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Wyoming Rancher's Family Camp celebrates 75 years


August 4, 2021

Joshua Wood

Raden Miller prepares a head of lettuce for a lunchtime salad on July 10 at Bottle Creek Campground.

On the weekend of July 9, it may have looked like a small town had sprung up at Bottle Creek Campground south of Encampment.

A variety of campers and tents had been set up for an extended weekend stay and were joined by several large tents. For the 75th year in a row, the United States Forest Service campground served as the home of the Wyoming Rancher's Family Camp. Emphasis on family.

On a warm, sunny-and slightly smokey-Saturday morning the Miller family is hard at work getting lunch ready for campers. Matriarch Shirley Miller is joined by her grandchildren as they prepare sandwiches an...

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