Niobrara AO-72 - History

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Niobrara
(AO-72: dp. 5,708; 1. 502, b. 68'; dr; 30'8"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 247;

Niobrara (AO-72) was laid down 29 June 1942 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md., under a Maritime Commission contract; launched 28 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Mark O'Dea, and commissioned 13 March 1943, Comdr. Theodore G. Haff in command.

Shakedown and fueling-at-sea training completed, Niobrara sailed from Norfolk 17 April 1943 to earry oil to Argentia Nfld., then ferried oil from ports in Texas and Aruba, N.W.I., to Mediterranean ports to support operations in the invasions of North Africa and Sieily. In March 1944 she was altered at Norfolk for Pacific service, and sailed for the Panama Canal,

Pearl Harbor, and Kwajalein where she fueled transports bound for the Marianas invasions begun in June 1944.

Niabrara served as station tanker at Eniwetok until July then operated from that base fueling ships at sea, thus enabling carrier task forces to roam the western Pacific and the Philippine Sea without interrupting their strikes to return to port. On 1 October she arrived in Kossol Roads, Palaus, to serve as station tanker for smaller combatants patrolling during the assault and ocoupation of the Palaus, then for forces preparing for the return to the Philippines. On 8 January 1945, she herself proceeded to Leyte, then into the South China Sea to fuel TF 38, then attacking the China coast.

Durinx the next two months, she served at Ulithi and Saipan fueling ships for the Iwo Jima invasion and preparing for the Okinawa campaign. She sailed 26 March from Ulithi for Okinawa, and after refueling 5th Fleet striking units at sea closed Hagushi Beach 5 April to fuel radar picket destroyers. Air and submarine alerts, as well as gunfire close ashore, required expert seamanship to refuel ships alongside while maneuverinz to protect the ship. She continued to support ships patrolling off Okinawa and carrier striking forces until the end of the war.

Niobrara entered Tokyo Bay 30 August to witness the surrender, and after three months' occupation duty, sailed for Guam, where she aided in salvage work. On 10 December she sailed for the Panama Canal and the east coast, along which she operated until decommissioning 24 September 1946.

She lay in reserve at Philadelphia until recommissioning 5 February 1951 for three years' service with the Atlantic Fleet along the east coast in the Caribbean, and in the Mediterranean. On 13 June i954 she arrived in San Diego to join the Pacific Fleet's operations until decommissioning 30 November 1954. She recommissioned at San Francisco 14 December 1956 and again served in the Pacific Fleet until sailing to Galveston where she decommissioned 12 November 1957. She transferred to the Maritime Administration 5 December 1957 and joined the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Beaumont, Tcx., where she remains into 196g.

Niobrara received 4 battle stars for World War II service.


USS Niobrara (AO 72)

Decommissioned on 24 September 1946
Recommissioned on 5 February 1951
Decommissioned on 30 November 1954
Recommissioned on 14 December 1956
Decommissioned on 12 November 1957
Stricken on 1 February 1959
Sold on 19 March 1982

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1T/Capt. Theodore Germond Haff, USN13 Mar 19434 Sep 1943 ( 1 )
2T/Cdr. John William Marts, Jr., USN4 Sep 19439 Jul 1944
3Ralph Carter Spaulding, USNR9 Jul 1944

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Niobrara AO-72 - History

Ni obhatha kespreading water river in the Ponca a language—is the heart of this land. The ancient, free-flowing waterway has carved through Earth's layers and flowed through time. The Niobrara has sustained human life for over 12,000 years and revealed fossils up to 16 million years old.

Today six ecosystems converge along its banks, creating a diversity of life. Here you can see bison grazing, listen for the songs of over 200 birds, paddle a canoe, dip your feet into the cool water, and connect with family, friends, and nature.

The Niobrara River begins to the west in the high plains of eastern Wyoming. It flows 535 miles east and empties into the Missouri River in northeastern Nebraska.

Over millions of years, volcanic eruptions and gradual erosion of the Rocky Mountains deposited layers of silt and sand. The Niobrara River has cut 300 feet into these prehistoric layers, creating spectacular bluffs and waterfalls that you may see during your visit.

