PHOTOS: Sweetwater County Students Attend History Fair

PHOTOS: Sweetwater County Students Attend History Fair

Landry Roskelley, an authority on Plains Indian history and culture, does his presentations inside his own tipi, which he brings to every History Fair event.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — Dave Mead, Executive Director of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River, expressed his special thanks to the volunteers and others who made possible this year’s four-day Third Grade History Fair, May 10 through May 13.

Over 700 students from all over the county took part this year. Each received a guided tour of the museum, reviewed special exhibits and demonstrations about ranching, mining, mountain men, Native Americans, and the railroad at Centennial Park, and participated in hands-on activities grounded in frontier history such as gold panning, making their own butter, simulated calf branding, and simulated railroad spike-driving.

Among the volunteers who made this year’s event possible were Bud Allen, Stan Blake, Diane Butler, Sarah Crow, Dennis Freeman, Mike Masterson, Richelle Rawlings-Carroll, Landry Roskelley, Emilio Sanchez, Madeline Trujillo-Hamel, and Carrie Tuttle.

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