Sheepherders played an important role in the history of Carbon County, where Rawlins is located. Although I knew that sheep wagons, which some have described as the first campers, were a fixture in Wyoming, until I took the mural tour, I didn't know that James Candlish, a Rawlins blacksmith, is believed to have invented them.
Take a closer look.
The wagons include a bed area, a small table, cupboards and (as you can see from the chimney) a stove. This was truly home on the range.
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