Overview

The history of the Old West lives here. Sheridan’s history goes back to the Indian Wars and Red Cloud’s campaign. Since then, Sheridan has been home to cattle barons and politicians, to dude ranches and to homesteads. Mining industry brought a boom to Sheridan that largely remains its lifeblood to this day.

“Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy” – True West Magazine

“Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy” – True West Magazine

True West Magazine has recognized Sheridan as the “Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy” for their 13th Annual “Best of the West” contest – featuring in the January 2015 issue! Picture by Ron Richter

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A Look Back in Time: April 1, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 1, 1915

Twenty-seven polo ponies belonging to W. Milton McCoy of Big Horn were shipped today to Long Island, where they will be sold to members of the polo clubs in that vicinity. Polo ponies raised in Sheridan County are becoming greatly in demand because of their sturdy qualities and superior lung

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A Look Back in Time: April 1, 1917

A Look Back in Time: April 1, 1917

The great patriotic wave which is sweeping the country from west to east will find expression in Sheridan in a meeting called by a proclamation issued by Mayor Church. The meeting will be Thursday night and is being held primarily to give everyone in Sheridan an opportunity to share their

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A Look Back in Time: April 1, 1918

A Look Back in Time: April 1, 1918

The wind-up of Sheridan’s eight-hour day celebration came tonight in the form of a splendid banquet at the Western hotel. The miners’ unions were hosts, and they had as their guests leading men from all branches of business. Jim Wilson reports from Dome Lake that 12 inches of snow fell

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A Look Back in Time: April 10, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 10, 1915

Sheridan County commissioners at their last meeting ordered the county clerk to advertise for a suitable tract of land for location of two buildings. One will be an institution for caring for the poor of the county, and the other a hospital for contagious diseases. Commissioners desire a site of

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A Look Back in Time: April 10, 1917

A Look Back in Time: April 10, 1917

All the men who left Sheridan Saturday to enlist in the navy passed the final examination at Salt Lake City, according to a telegram received by Mate D.L. Walter. The men were sent immediately to San Francisco. Two first aid classes in Red Cross work have been organized as a

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A Look Back in Time: April 10, 1918

A Look Back in Time: April 10, 1918

No reports are available of the amount subscribed to the Third Liberty Loan, but workers are meeting with a more general response than in either of the two previous loans. However, the greater amount of the subscriptions are for small amounts; there have been no large amounts subscribed as yet.

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A Look Back in Time: April 11, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 11, 1915

Federal court will convene in Sheridan at 9 o’clock tomorrow in the court chambers in the federal building here. The session will probably not last longer than a day, as there is but one case to be heard. There will be no juries. E.E. Clancy has been appointed superintendent of

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A Look Back in Time: April 11, 1917

A Look Back in Time: April 11, 1917

Sheridan will join a nation-wide patriotic demonstration on April 19 to commemorate the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, the opening battle of the Revolutionary War in 1775. Programs emphasizing the ride of Paul Revere, the intrepid patriot who warned the minute men of the approaching British, will be

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A Look Back in Time: April 11, 1918

A Look Back in Time: April 11, 1918

The people of Sheridan and the mining camps had subscribed a total of $271,000 to the Third Liberty Loan at noon today. The amount was announced during a luncheon of the Loyalty League. Miss Bernice Manlove of Ranchester arrived on No. 42 today, to spend the coming week with Miss

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A Look Back in Time: April 12, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 12, 1915

Homesteads have been filed on more than 8,000 acres of land in Sheridan County over the last three days. The most recent filings were this morning, when 14 homesteaders from four states filed for more than 4,300 acres. Most of the filings are for acreage in the Clearmont and Arvada

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A Look Back in Time: April 12, 1917

A Look Back in Time: April 12, 1917

South Omaha livestock boosters, comprised of the commission men of that city, are expected in Sheridan some time Monday. The group is now on its annual swing through the range cattle states of the west. A jury decided late yesterday afternoon that Mrs. Ella Long wasn’t entitled to any damages

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A Look Back in Time: April 13, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 13, 1915

R.A. Keenan has applied to Sheridan’s city council for a 25-year franchise for a central heating plant. Mr. Keenan proposes to build a plant that will heat the entire business district of the city. Sheridan’s city council has appointed E.W. Wilson as the new city clerk. He will fill the

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A Look Back in Time: April 13, 1917

A Look Back in Time: April 13, 1917

W.E. Thompson, the wrestler who is to meet Eklund at the Orpheum on April 30, attended last night’s meeting of the Sheridan Athletic association, and gave those at the meeting instructions in the science of wrestling. He will give an exhibition at the gymnasium Monday night. B. Gross & Co.

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A Look Back in Time: April 13, 1918

A Look Back in Time: April 13, 1918

At noon today, Sheridan County had subscribed $345,000 to the Third Liberty Loan. Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Dier of Parkman are in Sheridan today. Also in Sheridan are Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Butterfield of Big Horn. The restriction that was placed on the killing of hens from Feb. 11 to

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A Look Back in Time: April 14, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 14, 1915

F.G. Cooper, a Civil War veteran living in Sheridan, has the distinction of having seen President Lincoln in Ford’s theater in Washington D.C. a few days before the president was assassinated. Mr. Cooper says he saw the president in the identical box in which he was killed 50 years ago

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A Look Back in Time: April 14, 1918

A Look Back in Time: April 14, 1918

Mrs. Fred Morrow has as her house guests Wilbur Kinkaid and Mr. Luckett of Hardin, Mont. Both expect to remain in Sheridan for some weeks. Coffeen’s, at the sign of the Teepee, has a clearance sale on books. Every book in the north window, many priced from 75 cents to

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A Look Back in Time: April 15, 1915

A Look Back in Time: April 15, 1915

W.H. Castner, who is a representative of the Northwestern Auto Supply company, plans to establish a service station in Sheridan in connection with one of the garages here. He is in the city today from his headquarters in Billings. Advertising that Sheridan has received in connection with building a sugar

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A Look Back in Time: April 15, 1916

A Look Back in Time: April 15, 1916

A hundred automobiles were parked on the side streets in the business part of Sheridan at 3 o’clock this afternoon. At the same time, less than 20 teams were hitched about the city, showing to what degree the horse has given way to the automobile as a means of travel

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A Look Back in Time: April 15, 1917

A Look Back in Time: April 15, 1917

Sheridan Fur and Tanning Co. takes all kinds of hides and makes horse and cattle hides into coats and laprobes. The company does all kinds of fur repairing and remodeling, as well as taxidermy work. Mrs. M. Slomo, 303 N. Main, entertained at a session of bridge earlier this week.

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