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It is said that an albino buffalo, held sacred by the Indians, once roamed in this area, giving both the river and the town its name. Pictographs of the animal can be seen on bluffs near the river. John Borner, an immigrant from Saxony, was probably the first white man to build a home here in 1886. A farming community developed, settled by German immigrants and Mormons. Natural gas was discovered here in 1908, and the following year the town was officially established. In 1915, several plentiful oil wells were drilled and two refineries were built. Energy production has dominated the economy ever since.

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