There Are 3 Must-See Historic Landmarks In The Charming Town Of Sheridan, Wyoming
By Ben Jones|Published June 28, 2022
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
Flanked by the Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan is a small town with a big history. In the 1800s, there were several battles in the area between U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Shoshone, and Crow Indian tribes. A trapper established residence in a cabin on Big Goose Creek in 1878, and within four years the land was platted. Sheridan boomed, as farmers, miners, and those seeking a better life all flocked to this little town.
Today Sheridan draws visitors with its natural beauty and historic charm. While the city is halfway between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park, there’s plenty to discover right in Sheridan, including some spots that help tell the story of this Western town. Here are three must-visit historic landmarks in Sheridan, Wyoming.