Explore History: History of Water in the Semiarid Southeastern Sheridan County
Clear Creek and the Powder River are the two main water resources in the semiarid Southeastern Sheridan County. Throughout time these water resources have been natural borders for Plains Indian Tribes land treaties and redirected for irrigation for ranching and agricultural needs. SCLT Historical Program Manager, Carrie Edinger, will present how these water resources were utilized in southeastern Sheridan County throughout the Western Expansion of the area. The program will also introduce Wyoming Water History and how the vast irrigation project in the Clear Creek Valley changed agriculture production and offered German immigrants farming opportunities.
Explore History is a collaboration between The Hub on Smith and Sheridan Community Land Trust.
Explore History programs will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Hub on Smith at 10:30 a.m. The Hub invites attendees to join them for lunch after the program’s conclusion.
Explore History has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The NextFifty Initiative.