Historic Crook County in northeast Wyoming and the surrounding area will be the focus of the Wyoming State Historical Society’s annual Trek slated for June 14-16, 2013. Hosted by the Crook County Museum District and the Crook County Historical Society, the popular event will include tours, talks and wonderful meals throughout the weekend.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit one of the most important archaeological sites of the Late-Prehistoric Plains Indians, the Vore Buffalo Jump. Located between Sundance, Wyoming and Spearfish, South Dakota in the Redwater Creek Valley, the site is an archaeological treasure chest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April, 1973.
Tours to area museums will allow participants even more insight into Crook County’s history. Crook County was named for Brigadier General George Crook, a commander during the Indian Wars of the mid-1800s. He fought against the Sioux during the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, and against the Lakota at the Battle of the Rosebud. Crook was also in charge of the Bighorn and Yellowstone Expedition at Fort Fetterman. Tour buses will take trekkers to Devils Tower, the nation’s first national monument, and through historic Old Stoney in Sundance. Food and fun will be plentiful.
The early registration fee of $90.00 per person includes five meals, Trek materials, tours, speakers, transportation, entertainment and selected site admission passes. Pre-registration is required by June 1st with forms online at www.wyshs.org, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 307-322-3014.
WyoHistory.org, a project of the Wyoming State Hisotircal Society, was founded in 2010 and first went live on line in May 2011.
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Annals of Wyoming on the Internet Archive
March 3, 2012
Annals of Wyoming are now avilable on the Internet Archive. The University of Wyoming recently sent the Annals to the Annals to be digitized. The results are now avilable for your review on the Annals of Wyoming page. There are two links. One link takes you directly to the Annals on the Internet Archive. Anotther link takes you to a page that has the Annals listed by Volume/Year. Clink on the volume who wish to view on the Internet Arvhive and you will be taken directly to the volume.
Wyoming State Historical Society Constitution and Bylaws