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Medicine Wheel

Lovell, Wyoming
County of Big Horn.
15 miles northeast of Kane
National Register Number: 69000184
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Religion - ceremonial site. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: WY- at-Large Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: The Forest Service opens the site to the public..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 29, 1970):
This represents one of the most interesting and mysterious remains of late period aboriginal culture. Its builders and function are unknown. Composed of loose, irregularly shaped, whitish flat stones placed in a circle, it is apparently little modified since its construction (c. 1800 AD); twenty eight linear spokes, 70-75 feet in length, radiate from the hub.

Condition:
The Medicine Wheel is in good condition. The site is monitored by throughout the summer. An archeologist visits the site numerous times during the summer to evaluate its condition.

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