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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Worland's Family Visits Worland


Marcus Huff

Tracy Ballew

Tracy Ballew, great-great niece of Worland founder C.H. "Dad" Worland, visited the area Wednesday and Thursday, on vacation from her home in Montgomery County, Mo. Ballew hasn't been to Worland since 1967, when she first vistied with her father, Charles Ike Worland Jr. During her stay, Ballew visited the original Worland townsite, C.H. Worland's home at 520 Culbertson, the Washakie Museum, the historical displays in the Washakie County Courthouse, and Ten Sleep, before a road trip to the Little Bighorn Battlefield and National Monument.

C.H. Worland is widely recognized as the founder of Worland, after travelling to the area from Missouri on behalf of the Stark Brothers Nursery to sell saplings to homesteaders. Worland subsequently established a dugout saloon and stagestop along the banks of the banks of the Big Horn River on the Bridger Trail in 1900, and by 1903 the village of Worland had been established. In 1904 the town was relocated to its current location, and incorporated in 1906.


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