workshops, children’s games, crafts, lectures, Irish food, whisky tasting and home-made wines and cider? Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival!

Now in it’s 10th year, the annual Festival will happen again in Evanston on March 23-24. 

CTF E-Newsletter January, 2018

In 1935 ownership of an unused, thirteen year old church was transferred to the American Legion, Greybull Post 32 in exchange for one dollar.  The little church became Legion Hall.  The humble wood framed building never hosted a noteworthy event or person.  It has no remarkable architectural attributes.  It was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 because of its contribution to the development of Greybull’s social order between the years 1935 to 1995.  An old World War Two veteran said it best:  “No one did any thing in Greybull without the blessing of the American Legion.  Hell, you couldn’t even have a baby without the  blessing of the Legion.  Everything was decided in Legion Hall.”