Talk: The History of Mining Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains
Join us for our November Lunchtime Expedition, Hope and Hard Luck: The History of Mining Wyoming’s Absaroka Mountains by Brian Beauvais, Curator of the Park County Archives in Cody, Wyoming. The in-person talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium, with a virtual option available.
By the 1870s a few rugged prospectors had made their way into the Absaroka Mountains to prospect for hidden riches in the rocky recesses of the high peaks. These miners were able to locate a few regions of potentially valuable minerals. They proceeded staking claims and hoping for the eventual fulfillment of their good fortunes. But as a consequence of unstable metal prices and the extreme remoteness of northwest Wyoming, the anticipated mining boom in the Absarokas never materialized, leaving the mountains east of Yellowstone largely undeveloped long after adjacent sections of the Rocky Mountains had been augmented to facilitate resource extraction.
Date and Time
Thursday Nov 4, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Or virtually via Zoom webinar