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New book details sheep slaughter on Otter Creek

Author to hold book signing April 20th at Western Chick


April 18, 2019

On a cold morning just days after the first Christmas of the 20th Century, a group of masked riders descended on a sheep camp along Otter Creek, in Southwestern Powder River County.

The group's intentions were nefarious in nature – their goal was the destruction of the sheep band, with the broader goal of running the sheep ranchers out of what they considered to be cattle country.

The riders, led by accomplished cattleman and future Wyoming governor and US Senator John Kendrick, would kill 2,113 head of sheep that day. Until now the story of the "Kendrick Sheep Raid" has largely gone unto...

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