Big Horn Celebrates First Ever Heritage Days

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"Buzzard Black"
"Buzzard Black"

Saturday's weather was perfect for a drive to Big Horn and Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott was there for the first ever Big Horn Heritage Days.

It was a gorgeous fall Saturday for the first ever Heritage Days in Big Horn. All of Main was barricaded, that is, all of the three blocks of Main was blocked off for celebrating Big Horn's 131 year heritage.

Kevin Legerski was there cooking up sandwiches. He tells us the party was also a fun fundraiser.

Live music all day, there was plenty to do. An ice cream social, chuck wagon cooking, a farmer's market on Main, even the museum was open for the day. There just weren't many people there.

Tom Varcelli was selling vegetables grown on the Box Cross Ranch just north of Big Horn and was impressed with the turn out.

Buzzard Black, alias Robin Brown, was all decked out in his cowboy best. I wondered what he was up to.

Now, that's a man with ambition. Lloyd Meineke says any event that brings the community together is worth it.

I strolled down Main to check out the museum by the Women's Club and found Maurine Badgett there. She thought the Heritage Day Celebration boosted the museum's attendance.

Great history lesson. In fact, at one time, Big Horn had over 1000 people living there with two churches, a brick factory, a livery, and a hotel. But once the railroad finalized its plans to go through Sheridan in 1893, the population dwindled, but not the spirit of the folks living there.

All in all, there's just something special about Big Horn. Just listen to Karrie McCaffree, Sheena Barney, and Big Horn Native Van David.

Plans are to make this an annual event.

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