Kane Clean Up Day June 8th
Contact: Christy Fleming, 307-548-5406
Kane Day - June 8, 2013
The Kane Ionia Cemetery in the Yellowtail Habitat is both a historic cemetery and a family cemetery. Bighorn Canyon has been working closely with the Lovell Kane Area Museum board to reconnect the community with the cemetery. We would like to invite all families and interested citizens to join us for Kane Day on June 8, 2013 to help clean-up the cemetery, share memories of Kane and help Bighorn Canyon develop a strategy to preserve the cemetery for future generations.
People who would like to help with the clean-up should meet at the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center in Lovell, WY at 8:30 am. Volunteers should bring good work gloves and either a shovel, pruning equipment, or a wheel barrow. New Kane interpretive signs, placed at the site as part of the restitution from the 2009 vandalism, will be unveiled at the site and work will begin. After the clean-up the group will return to the Visitor Center for a pot-luck lunch. Please bring a dish to share. After lunch Grover Howe will give a short presentation on his book "Short Stories Our of Kane." Bighorn Canyon will also have a copy of the cemetery management strategy and will have staff on hand to talk with the Kane community on how they would like to see the cemetery managed.
"We had a great time last year and we look forward to another great day," Fleming states. Bighorn Canyon continues to work with the community to best preserve the cemetery and welcomes as many volunteers that would like to help.
Did You Know?
Robert Yellowtail served as the superintendent of the Crow Indian Reservation and was later elected tribal council chairman. Under his leadership, the culture and economy of the Crow people was revived. Although, he opposed the construction of the dam on the Bighorn River, it is named in his honor. More...