The City of Lander, Wyoming was established in 1884, incorporated by the Fremont County Commissioners on July 12, 1890, and became a First Class City on January 16, 1963. The current population as of the 2010 census is 7,487.
Lander is known for its recreational opportunities, entertainment, relaxation, scenic beauty, business opportunities and just plain fun!
Sinks Canyon State Park is within seven (7) miles of Lander offering beautiful scenery and the mystery of seeing a river disappear into the side of the mountain.
Visit Historic South Pass City and Atlantic City, 30 miles to the south of Lander and reminisce about the late 1800’s and the gold rush. The City of Lander has numerous winter and summer events to keep you busy, for instance the Pioneer Days Rodeo and Parade (July), Wyoming State Winter Fair (March) and numerous other events.
Lander Event –
January 29th , 2019 – Meet the Mushers 5:30 -6:30 pm
Traffic will be closed the 200 block of Main Stret for this awesome family event. Dog trucks will be lining the block and teams will have their teammates (dogs) out for visiting. Bring your phone/cameras. Please leave your pets home!
Lander Bake Shop will host the 2018 Pedigree Stage Stop Movie. Stop in, get some hot cocoa and cookie, sit enjoy the show. Movie is approx 15-20 minutes long and will play on loop.
January 30th, 2019 – Race Day
7:00 am – Teams arrive at Race Start. Think about carpooling the parking lot is small.
9:00 am – Race Start is at Louis Lake parking lot on top the South Pass.
Mushers leave in 3 minute intervals starting 9 am sharp traveling for a distance of 43 miles. Returning approx 3-4 hrs later. Teams can return staggered or in a cluster so be ready! Once done they need to take care of their dogs and get on the road.
Race contact for Lander:
Sandy & Jerry Bath – Chairpersons
Phone: 307-330-5486 or 307-330-5485 (We are big on texting!)
Address: 628 Main St. Lander, WY 82520
Jerry Bath is also this years’ Race Commentator. Bath Racing Kennel as completed in this Race since 2008 although Jerry as been dog sledding since 1998. The Bath’s have a small kennel of Alaskan Huskies and enjoy traveling during the winter months to races all over the country. The best and easiest way to follow the BRK Team go to FACEBOOK and “friend” Jerry Bath! Pedigree® Facebook page is another great way to get the latest most updated information on the 2018 Race.
We will be leaving for Jackson on the 24th and the schedule gets a little crazy. If you can not get ahold of us, you may want to try the Lander Chamber and see if they can help you.
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