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Sundance, in the northeast corner of Wyoming, may not be the only place with that name, but it is the original Sundance—the place where the Kid got his name. There was no settlement of any sort when Crook County was created in 1875. The town was founded in 1878, named after the mountain that stands south of town where the Plains tribes held their sun dance ceremonies. Sundance is not that different from the many other small towns that sprang to life in the boom of gold, cattle, and oil throughout the West, but it is different in that it has ridden through the booms and the busts and still survives. This book contains images of people's lives as they worked and played, lived and died. It tells of those who passed through, and those who stayed and helped the community establish its roots and grow.
ISBN: 9780738581095
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wyoming
Series: Images of America
Images: 177
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Rocky Courchaine is the director of the Crook County Museum and Art Gallery in Sundance, Wyoming. He also owns the Sundance Mercantile. Rocky lives on the family ranch north of Beulah, Wyoming. Pam Thompson serves on several committees concerning the history of Crook County and Wyoming. After living in the Southwest for many years, Pam and her family have returned to Wyoming and now live a few miles north of Aladdin.