(Johnson County, Wyo.) — We know Johnson County is full of rich Western history — the Wild Bunch used to hide out in Outlaw Canyon
and who could forget the Johnson County Wars
This week, a location on private property in the Red Wall Country was
listed on the National Historic Registry: the Wold Bison Jump.
According to the State Historic Preservation Office
, the Wold Bison Jump is "an intact example of
a northwestern Plains bison jump dating to the Late Prehistoric period. The
site contains intact drive lines and a bonebed with a dense accumulation of
biological remains and is an important site in archaeology and science in
The location was nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic
Places, which is maintained by the National Park Service, last year.
According to SHPO, two other locations, both in Sweetwater County, were
also added to the Register.
SHPO says the Bairoil Town Hall has been a center of the Bairoil community
since its construction in 1916, and the Church of Sts Cyril and Methodius
acted as a unifying force for the many Slavic immigrants who began entering
the community of Rock Springs in the early part of the 20th century.
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*Church of Sts Cyril and Methodius h/t SHPO*
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*Bairoil Town Hall h/t SHPO*
*Feature photo: Animal remains at the Wold Bison Jump. All photos h/t SHPO
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