Wayback Wednesday Woodchoppers Jamboree


This coming weekend the 55th Annual Woodchopper’s Jamboree will take place in Encampment, Wyo. Before this popular event occurs, you might be interested in brushing up your knowledge on the very first Woodchopper’s in 1962.

According to the archives of the Saratoga Sun, there was an estimated 1,000 spectators at the event. Of those 1,000 people, about 800 of them attended the barbecue and 500 went to the Woodchopper’s Ball that same evening.

Events of the first Jamboree included a parade, log bucking contest with chain saw, beef barbecue, steer weight guessing contest, various child...

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