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High Plains District
Release Date: 07/05/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

Trails Center presents program,
"Frontier Scots and the Scots of Wyoming"

The National Historic Trails Center Foundation is presenting a program entitled, “Frontier Scots and the Scots of Wyoming.”

The program, free and open to the public, will take place on July 11, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The presenter is Jenni Calder, former head of publications for the National Museum of Scotland, and president of the writers’ organization, Scottish PEN.

During the program, Calder will discuss the forces that drove Scottish emigration into Wyoming, and the role of Scots in the formation of the state.

Calder is author of the book, “Frontier Scots: The Scots who won the West.” There is a book signing following the event.

For more information, contact Holly Turner at 265-8030.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

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, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.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.

High Plains District   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 07-05-2011