Wild Horses Historical

Wild Horses Historical (HM1T0F)

Location: Rawlins, WY 82301 Fremont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 27.223', W 107° 32.763'

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A Western Legacy

Wild horses, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, live around Green Mountain which is located on the opposite side of the highway. You many see bands of wild horses roaming public land on the south side of the road.
Wild horses are distant cousins of mustangs brought here by Spanish explores. Over the years, some of the Spanish mustangs escaped and formed herds of wild horses that roamed the old west.
As Native Americans learned how to capture and use wild horses, their way of life changed dramatically. Horses came to symbolize both increased mobility and wealth to the plains (sic) Indian.
Horses also played an important role in westward expansion. Emigrants, cowboys, the military and freighters, to name a few, depended on horses for transportation. This made wild horses attractive to the Army and others as remounts.
Today's wild horses are mainly descendants of ranch horses which escaped or were turned loose onto the public lands over the years.
Horses have no natural predators. So, it is necessary to manage herd levels so that wildlife, livestock, wild horses, and the rangelands they depend on are not hurt by overpopulation. BLM conducts periodic round-ups to control the number of animals on the public rangelands.
Wild horses are available to the American public through BLM's Adopt-a-Horse program.
For more information, contact any BLM office.
HM NumberHM1T0F
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 290640 N 4703294
Decimal Degrees42.45371667, -107.54605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.223', W 107° 32.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 13.38" N, 107° 32' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2656-2680 WY-789, Rawlins WY 82301, US
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