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Release Date: 08/04/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

Summer Evening Program, "Tom Horn: Back from the Dead," Featured This Saturday at NHTIC

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is presenting a program entitled, “Tom Horn: Back from the Dead,” this Saturday Aug. 8, 2009.

The one-hour program, free and open to the public, is at 7 p.m. during the NHTIC 7th Anniversary celebration.

Photo of Chip Carlson.
Chip Carlson will present a stirring portrayal of the famous stock detective who was tried, convicted, and hanged in Cheyenne for the murder of the 14-year-old son of a sheep rancher in 1901. Horn is a famous name in Wyoming history because of the controversies over whether he actually murdered the boy, a confession extracted by a deputy U.S. marshal, and the trial.

Chip Carlson, an authority on Tom Horn, lives in Cheyenne and is an author of Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon: Dark History of the Murderous Cattle Detective.

For more information about summer evening programs, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8 a.m. to 7p.m.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 08-04-2009