In the First Biennial Report of the Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming, Canadian statesman Joseph Howe declared, “A wise nation preserves its records, gathers up its monuments, decorates the tombs of its illustrious dead, repairs its great structures and fosters national pride and love of country by perpetual reference to the sacrifice and glories of the past.”
Milward Simpson, Director of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources (WSPCR), shared this exhortation with several community members at the Stagecoach Museum last Tuesday. The purpose for the gathering was to dedicate two historical signs, the Texas Trail Monument (located east of Lusk on Hiway 20) and the Robber Roost sign (located at the Mule Creek Junction). Both landmarks commemorate locally significant historical chapters of America’s Wild West. Simpson stated that tangibly realizing Howe’s maxim underpinned his state agency’s presence at the dedication.
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