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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/07/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rawlins Invites Public to Emigrant Graves Talk


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office invites the public to a talk by historian and author Jolene Allphin on emigrant graves along the Mormon Pioneer Trail from 1 to 2 p.m. on July 15 at 1300 N. Third St. in Rawlins, Wyo.

Allphin is a historical researcher of over 300 pioneer and rescuer stories from the Willie, Martin, Hodgett and Hunt emigrating companies, which are compiled in the book “Tell My Story, Too.” She is the co-author of “More Than Miracles” and “Follow Me to Zion: Stories from the Willie Handcart Pioneers.” Allphin also served as historical advisor on the films “17 Miracles” and “Ephraim's Rescue.”

For more information, please contact John Russell at 307-328-4252.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 07-14-2014