ROCK SPRINGS, WYO (AP).- Two cultural sites on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Wyoming are being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One is an archaeological site north of Rock Springs. The site contains prehistoric projectile points dating to 9,000 years ago. The Finley site also contains the only evidence of Paleoindian bison hunting in southwest Wyoming.
The other is the old JO Ranch, a sheep operation active from 1885 to the 1990s. The BLM acquired the ranch in 2004 through a land exchange. The site still has a complex of original buildings including ranch and bunk houses, barns and corrals.
Properties on the register are eligible for funding for preservation work.
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