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Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
May 08, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Photo courtesy of the Wyoming historical archives - Sheriff Felix Alston, Big Horn County, Wyo.

Ten Sleep, Wyoming situated in the western foothills of the Big Horn Mountains near a tiny tributary of the Bighorn River named Spring Creek. Little more than a couple of dozen miles due east of Worland, Wyoming the Spring Creek area was designated as sheep range in the 1890s by an agreed upon imaginary boundary called a ‘deadline.’ From the ‘deadline,’ cattlemen grazed their herds to the west, sheep men tended their flocks to the east and seriou...

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