The Campbell County Rockpile Museum and the Rockpile Museum Association invite you to join them on a field trip to the Pumpkin Buttes on Saturday, August 10th. The Buttes have a fascinating history and have been the site of Native American camps, Bozeman Trail travelers, expeditions, prospectors, outlaws, and homesteaders. Participants will be able to hike around South Butte and the Ruby Bison Kill Site. Denise Tugman of the Pumpkin Buttes chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will discuss the geology, prehistory, and history of the area.
Lunch and transportation to the site are provided. While there is no fee, pre-registration is required and space is limited. The bus will leave from the Rockpile Community Center (old Ice Arena) at 8:00 a.m., and will return by 4:30 p.m. Waivers are required of all participants. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. When calling to sign up, participants will be given a list of recommended items to bring on the trip.
For more information please call (307) 682-5723, or visit the Museum’s Facebook page or website at www.rockpilemuseum.com.
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is located at 900 W. 2nd Street, Gillette, Wyoming.