Casual Conversations in History Begins Again

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Casual Conversations in History Begins Again

Taking a historic look at events along the Powder River, Helen Laumann kicked off a new session of Casual Conversations in History Wednesday morning at the Senior Center and Sheridan Media’s Judy Hagerott was there and brings us the story.


The Powder River has been described as “a mile wide and an inch deep,” and Helen Laumann, in her presentation, ‘Events Along the Powder River’ added to that description.

She began with the Reynolds Battle of March of 1876. Colonel Reynolds with his contingent of 800 men were sent out to scout out Indian camps to destroy. Conditions were rough for the 400 mile march.

Not only that…

All in all, 4 soldiers died and 1 Indian, but the end results were tragic, the soldiers burned the Indian camp to the ground.

Laumann also talked about the LX Bar Ranch and the K Ranch owned by the Kendricks and ended talking about Moorhead, Montana, and a proposed dam there along with some history about Arvada, Wyoming, which began as a stagecoach crossing.

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