Bighorn River


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Big·horn River

 (bĭg′hôrn′)
A river rising in west-central Wyoming and flowing about 740 km (460 mi) north to join the Yellowstone River in southern Montana northeast of Billings. On the east side of the river are the Bighorn Mountains, a section of the Rocky Mountains climbing to 4,013 m (13,167 ft) at Cloud Peak.
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Noun1.Bighorn River - a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern MontanaBighorn River - a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
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Bighorn Lake - Bighorn River April through July inflow to Bighorn Lake is forecast to be 2,499,900 acre-feet (af), which is 229 percent of the 30 year average of 1,093,400 af.
Kansas, and what is now Montana, including the massacres at Sand Creek and the Washita River, before culminating on a beautiful June 1876 day on the Little Bighorn River.
As Defazio put it: "Our distillery is located on a great ranch on the Bighorn River, and the duck, pheasant, and Hungarian hunting is excellent.
Their subsequent adventures take them on an unexpected journey they won't soon forget, one that ends at the Little Bighorn River in late June, 1876.
The remaining 7 companies were besieged on a ridge above the Little Bighorn River but fought off the Indians with their Model 1873 "trapdoor" carbines, so named because of their hinged breechblocks.
Custer's Lost Treasure In 1876 Captain Grant Marsh was in charge of the Far West steamboat making its way up the Bighorn River to resupply General George Custer's as they fought three Indian tribes at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
More than 260 soldiers, including members of Custer's much-vaunted 7th Cavalry, died in the battle as they faced several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors, who had been camped in the valley of the Little Bighorn River below.
An illustration of just how bad things got: Last June, park employees hurriedly grabbed artifacts including soldiers' uniforms and letters signed by President Lincoln, barely saving them from water pouring down the basement walls as the Little Bighorn River crested its banks.
Anyone who has ever visited the battlefield can corroborate the impact of the complex rolling terrain on the bluffs above the Little Bighorn River.
Clearly the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877, the actual engagement took place June 25th to June 26th near the Little Bighorn River in Eastern Montana.
Trout Unlimited chapter will present a slide show of a trip to the Bighorn River at tomorrow's monthly meeting.