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March 19

posted Jun 19, 2014, 5:21 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:38 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]
1928 The Cheyenne Horticultural Field Station was authorized by Congress on March 19, 1928. The Station was established with the purpose of experimenting with and propagating shade, ornamental, fruit and shelterbelt trees, shrubs, vines and vegetables adapted to the local conditions. The Station was 2139 acres with a 199 year lease from the City of Cheyenne. It was originally named the Central Great Plains Field Station. The Station was to complement the Northern Great Plains Field Station (Mandan, North Dakota) and Southern Great Plains Field Station (Woodward, Oklahoma) Its name was changed to High Plains Grasslands Research Station in 1974.