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By David Martin

Local artifact included in statewide historical contest


At first glance, it isn’t a terribly impressive wooden box.

The paint is worn, though its patriotic influence can still be seen in the design mimicking an American flag. The front of this battered and well-used box reads “S.I. Field Express.” While it isn’t associated with Sweetwater County’s well-known historical figures like Butch Cassidy or Major John Wesley Powell, the history it represents is important to both the state and the nation and was submitted for consideration as being one of Wyoming’s top 10 significant historical artifacts for 2016.

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