Recently the museum greatly revised and expanded the museum produced book “Kaycee: A Photo History” and it is now available to purchase at the museum. There are almost twenty additional pages from the 2013 printing, additional historical topics, and many more photos, including a previously unknown Nate Champion photo. The book is an essential addition […]
ABOUT THE MUSEUMHoofprints of the Past Museum was founded in 1989 by a group of Kaycee volunteers in order to preserve the unique local cultural heritage of Kaycee and the surrounding countryside. That heritage includes Native Americans, the Bozeman Trail, Trappers, Traders, and Pioneers, Fort Reno, German Missionaries settlement, and the Portuguese Houses site, conflicts with natives such as the Dull Knife Battle, the Cattle Boom, Cattle Barons and Frewen Castle, the Johnson County War, the Outlaw Era, the Hole in the Wall Gang, Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, Kid Curry, and other local outlaws.
Moreton Frewen named the location of his 76 Ranch headquarters on the Powder River Sussex after his home county in England. But decades before Frewen marked the beginning of the Cattle Boom in Wyoming, the Sussex area East of Kaycee was the stage where early explorers, travelers, trappers, the US military, and even missionaries played […]