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Medicine Lodge pottery shows Mountain Crow may have lived near Big Horns in 1300s

GILLETTE - Fond memories come to the surface when Terry and Janet Tharp think back to moments they experienced as children at what's now called the Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site.

Growing up in the late 1950s and 1960s near Hyattville, the now married couple said the site wasn't called that yet. It was simply a ranch - an area where Janet was taken for picnics on a school field trip and the home of children Terry went to school with.

"The kids that lived there on that ranch, they would go out and they would find arrowheads, hide scrapers and all of that," Terry said.

"But you didn't really...

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