Article commemorates statesman with county ties
January 13, 2021
A new article on WyoHistory.org pays tribute to a Wyoming pioneer and statesman for whom several prominent Sweetwater County landmarks are named, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said on Saturday.
In 1873, brothers William A. Richards and Alonzo V. Richards were contracted to survey the southern border of Wyoming Territory.
The following year, William Richards received a second commission - to survey the territory’s western border. The story of that expedition, “‘The Roughest Mountains & Deepest Cañons:’ William Richards and the Boundary Survey of 1874,” by Lucia McCreery...