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Town of Big Horn

Located on the eastern slopes of the Bighorn Mountains alongside Little Goose Creek, Big Horn has more than doubled in size since 2000. The population of Big Horn in 2000 was 190 people. By the 2010 census, the small town had grown to 490 residents. While this represents phenomenal growth in just 10 years, it [...]

Town of Clearmont

Nestled in the rolling hills approximately 40 miles southeast of Sheridan, the tiny town of Clearmont should not be overlooked. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau marked the population at 142 people, many who work in agriculture or education. While it is not a booming population or bustling shopping center that inspires visitors to take [...]

Town of Dayton

Nestled at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Dayton is home to the first rodeo in Wyoming, the first female mayor and the famous artist Hans Kleiber. Dayton was founded in 1882. Its name is derived from one of the founding members, Joe Dayton Thorne. The first mayor of the town was Cornelius "Nea" H. [...]

Town of Ranchester

History and prehistory come alive in the town of   Ranchester, the first stop off I interstate 90 on U.S. Highway 14. While many people pass through the towns of Ranchester and Dayton on their way to Yellowstone National Park, they are worth a stop of their own. They invite people to slow down and enjoy [...]

Town of Story

Tucked below the Bighorn Mountains in thick pines, Story is shady and cool in the summer and fairy-tale white and snowy in the winter, offering a quick getaway from Sheridan or a weekend adventure for anyone looking for a quiet escape. The unincorporated community lies approximately 20 miles south of Sheridan on State Highway 87. [...]

Upper Tongue River Valley

By Gordon Rose I’ve lived in Sheridan County for 15 years now.  Over that period of time I’ve come to love many places in the area. From skiing at Antelope Butte before we even moved to town, to hiking and backpacking in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. My favorite place, however, will always be the upper [...]

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