Wyoming, a Guide to Its History, Highways, and People

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fectives. The school maintains a hospital and gives its 300 students grammar-school instruction up to the sixth grade. The curriculum emphasizes manual training; cooking and sewing; wood, leather, textile, and metal handicrafts; and farming. Supplementary instruction is given in music and in Boy Scout and girls' club activities. Recreation includes basketball, dances and parties, motion pictures, fishing and hiking trips. A personnel department finds employment for eligible students.

At LANDER, 46.7 m. (5,357 alt., 1,826 pop.) (see Tour 5b), is the junction with US 287 (see Tour 5).


Tour 13

Wilson--Alpine--Afton--( Montpelier, Idaho); Grand Canyon Road, US 89. Wilson to Idaho Line, 108.8 m.

Graded, oil- and gravel-surfaced; narrow between Wilson and Alpine. Accommodations in larger towns.

This cutoff south of Jackson Hole passes through country rivaling Yellowstone Park in natural beauty. It parallels one of Wyoming's largest rivers, through a chasm several thousand feet deep, crosses great national forests, and traverses the entire length of fertile Star Valley.

The Grand Canyon Road goes south from State 22 (US 89) in WILSON, 0 m. (6,080 alt., 400 pop.) (see Tour 7a), and crosses a meadow bottomland known as South Park. The wooded humps of the Snake Mountains (R) cast long shadows in the afternoon. Waterfowl rise from sloughs with a muffled whirring, and songbirds call from cattails and willows. Ahead, the mountains swing eastward in a wide elbow, sheltering the valley on two sides. The road winds over foothills, then descends to the Snake River, near the mouth of the Hoback. The Snake flows southward through a tapering green valley of cow and sheep ranches. At 25 m. the mountains close in ahead; the highway is cut from a shelf above the river, here more swiftly moving.

On BAILEY BAR (the ELBOW), 27.1 m., where Bailey Creek falls from the Grey's River Range (see below), are old sluice boxes and placer flumes, where gold was washed in the early 1900's.

Left on a game trail up Bailey Creek to BAILEY LAKE (excellent fly fishing), 3 m.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • Preface xix
  • Illustrations xxi
  • Maps xxv
  • General Information xxxi
  • Calendar of Annual Events xxxvii
  • PART I - Wyoming: Past and Present 1
  • Contemporary Scene 3
  • Natural Setting 11
  • Archeology and Indians 49
  • History 58
  • Transportation 79
  • Industry, Commerce and Labor 90
  • Agriculture 98
  • Education 109
  • Sports and Recreation 117
  • Folklore and Folkways 122
  • Literature 127
  • The Theater 137
  • Music 147
  • Art 155
  • Architecture 161
  • Part II - Cities 171
  • Casper 173
  • Cheyenne 183
  • Laramie 195
  • Sheridan 206
  • PART III - Tours 215
  • Tour 1 217
  • Tour 2a 251
  • Tour 2c 253
  • Tour 3 267
  • Tour 4a 292
  • Tour 4b 300
  • Tour 6 318
  • Tour 6a 339
  • Tour 7a 341
  • Tour 8 350
  • Tour 9 356
  • Tour 10 367
  • Tour 11 380
  • Yellowstone National Park 392
  • PART IV - Appendices 439
  • Chronology 441
  • Bibliography 449
  • Glossary 459
  • 1940 - Census Figures 467
  • Index 469
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