What's in a Name?

Sheepherders from southern Wyoming often crossed into Colorado, causing tension with cattlemen who typically saw the sheepherders as invaders for destroying the grazing lands with their sheep. This tension came to a head in the most notable conflict in Colorado, the Routt County Sheep War. Three hundred-fifty cattlemen assembled at the border to hold back some 60,000 head of sheep. Despite vehement threats on both sides, a non-violent resolution was found, unlike the most deadly episode to the north in Wyoming - the Tensleep Murders.