U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Wyoming News Release
|Newcastle Field Office|
Historic Timelines on the Mallo Camp Ponderosa Pine
Located South of Mallo Camp on Public Lands Managed by the Newcastle Field Office
1656 – The tree is already 4 feet tall.
1742 - A year of widespread wildfires in the Black Hills.
1776 – Independence Day.
1785 – A year of widespread wildfires in the Black Hills. Most of the old growth trees in the area were established after these fires.
1803 – Louisiana Purchase.
1823 – Jedediah Smith loses his ear to a grizzly bear along the Cheyenne River.
1825 – The first treaty between the Sioux tribes and the US Government.
1851 - First Treaty of Fort Laramie between the Lakota Sioux and the US Government.
1869 – Wyoming becomes a Territory.
1874 – Custer’s expedition in the Black Hills and the beginning of the Black Hills gold rush.
1889 – The City of Newcastle is founded.
1890 – Wyoming becomes a State.
1897 – Black Hills Forest Reserve is established.
1903 – Teddy Roosevelt visits Newcastle.
1933 - The General Land Office transfers the land the tree is growing on (320 acres) to the Black Hills National Forest.
1970 – The Black Hills National Forest transfers the land to BLM.
2008 – The core sample is taken from the tree (4 feet above the ground level).
Core sample collected by Brett Blumhardt (NFO) & Bob Means (WSO) Sept. 2008
Core aged & mounted by Bob Means