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.