Ash Hollow Formation The top and most recent layer is a grayish sandstone. It is best seen on hills north of the river and in roadcuts along highways like NE 12.

Valentine Formation This layer of pale, soft sandstone holds much of the area's water from the Ogallala Aquifer, and world-class fossil mammals.

Rosebud Formation Hard, pinkish siltstone forms most of the bluffs along the river.

Pierre Shale This oldest rock layer is exposed in areas of the eastern half of the river, creating striking, nearly black bluffs.

Over 200 waterfalls occur along the western part of the river. These tributaries flow over the Rosebud Formation. Some waterfalls drop into the Niobrara, while others are found in spring-fed streams.

The Ogallala Aquifer, a fragile, vast underground reservoir, is partially recharged by rainwater and snowmelt. Through springs, seeps, and waterfalls it provides most of the water to the Niobrara.

Unique, diverse, and biologically sensitive are words that describe the landscapes of Niobrara National Scenic River. Six major ecosystems converge here. East meets west, north meets south, and the Pleistocene environment of the Ice Age meets modern-day climate uncertainties.

Mixed grass, tallgrass, and Sandhills prairies northern boreal, western coniferous, and eastern deciduous woodlands coexist here in close proximity—and nowhere else in the country. Paper birch trees and quaking and big-tooth aspen survive in north-facing areas where they are protected from summer heat and winds. Some flora and fauna have adapted by developing hybrid species, some found only in the Niobrara valley.

The 100th Meridian, an imaginary "dividing line" between the eastern and western United States, runs through the Niobrara National Scenic River. The river itself divides the Sandhills from the Badlands. Ecosystems from all directions meet here, and sometimes hybrids form.

Most people float the river from mid-June through Labor Day. Summer weekends can be very busy weekdays are quieter and rarely crowded. Only experienced, properly equipped boaters should attempt a winter trip.

The 22-mile stretch from Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, near Valentine, to Rocky Ford Rapid is the most frequently traveled. You can plan a trip on your own, or go with a local outfitter. Trips range from one hour to several days.

All individuals must have a US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD). Children under 12 must wear a PFD while on the river. &bull If you capsize, keep calm. Stay at the upstream end of your vessel. Lie on your back with your feet pointed downstream. Let your PFD keep you afloat. Swim to shore after reaching calmer water. &bull In summer, signs identify major rapids between Valentine and Norden Bridge. You are strongly cautioned to portage around these dangerous obstacles. &bull Watch for overhanging limbs and submerged logs that can overturn your vessel. &bull Wear shoes to protect your feet. &bull Be aware of land hazards like poison ivy, stinging nettles, ticks, slippery banks, crumbling cliffs, and rattlesnakes. &bull Do not dive or jump into the river. The Niobrara can be shallow, with many rocks. &bull Tying too many tubes together is hazardous—you can get trapped under the tubes. &bull Cellphones may not work in the river valley. Rocky Ford has a public phone from May through August.

Share the river respectfully with other users and wildlife. &bull Keep noise levels low. &bull Tie your gear to your vessel. &bull Find trash and recycling dumpsters at most landings. &bull Do not trespass on the private land that borders the river. &bull Federal and state alcohol laws are enforced.

Most people come to the Niobrara to float the river by canoe, tube, or kayak. The western portion, from Fort Niobrara to Rocky Ford Rapid, is the most popular section. Public landings are available. Private outfitters on this stretch offer rentals for boating, tubing, fishing, hunting, camping, and cabins. The eastern portion, from Norden Bridge downstream, is seldom floated. It is often shallow, with a braided channel it is not served by outfitters. Before setting out, check our website for river conditions and a paddler's guide: www.nps.gov/niob.

Borman Bridge to Cornell Dam
The Refuge portion is closed to visitors to ensure visitor safety and protect wildlife habitat.

Cornell Dam to Berry Bridge
The river runs through a federally designated wilderness. Its banks are undeveloped, with prairie, steep cliffs, and pine-covered hills. This section includes one Class I rapid (see International Scale of Difficulty below). A fee is charged at the Fort Niobrara launch.

Berry Bridge to Brewer Bridge
The river flows through forested hills of pine and deciduous trees, with a number of easy riffles and one Class I rapid.

