Book Discussion on Wyoming Range War
John Davis talked about his book, Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County, in which he chronicles the Johnson County War… read more
John Davis talked about his book, Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County, in which he chronicles the Johnson County War and Wyoming’s history of vigilantism. In April of 1892, a group of cattlemen “invaded” Johnson County, Wyoming, with a list of men they intended to kill. The residents of Johnson County argued that these were wealthy cattlemen who were trying to run out simple homesteaders for control of the land. President Benjamin Harrison was eventually forced to send the U.S. Calvary to stop the fighting.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Casper, Wyoming, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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