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The Story Fish Hatchery is located along the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains in northeast Wyoming. The original hatchery buildings were built in 1909 to serve the needs of northern Wyoming. Throughout the years, the Story Hatchery has undergone significant renovations to keep up with new technology in fish culture and is the oldest continuously operating hatchery in the state. Today the hatchery grounds consist of several areas of interest. First, there is the large redwood-sided hatchery bu... Read more...

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Wagon Box Fight Distance 0.00 miles

Fetterman Battlefield is the site of the U.S. Army’s worst defeat by Plains Indian groups with the exception of the Battle of Little Big Horn. On Dec. 21, 1866, Capt. William J. Fetterman, sent to assist a wagon train in peril, was lured by Crazy Horse and other Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors over Lodge Trail Ridge just north of Fort Phil Kearny. Fetterman had been ordered not to go over the ridge and out of sight of the fort. He has long had a reputation for brashness, reportedly havin... Read more...

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Fort Phil Kearny Distance 0.00 miles

Fort Phil Kearny was an outpost of the United States Army that existed in the late 1860s in northeastern Wyoming along the Bozeman Trail. Construction began Friday July 13, 1866 by Companies A, C, E and H of the 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry, under the direction of the regimental commander and Mountain District commander Colonel Henry B. Carrington. The post was named for Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny, a popular figure in the American Civil War. The fort should be distinguished from the similarly named... Read more...

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Fetterman Monument Distance 0.00 miles

Fetterman Battlefield is the site of the U.S. Army’s worst defeat by Plains Indian groups with the exception of the Battle of Little Big Horn. On Dec. 21, 1866, Capt. William J. Fetterman, sent to assist a wagon train in peril, was lured by Crazy Horse and other Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors over Lodge Trail Ridge just north of Fort Phil Kearny. Fetterman had been ordered not to go over the ridge and out of sight of the fort. He has long had a reputation for brashness, reportedly havin... Read more...

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Lake DeSmet Distance 0.00 miles

Lake Desmet not only attracts fishermen looking to catch the great rainbow trout or crappies it provides, but “Smetty” is another great attraction. Smetty is the legendary creature believed to inhabit Lake Desmet. The lake is named for a Jesuit missionary priest to the Indians, Father Pierre DeSmet, back in the early 1800’s. Rumor has it that the Indians were so frightened by this body of water, they refused to camp along the red shale shores. Some say that the Sioux Indians believed th... Read more...

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Healy Reservoir Distance 0.00 miles

Healy Reservoir is located 5 miles northeast of Buffalo on Highway 14/16 toward Ucross. Healy is a 225-acre privately owned lake, but public access is allowed for fishing. Along with a large population of yellow perch, Healy has good numbers of nice-sized largemouth bass and tiger muskie. While open water fishing can be very good, especially for bass and muskie, most anglers take to the hard water to target perch.

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