Preserve Wyoming Conference, 2014
Front Range staff attended the 2014 Preserve Wyoming conference in Powell, Wyoming, last week, as well as a pre-conference workshop on cultural landscapes held at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. The workshop featured Zehra Osman (NPS Yellowstone National Park) who provided an introduction to cultural landscapes, which she characterized as the tapestry on which other cultural resources reside. Craig Bromley (Lander BLM Office) discussed his agency's efforts to preserve national historic trails in an era of rapidly increasing use. Chester Liebs, author of Main Street to Miracle Mile, delivered the keynote presentation at the Friday lunch. Liebs traced the evolution in acceptance of roadside architecture as resources worthy of preservation and provided examples from a roadside reconnaissance he made in southeastern Wyoming. Beth King of the Wyoming SHPO described recent systematic efforts by that office to document roadside resources in the Cowboy State.
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