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Jo Co Historical Society to Offer Talk on Tie Hacks

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A discussion of historic tie hacks in the early 20th Century will be presented by the Johnson County Historical Society (JCHS) later this month.

According to a release from the JCHS, Dave McKee, President of the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association will be giving the talk on timber camps in the Medicine Bow Mountains where tie hacks used their broad axes to produce hand-cut railroad ties for the nation’s expanding railway system.

McKee will use historic photographs and evidence from archaeological investigations to present the life and times of the tie hacks of Southern Wyoming.

The program “Historic Tie Hacks of Southern Wyoming” will be presented on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Twing Room at the Johnson County Library in Buffalo.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

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