What's in a Name?

Sheepherders from southern Wyoming often crossedinto Colorado, causing tension with cattlemenwho typically saw the sheepherders as invaders fordestroying the grazing lands with their sheep. Thistension came to a head in the most notable conflictin Colorado, the Routt County Sheep War. Three hundred-fifty cattlemen assembled at the border to holdback some 60,000 head of sheep. Despite vehementthreats on both sides, a non-violent resolution wasfound, unlike the most deadly episode to the north inWyoming - the Tensleep Murders.