Brewer Bridge to Rocky Ford
Here rapids (Class I or II) are easily negotiated by most novices. These rapids can change in character with differing water levels. Warning: At Rocky Ford Rapid (Class III), canoeists and tubers need to portage the falls whitewater kayakers should scout the rapid before attempting a run.

Rocky Ford to Norden Bridge
This section receives light use. Rapids (Class I to Class IV) occur below Rocky Ford Rapid. Warning: Norden Chute, above Norden Bridge, is a dangerous obstacle. It must be portaged.

Norden Bridge to Highway 137
This section of the river can be navigated, but seasonally shallow water, Eagle Rapid, and sandbars may make the trip difficult.

International Scale of Difficulty
Class I: Fast moving water, riffles, and small waves. Few obstructions.
Class II: Basic rapids with wide, clear channels. Obvious without scouting. Some maneuvering required.
Class III: Rapids with moderate, irregular waves often capable of swamping open-bow canoes. Fast currents and narrow passages require complex maneuvering. May require scouting from shore.
Class IV: Difficult rapids, irregular waves or dangerous obstacles, rocks, and falls. Powerful and precise maneuvering required in very turbulent water. Scouting required. Rescue may be difficult. Unsuitable for an open canoe.

Private lands border the river in most areas. Respect private property rights—do not trespass. &bull Do not harm plants, collect fossils, or disturb animals. &bull Do not climb on crumbling cliffs or delicate waterfalls. &bull Using alcohol or drugs while on the river can cause injury and death. Alcohol is prohibited within Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited at Brewer Bridge. &bull For fishing and hunting, licenses are required, as is landowner permission to hunt on private land. State fishing and hunting regulations apply within the river boundary. Hunting is by permit only at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. &bull For details about accessibility and firearms and other regulations, see the park website. &bull Airboats and personal watercraft are prohibited.

Fees Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge charges a launch fee. Smith Falls State Park charges entrance and campground fees. Private outfitters have landing, campground, transportation, and rental fees.

Lodging, Food, and Services
These are found in nearby towns.

Valentine Chamber of Commerce
239 South Main
Valentine, NE 69201
www.visitvalentine.org

Ainsworth Chamber of Commerce
335 North Main
Ainsworth, NE 69210
www.ainsworthchamber.com

Camping and Boat Launches
Public and private campgrounds and launch sites are found along the river between Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and Meadville. A public campground is available at Smith Falls State Park. Make prior arrangements for camping and river access.

Niobrara National Scenic River
214 West Hwy. 20
Valentine, NE 69201
www.nps.gov/niob

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
39983 Refuge Rd.
Valentine, NE 69201
www.fws.gov/refuge/fort_niobrara

Smith Falls State Park
90159 Smith Falls Rd.
Valentine, NE 69201-9103
www.outdoornebraska.gov/smithfalls

Niobrara Council
365 North Main, Suite 1
PO Box 206
Valentine, NE 69201
www.niobraracouncil.org

Niobrara National Scenic River — May 24, 1991

Brochures ◆ Site Bulletins ◆ Trading Cards

The contents of brochures, site bulletins and trading cards (denoted with a colored caption) can be viewed by clicking on the cover. Most modern-day brochures, however, are cover only (denoted by a white caption) due to photograph copyrights. These items are historical in scope and are intended for educational purposes only they are not meant as an aid for travel planning. The dates under each brochure do not reflect the complete range of years that a particular brochure was issued.


Fort Niobrara

In 1883 the Nebraska Mutual Aid Colony of Bradford, Pennsylvania, was organized to found a settlement in Nebraska. The Fulton family of Bradford were members of the colony, but when the location finally chosen was in Brown County (then far from any railroad), the elder Fultons had second thoughts. Their daughter, Frances Sims Fulton, decided to visit the site of the colony herself and report back to her parents. This journey resulted in a travelogue entitled To and Through Nebraska, which was published in 1884 by the Nebraska State Journal Company. The book not only covers Fulton's visit to the colony site, but also records her extensive travels throughout Nebraska. One place Miss Fulton stopped was Fort Niobrara:

"I had fancied I would see a fort such as they had in 'ye olden times'--a block house with loop-holes to shoot through at the Indians. But instead I found Fort Niobrara more like a pleasant little village of nicely built houses, most of them of adobie brick, and arranged on three sides of a square. The officers' homes [are] on the south side, all cottage houses, but large, handsomely built, and commodious. On the east are public buildings, chapel, library, lecture room, hall for balls and entertainments, etc. Along the north are the soldiers' buildings eating, sleeping, and reading rooms also separate drinking and billiard rooms for the officers and privates.

