June 1, 2006
Contact: Rey Adame 307-352-0399
Wally Mierzejewski 307-828-4508
Kemmerer BLM Selects Corum Graves Site Restoration
As Its 2006 National Public Lands Day Project
The Bureau of Land Management Kemmerer Field Office is preparing for the 2006 National Public Lands Day project to be held Aug. 19, 2006 at the Alfred Corum Grave Site north of Kemmerer.
Volunteers will remove an existing fence and replace it with 300-feet of pole fencing. New trail markers will also be installed.
The area is where the Oregon and California Trails traverse. BLM Outdoor Recreation specialist Wally Mierzejewski said this area (Sublette Cutoff) was of paramount concern to gold-seekers heading to California. The Corums were among the hundreds of thousands of people who risked danger in search of a better life.
In the future, the BLM plans to install a new interpretive sign containing descriptions of the significance of the historical trails in this area.
The National Public Lands Day celebrations are an annual event that has been supported nationally by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Locally it is supported by the Bureau of Land Management and other national and local sponsors.
For more information, contact Wally Mierzejewski at (307) 828-4500.