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Basque Shepherd. Photo by Dave Bell.
Basque Shepherd
Photo by Dave Bell
Basque shepherd
December 18, 2015

Dave Bell took this photo of a Basque shepherd moving horses recently. "The Basque shepherds are a fixture on the sheep ranges of western Wyoming and the west overall. They live a solitary life tending their large herds. The Whitaker family recently donated an authentically refurbished sheepherder wagon to the Museum of the Mountain Man. The Basque sheepherder lives in this mobile house for long periods. They are known as a happy culture deeply rooted in their family and religion. I caught this fella north of Rock Springs a few days ago in a snowstorm with a big smile on his face. It was cold and windy but he was happy!"

Click on this link to see more of Dave’s scenic photos of the area: Dave Bell Photo Gallery.

Click here to see more pictures of the sheepwagons: Two sheepwagons donated to Sublette County Historical Society

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