"The drinking and playing of the privates, at least, are under restrictions nothing but beer is allowed them, and betting is punished. On this side is the armory, store-houses of government goods, a general store, tailor, harness, and various shops. At the rear of the buildings are the stables--one for the gray and another for the sorrel horses, about one hundred of each, and also about seventy-five mules.

"The square is nicely trimmed and laid out in walks and planted in small trees, as it is but four years since the post, as it is more properly termed, was established. It all looked very pleasant, and I asked the driver if, as a rule, the soldiers enjoyed the life. He answered that it was a very monotonous life, as it is seldom they are called out to duty, and they are only wishing the Indians would give them a chance at a skirmish."

Neither Frances Fulton or her parents finally settled in Nebraska. On May 16, 1884, Frances married Rev. Frank Herbert of Lincoln and the couple moved to South Dakota.


History & Culture

NARRATOR: The cool running water of the Niobrara has attracted people to its shores since ancient times.

In the Ponca language, “Niobrara” means running waters or wide-flowing waters.

Traditionally, when we traveled and we moved camp, there had to be a lake, or a spring or a river that we would’ve camped near. So we were always around the water.

Holes like this— if you’re hungry, that’s where you catch your fish at.

This river here, we used it for traveling to village sites, trading goods, and along the river there are places where we gathered different food sources.

NARRATOR: Pawnee, Lakota, and other tribes also hunted and traveled through the Niobrara River valley. Europeans arrived in the 1700s, exploring and trading with American Indian tribes.

The population grew in the area when the US Army established one of the last frontier forts to be built on the Great Plains in 1879: Fort Niobrara.

The arrival of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad in 1883 opened the area to homesteading and cattle ranching.

RICH EGELHOFF: My great-great-grandfather came over from Germany. And then my great-grandfather came to Keya Paha County just north of here. The house that they built, they built out of rock and cement.

NARRATOR: Valentine City supplied the Sandhill region’s ranchers and homesteaders through sun and snow.

When troops departed, Fort Niobrara was established as a national wildlife refuge in 1912. The red hay barn is all that remains from the early days.

MAN: There you go! Rope him. Good Job!

NARRATOR: Today, Valentine is still a cattle town at heart. The ranching heritage is celebrated on Main Street at the annual Bull Bash.

ROD GIERAU: My grandfather come over from the Alsace-Lorraine and homesteaded right where we’re at in 1884. We’re one of the very first homesteaders in Keya Paha County.

NARRATOR: The human history of the Niobrara River valley is rich and continues to link those who live along it today with those who have come in the past.

DENNY BAMMERLIN: Once your land’s been in the family for 100 years, you feel pretty obligated not to mess up. There’s… it’s a strong connection to the land.

I feel the presence of my ancestors when I'm close to the areas where they would have camped or where they would have lived. And when I'm in certain areas Where I know they were, where they lived, I get goosebumps, because I can feel them there.

Explore the recent human history of the Niobrara River Valley, which makes the Niobrara such a unique and wonderful place.

Andrew & Charity Bruce, founders of the mill at Rocky Ford.

In this land of many ecosystems, human history is ruled by the powerful forces of nature.The people of the Niobrara River Valley are diverse and their experiences on the land and water are as much affected by who they are as what the land offered them.

The early people of the Niobrara knew it as a sacred place where "Niobrara" - spreading water river- flowed freely and wildlife were abundant when the seasons made the river an ideal place for them to be. The Niobrara River Valley was first cared for by twenty-one roaming native american nations who knew the resources of the land and celebrated the river as a fruitful home during bison hunting seasons.

