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Explore Wind River Country on Adventure Treks Hosted by One of Fremont County's Fabulous History Museums This Summer.


Fremont County, WY - Rediscover the Winds: Explore Wyoming History You Can Touch, Feel and See on Adventure Treks Not Found Anywhere Else. Walk in the same footsteps of the fabled men and women who were not just a part of America’s history but created it: Calamity Jane, Butch Cassidy and Sacajawea, to name a few.

The cultural heritage of this Rocky Mountain region dates back thousands of years.  From the ancient Sheep Eater Indians (Mountain Shoshone) represented by an incredible wealth of prehistoric petroglyphs, pictographs and Bighorn Sheep traps, to legendary figures like mountain man Jim Bridger, explorers William Sublette and John C. Fremont, Chief Washakie, Lewis & Clark guide Sacajawea, frontierswoman Calamity Jane and outlaw Butch Cassidy, have contributed to the mystery and adventure that is Wind River Country.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum (FCPM) in Lander, The Dubois Museum-Wind River Historical Center, and the Riverton Museum are home to the danger, adventure and mystery that is the history of the settling of the West, and Wyoming’s Wind River Country. For the first time ever, each of the 3 museums is offering an Adventure Trek series that focuses on stories and characters unique to their individual areas of Wyoming’s Wind River Country.  Visitors can experience the history first hand by joining Adventure Treks, guided by local experts and trained historians, and hosted by Fremont County's three museums to explore the mystery and adventure for yourself this summer.

Explore tie hack sites, Bighorn Sheep traps and petroglyphs around Dubois; early trading posts, gold rush towns, Sinks Canyon petroglyphs and stagecoach stops along the overland trails around Lander; and historic ranches, Native American missions and Castle Gardens petroglyphs in the Riverton area.

  

Adventure Treks in Wyoming’s Wind River Country (near Lander, Riverton, Dubois, Shoshoni, Wind River Reservation)


Partial Schedule

Lander's Fremont County Pioneer Museum (FCPM)

May 23, Baldwin Creek Trading Post: Lander’s FCPM

June 20, Miner's Delight (historic gold town): Lander’s FCPM

July 11, Sinks Canyon Petroglyphs: Lander’s FCPM

Aug 8, Burnt Ranch Stage Stop (along the Oregon Trail): Lander’s FCPM


Riverton Museum

June 4, Sheep baron J.B. Oakie house (the “Big TeePee”), Lost Cabin, WY: Riverton Museum

June 23, St. Stephen's Mission (on the Wind River Indian Reservation): Riverton Museum

July 16, St. Michael's Mission (on the Wind River Indian Reservation): Riverton Museum

TBA Castle Gardens Indian Petroglyph Site: Riverton Museum

TBA Delfelder House: Riverton Museum


Dubois Museum

June 20 and July 25, Torrey Basin Sheep Eater Indian Petroglyphs: Dubois Museum

July 11, Geology of Wind River Mountain Range: Dubois Museum

August 1, Jade Lake Geology Trek: Dubois Museum

August 22, Union Pass Tie Hack Sites: Dubois Museum

September 5, Ancient Bighorn Sheep Trap Sites in the Absaroka Mountains: Dubois Museum

 

Contact: Scott Goetz, Fremont County Museums, scott.goetz@fremontcountywy.gov, (307) 332-1075

 

Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.

Press Release distributed by the Wind River Visitors Council - Your Fremont County Lodging Tax Dollars at Work!

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