Sheridan Student Learns Local History Through County Internship

When Mikole Bede started working at the Sheridan County Courthouse this summer, she had no idea of the adventure she was in for. Her job was to catalog records that were discovered in an attic area of the old portion of the courthouse. So, what did she find?

Records dating back as far as the early 1880’s were included with many documents from the early to mid 20th Century.

Bede had not originally planned to work at the courthouse but she says fate played a big part in landing her there.

Correspondence regarding the planting of trees at the courthouse in 1911, notes taken during the discussions about the naming of Goose Creek, and even a letter written entirely in Greek, were just some of the more interesting documents discovered. Now that most of the items have been catalogued, the County plans to give several of them to the Sheridan County Library for use in the Wyoming Room.

The stash of documents was discovered during a recent courthouse tour and no one is sure why the records were moved to the attic in the first place.

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