When the Homestead Act of 1862 was signed into law by President Lincoln, settlers from the East and South moved in to claim 160 acres of land, driving Westward expansion and starting communities of diverse people in small settlements like Valentine, Brownlee, and DeWitty.There were contentious times as homesteaders set out to plot their homestead boundaries, raising fences and contending with nature to make the sandhills and five other ecosystems work in harmony and become prosperous while reservation systems were set up for the first caretakers of the Niobrara River Valley.

The City of Valentine grew as a military fort was erected East of town called Fort Niobrara. Soldiers lived, worked, patrolled the river and countryside, aiding in the industrialization and permanent settlement of the Niobrara River Valley by pioneers and homesteaders. This era, during the Plains Indian Wars, expanded the population of the region and communities became more established as did the industry of the area, farming and ranching.

For many years, Valentine and the Niobrara River were a stop along the way for travelers heading North, West, and South to further regions of the country, but those who stayed managed cattle ranches, grew crops in the sandy soil, and found what they had hoped for when they set out to settle the unknown regions of the United States.

While agriculture and cattle ranching still make up the majority of the industry along the Niobrara River, the gentle waters and scenic views drummed up another source of income for the adventurous of heart in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Niobrara River began to offer recreational opportunities and sights that most midwesterners would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the Midwest. Waterfalls and tubing trips made for afternoon outings. Campgrounds and river trips offered leisure time for families and people of all ages and abilities to explore without having to travel to the far West or crossover mountain ranges. Smith Falls, the tallest waterfalls in Nebraska, along the Niobrara River, was cared for by a family who saw reason to make its beauty available to the public and still protect it for years to come.

Now visitors and locals alike float the Niobrara River on tubes, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Outfitting business for renting equipment flourish alongside ranches and farms, and families still enjoy the sacred beauty and scenery that has been cared for by so many different people of the Niobrara River through time.


L usk history predates it's founding. Going back before a name was given to and the land was settled, ranchers came from all walks of life to homestead. But, as any Wyomingite can attest to, Wyoming territory is not for the faint of heart. Where some found a home, others simply stayed for a short while before moving on, and some, well some just kept going right on past having heard the stories of harsh winters, warm summers, and most of all, Indians. Either way, land was bought, homes were built, families had, and cattle bought and sold. Lusk, Wyoming was formed where, as part of the Legend of the Wild West, the town saw it all.

Founded in 1886 by Frank S. Lusk, the town itself has had a colorful background ever since. Located not too far off from Deadwood South Dakota and Lusk, with a railroad and stage line running through it years ago attracted a number of outlaws. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (also associated with the Wild Bunch gang) were known to stay more to these parts of Wyoming during their hay days among others that passed through. Bill McCoy, also a known member of the Wild Bunch gang, was caught, escaped, caught again and tried for murder, then once again escaped the noose all for killing a Lusk constable.

Lusk was the site of the murder of Mother Featherlegs, killed by her greedy beau's own hand for the stock of stolen jewels she hid for all kinds of bandits.

In the early to mid 1900's, located just across from the train station, was the Yellow Hotel-- Wyoming's longest open House of Madame's operated by Madame Dell Burke herself.

Once an oil fielders dream, Lusk boomed in the early to mid 1900's full of people and homesteaders hoping to strike big on an oil find. But, when the oil started to dwindle so did the people leaving Lusk in a shadow of what it once was.

In 1949, one of the worst winters ever to come crossed paths with Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota. It left cars and trains unable to run, people locked in their homes for extended periods of time, and a slew of cattle dead from hunger and cold.

However, for all that Lusk has seen and been through they (residences of the town) have always pulled together in times of need. Times of need so big as World War II, a war that would forever stop six men of Keeline from ever reaching home, a war that would encouraged any and all able to work to do so. When many families saw their children off at train stations hoping, but fearing, they would see their child again.

Today, Lusk has seen it's share of renovations- old drive in movie theatres, general stores, hotels, and car dealerships that once were but are no more. Store fronts have changed from wood to brick, sidewalks have gone from wood to cement, and the main street in the 1940's finally changed from dirt to pavement. As of the 1940's Lusk has received electrical power, opening the Niobrara Electric Association which still runs today. Lusk has changed in many ways-- becoming modernized but still remembering its past and the hard working men and women that settled the land.


