Buffalo Bill State Park and the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center will host this year’s annual Great Dam Day, August 15, between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event will be held at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center located 6 miles west of Cody on HWY 14/16/20.
This year the event is highlighted with the gate open to public access below the Dam, the kid’s interpretive “Hike and Seek” and traditional blacksmithing demonstrations by David Osmundsen. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Buffalo Bill Dam was completed in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam in the world upon completion. Construction began in 1904 and work was dangerous, difficult and tedious. The completed water storage supplies four irrigation districts encompassing over 93,000 acres of farmland. Youth and adults alike will find the views and history fascinating.
Staff and volunteers will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance. The event is open and free to the public and is funded in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council.
For more information on David Osmundsen please visit http://www.arrowhead-forge.com/. For any questions please contact the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center Manager, Leslie Slater Wilson at (307) 527-6076.