Greybull River
Metadata
Title:Greybull River
County:Park; Big Horn
Feature Category:Water Features
Origin Of Name:On a cliff overhanging the river near the town of Greybull in a pictograph is pictured a buffalo with an arrow through his body. With this picture goes the story that an old gray bull which ranged up and down the river chased by the Indians was finally killed by driving it over the edge of this bluff into the river below. Another story goes that an old gray buffalo bull hung along this river for years and that every buffalo hunter in the country tried to kill him without success and that these hunters referred to the river as the Greybull. (WPA) The town Greybull is named after the Greybull River which, legend relates, was named for a strangely colored gray buffalo bull that ranged up and down the river in defiance of hunters who sought to kill him. Indian pictographs on a cliff overhanging the river represent a buffalo bull with an arrow through his body. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141215

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