Worland

Pop. 5,250 Elev. 4,061


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Some of the earliest paleo-Indian artifacts were found near Worland, where ancient hunters killed mammoths over 11, 000 years ago. Eohippus (dawn horse), one of the modern horses oldest ancestors, was also discovered nearby. White men did not settle the area until 1903, when Charlie R. “Dad” Worland set up camp on the Bridger Trail by Fifteen Mile Creek. He soon set up a stage station and a saloon. When the Burlington Railroad came two years later, a store and a school had already been built. The community was built up by agriculture, both ranching and farming, and had the first sugar mill in Wyoming. The mill is still in operation, and continues to boost the economy, along with a Pepsi bottling plant and other agrarian concerns.

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