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July 16, 2007
Contact: Anthony Sara
307-775-6304

General Land Office recreated by BLM at Cheyenne Frontier Days 

The Wild Horse Gulch at Cheyenne Frontier Days will once again be the site of the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office re-enactment of the General Land Office.

The General Land Office will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 20-28 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. With recent concerns over rising gasoline prices and a push towards alternate energy sources, this year’s theme will highlight BLM’s role in mineral development. BLM staff will be on hand all 10 days to provide information on how energy is produced, what types of energy are produced, and the role of public land mineral development in meeting the nation’s energy needs.

"The BLM plays a major role in ensuring that the nation’s energy needs are being met. This is an opportunity to show the public how the BLM plays a part in their everyday life," said Bob Bennett, Wyoming BLM State Director.

The General Land Office will also host a variety of educational demonstrations ranging from paleontology to proper horse care. Demonstration schedules will be posted at the General Land Office. Information will also be available on public land recreation, wild horse adoptions, and historic surveys.

In addition, two wild horses will be onsite and will be offered for adoption by silent bid, with the winning bidders being announced at the end of Cheyenne Frontier Days. Wild horse specialists will be able to answer any questions about adopting a wild horse.

This event is free and open to visitors of all ages. The Wild Horse Gulch is located on the east grounds of Frontier Park between the Indian Village and Old West Museum. For more information contact the BLM Wyoming State Office at (307) 775-6304.

-BLM-

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