Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Wyoming, 2008. / Title from PDF title page (viewed on June 26, 2009).
Fitzwater, Phillip LeRoy, Fitzwater, Phillip LeRoy
The Madison Limestone forms a highly productive aquifer in the Powder River basin, Wyoming. The Madison in the study area is a highly fractured limestone, 90 to 200 m thick, with significant percentages of dolomite. Study of Madison water quality in Weston and Crook Counties, Wyoming indicated rapid flow through the aquifer, little or no intrusions from adjacent strata, and absence of evaporite deposits throughout the study area. Ground-water ages near the Black Hills monocline were calculated by using tritium data and flow-net analysis. Both methods predicted water ages of less than 210 years at Newcastle and Osage, Wyoming. Calculated seepage velocities were on the order of 0.8 m/day. Geochemical and hydrodynamic data suggested that the Black Hills monocline is a major feature in the Madison flow system. Changes in the water quality and potentiometric gradient perpendicular to the axis of the monocline indicated that little water is traveling westward from the recharge areas into the deep centeral basin, a high-transmissivity zone exists along the axis of the monocline, and the high-transmissivity zone along the monocline may be the major pathway for Madison ground water flowing out of the eastern Powder River basin.
Barker, Steven W.
01 August 1977
The Bridger Formation in the Green River Basin has been divided into two members, the lower Black's Fork member and the upper Twin Buttes member. 'Ihe Black's Fork member is composed of' biostratigraphlc zones A and Band the Twin Buttes member is com-posed of biostratigraphic zones C, D and E. Recent workers have found that zones A and B contain the same fauna and therefore represent just one biostratigraphic zone (McGrew 1971, Robinson 1970). Future studies of the biostratigraphic zones of the Twin Buttes member are necessary to determine if the C, D and E zones are valid. Some are currently being conducted,
Brown, Samuel Earl,
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1957. / Typescript. Vita. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 221-226).
Pronghorn intensification in the Wyoming Basin a study of mortality patterns and prehistoric hunting strategies /Lubinski, Patrick M. January 1997 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997. / Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 333-395).
Martin, James Kirby,
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1967. / eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.
Bradley, Jame L.
Thesis (M.A.) B.Y.U. Dept. of Church History.
Grand Encampment Mining District : a case study of the life cycle of a typical western frontier mining districtWindham, Joey Samuel January 1981 (has links)
Western mining towns and mining districts during the frontier period were rarely stable. This unstable nature was the result of unreplenishable natural resources being removed. Thus, mining districts constantly worked toward the exhaustion of mineral deposits that formed their economic foundation. This nature of mining led to a cycle consisting of six different stages that western mining communities passed through during the frontier era. The main purpose of this study was to examine the Grand Encampment Mining District and contrast its development with the life cycle of typical frontier western mining districts.The parameters of this case study are bound by the following assumptions:Since mining districts played a key role in the settlement of the far west, individual case studies are significant and worthwhile.The Grand Encampment Region was a retarded subregion of the Rocky Mountain West and still in its frontier days at the turn of the twentieth century.The Grand Encampment copper development passed through all stages and experienced the same problems of other developing copper fields during the same period.The life cycle of the Grand Encampment Mining District passed through identifiable stages: the discovery stage, the boom stage, the transition stage, the mature stage, the decline stage, and the ghost town stage.The nature of mining resulted in most western mining districts historically passing through this life cycle. However, districts coming into existence under false pretenses or changing their situation from mineral recourses are exceptions.The Grand Encampment Mining District entered the discovery stage advertised as a gold region by Willis George Emerson and Grant Jones. However, the Ferris-Haggarty copper mine, discovered in 1898 by Edward Haggarty, soon became 'the mineral property that carried the district into the boom stage. During this stage, mines sprang up everywhere and mining property rapidly changed hands. The region was flooded with miners and prospectors. Merchants, teamsters, gamblers, promoters, prostitutes and saloon keepers moved into the district to service the miners. The developing mining camps became lawless and chaotic places.Slowly the mining camps evolved from the riotous boom stage to maturity. During this transition, Encampment became the financial, cultural, and commercial center for the district. The people of the emerging town organized governments and began offering a variety of services. This transition brought about an increasingly effective system of law and order as the population became less transitory.Throughout the maturity stage, the backbone of the Grand Encampment Mining District's economic structure was the Ferris-Haggarty Mine and the modern, efficient smelter at Encampment. This stage was characterized by permanent settlers, a stable government, and a steady economy with city services and cultural events similar to non-mining cities of comparable size.The decline stage formally began when the Ferris Haggarty mine and smelter failed to open for the 1909 mining season. By the end of the year, a large number of merchants and miners had drifted away. The main reasons for sudden collapse were over-capitalization, the lack of a railroad system into the district, and questionable financial practices. Two destructive fires added to the company's financial problems. Finally, the stockholders sued the company which resulted in drawn-out litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. After these legal proceedings were over, copper prices were low and the district's financial reputation was irreparable. As a result, developmental capital could not be raised to open the mine and smelter.The towns of Pearl, Elwood, Battle, Copperton, Carbondale, Rambler, Dillon, and Rudefeha all became ghost towns. Encampment and Riverside survived by changing their economic focus from mining to recreation and cattle service centers. Thus, the Grand Encampment Mining District completed the "life cycle of western frontier mining districts."
Pumphrey, Clinton R.
01 May 2009
Historians have long recognized the tendency of communities to embrace tourism when extractive practices like agriculture, mining, and ranching fail as a dominant economic strategy. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a prime example of this phenomenon in the American West. From its origins as a Mormon farming community in the late-nineteenth century, the valley evolved into an extensively developed tourist mecca by the end of the next. While this industry was initially supported by hotel-dwelling auto tourists, by the 1960s wealthy second-home buyers began to descend on Jackson Hole, buying up scenic property and constructing vacation homes. Over the next few decades these neo-natives moved to the valley by the hundreds, initiating dramatic economic, physical, and social consequences which were a direct product of the pace, pattern, and location of development. This thesis explores that relationship, making extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify spatial themes of development in an effort to enlighten historical themes of Jackson Hole's rapidly changing landscape. On a basic level, this process presents a local history of tourist development in Jackson Hole between 1967 and 2002, documenting where development occurred and the consequences and controversy that resulted. Its greater contribution, however, is methodological. The use of GIS as a tool of historical research is still in its infancy, and this project suggests another application of the technique involving the spatial integration of historical and contemporary data. Together, these contributions create an informative and inventive examination of Jackson Hole tourism that expands the potential of historical research.
Effects of prescribed fire on Wyoming big sagebrush communities : implications for ecological restoration of sage grouse habitatWrobleski, David W. 15 April 1999 (has links)
Graduation date: 1999
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