Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Little More of Wyoming!

On our recent stay at a Wyoming ranch,
we met this lucky mule.
He was lucky because he survived a rattle snake bite to his nose!
The swelling of his nose made intervention necessary to keep him breathing.

A barrel racing event was coming up the next week,
which called for a little round up of the horses
so that a practice session could be done beforehand.

The ranch area where we were is rich with history...
some pertaining to the county,
and some locally right along the Piney Creek where we lodged.
Grandsons of the author of the book on the right
were our hosts and tour guides!

The town of Buffalo, Wyoming has statues which show
enactment of the "Johnson County War".

The conflict was between large ranchers and homesteaders,
with the worst fighting taking place on April 10, 1892.
Troops from Fort McKinney were required to escort
the invaders back to the fort.

Nate Champion was a key figure in the Johnson County War.

 "Champion was simply a small rancher 
who stood up against the big cattlemen's practice 
of claiming all unbranded young cattle on the open range.
 He was the first person murdered
 by a band of hit men hired by the cattlemen,
and is celebrated for his heroic stand."
You can learn more about this war by clicking on this link:

Nate Champion reminds me of a Bible verse written by King Lemuel which says,
“Speak up for the people who have no voice,
    for the rights of all the down-and-outers.
Speak out for justice!
    Stand up for the poor and destitute!”

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pattisjarrett said...

Glad the mule is OK. I wouldn't want to be bitten on my nose!

Margaret Adamson said...

that must have been aweful for the mule. I love all the statues aaround town.