#MemoryMonday: People on the Tongue River Tie Flume trestle

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — It's Monday, and time for another memory of bygone days in the Bighorns. The Tongue River Tie Flume played a unique role in the early history of Sheridan and the surrounding area, according to the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum . Between 1893 and 1913, the flume served as a critical yet innovative means of transporting railroad ties and cut lumber from the Bighorn Mountains to the valley below. Though much of the flume has deteriorated or been vandalized over the past 98 years, its story lives on to enchant locals and visitors alike. *Feature Photo from the Ridley Collection, Sheridan County Museum /