Wyoming Sheepherders

Today, it’s sheep camps from Wyoming from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage.  Great photos and some good information about Western history.

Note the important things; wood stove, wash pan hanging on the door, the big tub sitting outside, and a fiddle for company.  I could spend a good chunk of my life like this!

Another sheep camp, dog included.

This camp is downright crowded with two wagons.

Although the site is a bit difficult to navigate, there is a lot of information about western history to be found there.  Have a look around.

http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/

One thought on “Wyoming Sheepherders

  1. What a depressing site! I have read other accounts where the sheep herders say that the isolation is not the problem that others think that it is. But….I highly recommend Louise Turk’s book Sheep. It’s her autobiography, growing up during the Depression and herding sheep with her husband. I realize that’s a bit later than the period covered here, but she lived in the wagon a lot and raised kids in one.

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