WY Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo

Clay Butte Lookout Tower. WY Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo.

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Four Wyoming properties, Powder Wash Archaeological District in Sweetwater County; Fossil Depot in Lincoln County; Clay Butte Lookout Tower in Park County; and Beaver Creek Ranch in Johnson County; were recently listed to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.

Listing on the National Register provides recognition of the property’s historic significance; however, it does not restrict the right of the owner to use, develop, maintain, or sell the property.

The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Fossil Depot. WY Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo

Fossil Depot. WY Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo

Powder Wash Archaeological Site. WY Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo.

Powder Wash Archaeological Site. WY Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo.