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Release Date: 07/10/14
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Trails Center Hosts "Wyoming: The Sheepherder State" by John Farr

The annual Saturday evening speaker series at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) kicks off this July 12 at 7 p.m. with a look at the role that sheep have played in Wyoming history.

John Farr, past-President of the Grand Encampment Museum, will present his memories of sheep raising from his childhood days on a farm near Greeley, Colo., and will recount the importance of sheep to the economy and cultural heritage of Wyoming.

"In this 125th anniversary year of Casper's incorporation it is especially interesting to consider the foundation that was laid for our community by people and industries that are now all but forgotten," said NHTIC Director Mike Abel. "We invite everyone to learn about the importance of sheep raising to Casper, Natrona County, and Wyoming by attending John Farr's presentation."

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the NHTIC for "Wyoming: The Sheepherder State."  Admission is free, and seating is limited.  If you need additional information please call Reid Miller at (307) 261-7781 or the Trails Center Information Desk at (307) 261-7780.

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, Wyoming.

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.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 07-14-2014