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Students launch project to record the history of Crook County for travel app


February 21, 2019

Grace Moore

Gabe Von Olnhausen, Anthony Vargas and Blake Homola learn about the Whalens near Aladdin and the history of Warren Peak.

Moorcroft High School teacher and advisor Andrea Wood, along with around 40 sophomore students, were working hard researching the resources available to them at the Texas Trails Museum last Thursday morning. The kids were spread throughout the building, reading pioneer books on the early families and the towns of the county as well as examining pictures and writing story drafts at tables set up for the purpose.

The project they are undertaking is "huge", according to Wood. The students are writing the history of the area through pictures and interviews of Crook County to be heard and read o...

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