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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Students explore the historic ground of the Spring Creek Raid


May 25, 2017

Marcus Huff

DAILY NEWS PHOTOS / Marcus Huff Worland Middle School History teacher Joseph Winkler at the site of the 1909 Spring Creek Raid, south of Ten Sleep. For the sixth year, Winkler led his students on a scavenger hunt Wednesday to recreate the events leading up to the historic event.

TEN SLEEP - On the night of April 2, 1909, seven Ten Sleep area ranchers bushwhacked a sheep camp near Spring Creek, south of the town of Ten Sleep, killing three men and an untold number of sheep. It was to be the last altercation in the West's "sheep versus cattle" wars. The ensuing trial of the raiders rivaled any modern drama, and for years after, stories were told of the "Spring Creek Raid," books were written on the event, and eventually, a state historic marker was placed at the location of the crime.

On Wednesday, 108 years after the bloody raid, 106 students from Worland Middle Sch...

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