Fourth Sheriff of Niobrara County, Wyoming.
Mayor of Lusk 1924 – 1926

A Niobrara tragedy of January 1, 1937,

Sheriff Hassed, summoned to investigate a ranch fire around Kirtly, Niobrara, Wyoming. Grover Baird, 50 years, mentally ill, set ranch property on fire, burning the home and outbuildings. Killed in the fire were George Baird, 84 years, and Charles Baird, 63 years, and livestock locked in the barn. Grover Baird admitted to throwing the family dog into the flames. Sheriff Hassed and others found Grover locked in a building, with a fire burning, saying, “kept the great lights burning to chase the evil spirits away.”


Niobrara AO-72 - History


. Photo by Ralph Turner

Cimmeron/Ashtabula Class Fleet Oiler / Jumboized: Laid down, 8 March 1945. under a Maritime Commission contract, (MC type T3-S2-A3) at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, Chester, PA Launched, 31 October 1945 Commissioned USS Passumpsic (AO-107), 1 April 1946 Jumboized, c.1964-65 Decommissioned, 24 July 1973 Struck from the Naval Register, 17 December 1991 Final disposition, title transfer to MARAD for disposition, fate unknown.Cimmeron/Astabula Specifications: Displacement 7,236 t.(lt) 25,440 t.(fl) Length 553' Beam 75' Draft 32' Speed 18kts Complement 314 Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, four twin 40mm gun mounts, four twin 20mm gun mounts Capacity 146,000 barrels Propulsion, geared turbines, twin screws, 30,400hp.
Jumboized Specifications: Displacement 12,840 t.(lt) 33,987 t.(fl) Length 644" Draft 34' 9"
Passumpsic was sold for scrapping in 91 or 92. She was in Subic Bay when Mt Pinitubo cooked off and was caught in the ash cloud. ( see Hassayampa, she missed the ash ) They wound up with about a foot of caustic wet ash on deck (there was a typhoon in the neighborhood). When they finally got it off, it had stripped the paint down to bare metal. She had been the scroungiest ship in our Far East fleet, and was then the shiniest. She went up to Japan, either Yokosuka Naval Station or our MSC Far East HQ in Yokohama (North Pier) and taken out of service. She was sold shortly there after and towed to Pakistan for scrapping. Seems to me she sold for about $5 million (Pat Moloney)


Ship's Motto: Pumping P


Events after 1906 at the site of Fort Niobrara [ edit | edit source ]

After the soldiers left the post, it was transferred to the Quartermaster Department. A handful of seven buildings were retained for the headquarters for quartermaster remount operations, and the rest were sold at auction in 1906, with the condition they be demolished and the grounds of the fort left clean. Α]

From 1906 to 1911 a small cadre of quartermaster offices and employees operated the fort as a remount depot, where they supervised the purchase of horses for cavalry and artillery. Α]

In 1912, after the remount depot activities ended, sixteen thousand acres of the original military reservation was set aside as a national game preserve by a conservation minded federal administration. The remainder of 55 sections (about 35,000 acres) of the Fort was opened for settlement in 1913. Α]

The nucleus of 16,000 acres has been enlarged and has since become Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, with ranges maintaining sizable herds of buffalo, elk and Texas longhorn cattle. Ώ] Α] The portion of the Niobrara River that flowed by the Fort and on through the military reservation is now part of Niobrara National Scenic River.


History of Manville – Whitehead Book Signing

The Niobrara County Library will host a book signing with Anne Willson Whitehead on Wednesday, August 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the library, as part of the � years of Niobrara County History” celebration.

The book signing and program will feature “A History of Manville, Wyoming and the Manville Ranching Community”, which was completed by Whitehead in 1998. The history of the community, the businesses and the people who lived there make this a timeless historical resource. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Plan now to stop by the library and visit with Anne before heading out to the Fairgrounds for the 6 p.m. barbeque! For more information call the library at 334-3490.

Sunday – Closed
Monday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Closed

Holiday closures listed in
Upcoming Events section

425 South Main Street
PO Box 510
Lusk, WY 82225-0510
Phone: 307-334-3490



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