The Grand Encampment: Settling the High Country

The Grand Encampment: Settling the High Country

The Grand Encampment: Settling the High Country

By Candy Moulton

Award-winning author and historian Candy Moulton compiled a definitive settlement history of Wyoming’s Grand Encampment valley for the 100th anniversary of the town, with never-before-published panoramic photographs.

Here is the story of the copper mining era when rich minerals were found daily and men made or lost fortunes overnight. Some made money and left with it, some stayed too long, and some had the fortitude to survive to watch their grandchildren grow up in the community.

But the story is more than the mining days. Early explorers, cattlemen, tie hacks, the sixteen-mile tramway, the four-mile woodstave pipeline, the booms and busts, plus a look at the present and the future—it’s all here.

Moulton researched over 20 years and gathered more than 60 historic photographs, many never-before-published panoramic camera photos taken by early journalist Earle Clemens.

  • • 0-931271-44-4 • 240 pp • trade paper • index • bibliography • 8 x 10 • $19.95 ORDER NOW
The Grand Encampment: Settling the High Country

The Grand Encampment: Settling the High Country

By Candy Moulton

“The photographers and writers who lived and worked in Encampment, like Earle Clemens, and Lora Nichols and now Candy Moulton, have done so much to chronicle the town’s story. History does get lost. We must all learn it and pass it on.”
•• Vera Oldman, Encampment, Wyoming

Candy Moulton

Candy Moulton

Candy Moulton has written thirteen books on Western history, co-edited a collection of short stories and an encyclopedia, and produced and played roles in several documentary films. Her High Plains Press books are Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse, The Grand Encampment, Forts Fights & Frontier Sites, and Wagon Wheels, co-written with Ben Kern.

Her book Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She won another Spur in 2010 for In Pursuit of a Dream, the documentary film she wrote and produced with Boston Productions Inc (BPI) for the Oregon-California Trails Association. That production also won an Oregon Heritage Award, Best Experimental Film from the Oregon Film Festival, Silver Remi Award from the USA Film Festival in Houston, and was a Finalist at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.

She is executive director of Western Writers of America and writes for many magazines focused on the west. She continues her work with museums as an executive produces with Boston Productions and is always working on “the next book.”