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Museum parade entry focuses on sheep industry


November 4, 2020

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The Sweetwater County Historical Museum's parade entry, "Bill Taliaferro's Haunted Sheep Camp," highlights the county's historic sheep industry.

An estimated 1,500 people attended Green River's Trunk or Treat Halloween Parade Saturday morning, and the entry of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum, "Bill Taliaferro's Haunted Sheep Camp," highlighted in a fun, seasonal way an important part of Sweetwater County and Wyoming's old west history: the sheep industry

In 1870, Wyoming's sheep herds amounted to only about 6,000, but by 1900 that number had grown to 5,000,000, and many of the sheep operations were located in south-central and southwest Wyoming, including Sweetwater County. The sheep camp (or sheep wagon) was invented in 188...

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