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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 07/07/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

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 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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 07-14-2014