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May 27, 2021

100 Years Ago

May 26, 1921

About 1500 head of cattle were moved through town Tuesday. It was a bunch from the D Ranch en route to the Driskill range on Dry Gulch.

That Crook County is growing steadily is evidenced by the report of the birth of a boy at the Charles Wyman home at Aladdin Monday and a girl Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vore on Redwater.

One miner was killed and another painfully injured by a rock fall in No. 4 mine last week at Cambria. Two others who were standing nearby escaped death by a miracle. George Alexe, the miner who was killed, was helping on a coal cutting machine run by Angelo Pevedel, when the accident occurred. Without warning, a slab of rock weighing over 15 tons fell, pinning Alexe under it. Prevedel, who was a little further back, threw himself further away ‘tho his foot was caught by the falling mass.

75 Years Ago

May 23, 1946

The “Big Top” is coming to town again reminding local residents the American form of circus is an institution. The Sello Bros. 3-Ring circus will appear for one show only at Sundance on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

In a few hours after their arrival there will spring up a city within a city. Truck loads of paraphernalia and a menagerie that is fun to welcome. The mammoth four-ton pachyderm, the horses, ponies, monkeys, lions, baboons, kangaroos, llamas, bears, a bucking mule and a real horse with horns – proper name gnu – are really to appear.

Voters of Sundance will go to the election booths of Sundance Saturday, June 25 to vote upon the question as to whether the Mayor and the Town of Sundance shall sell the Tri-County Electric Association, the municipally owned electric power plant of Sundance and generating facilities for the sum of $35,000. At the voting booth there will be two ballot boxes, and two separate ballots, one for property owners of Sundance and one for non-property owners. In order for the proposition to carry both property owners and non-property owners will have to vote a majority approval of the sale.

50 Years Ago

May 27, 1971

Public hearing on a proposed eight-mile segment of I-90 east from Sundance will be held here June 3 by the Wyoming Highway Department. The project starts 2.2 miles east of Sundance in the vicinity of the Custer Expedition monument. It parallels existing U. S. 14 about 200 feet to the south and extends in a northeasterly direction, ending in the vicinity of the Driskill reservoir.

25 Years Ago

May 30, 1996

Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas recently introduced legislation in the US Senate to preserve and protect Ranch A and the 680 acres on which it is located as a Wyoming Landmark. Senate bill 1802 would transfer the property from the federal government’s Fish and Wildlife Service to the State of Wyoming. In 1995 the Department of the Interior decided to divest itself of surplus properties. Fish and Wildlife Service declared Ranch A as surplus and the procedure of disposal through the General Services Administration was started in late 1995. At a meeting in Sundance officials from the several federal agencies laid out the procedure to be followed. At that time they said that any viable legislation could block the auction of Ranch A.


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