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Pioneer Pix: Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, 1905

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 22, 2013





  1. This is a Pioneer Day parade — shoulda made that clear.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 22, 2013 @ 10:21 am

  2. So, why aren’t they throwing salt water taffy?

    Comment by Grant — July 22, 2013 @ 10:26 am

  3. It’s hard to tell that it’s a parade. It kinda looks like people just pulling into “town”. I think by 1905 there had only been pioneer settlers for a little over 10 years. Live pioneers?

    Comment by Jeannine L. — July 22, 2013 @ 10:32 am

  4. Jeannine L, for some 20th century covered wagon pioneers, you might be interested in this post.

    Comment by kevinf — July 22, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

  5. Cool story, Kevin. My husband’s family settled in Burlington, WY in the Big Horn Basin in the 1890’s. The story is told that when they arrived there, it made them miss their old home in Kanab, UT so much that they cried and cried. It made them miss Kanab! That’s rough.

    I always joke about the farming there in the Big Horn Basin. The growing season is about 15 minutes long, and the “soil” is made of rocks. I’m not sure why they thought it was a good idea to be farmers there. but there are people still there. Farming. They are very determined.

    It is a place a lot of people are “from”.

    And they have a Pioneer Day celebration every year.

    Comment by Jeannine L. — July 23, 2013 @ 9:05 am