Eastern Mojave Vegetation Chugwater, Platte County, Wyoming.
 
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Some historians hold that the name "Chugwater" is derived from a Mandan account of a bison hunt. According to this narrative, a chief was disabled during the hunt and his son took charge of the hunt or "buffalo jump". Under his direction, hunters drove the bison over nearby cliffs; when the animals reached the ground below, a sound of "chugging" was heard by the hunters. The story concludes with an etymology: since a stream was near the base of the cliffs, the site of the stampede has been called "the place" or "water at the place where the buffalo chug" (Wikipedia).


Elevation: 5295ft, 1614m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:3:20:18 PM, 12/6/2018.