Kane

Name:

Kane

County:

Big Horn

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

44°50′37″N 108°12′10″W / 44.84361°N 108.20278°W / 44.84361

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Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Kane is a ghost town that existed 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the confluence of the Shoshone River and the Bighorn River in Big Horn County, northern Wyoming.

Remains:

Prior to the completion of the Yellowtail Dam in Montana, the residents of Kane sold their homes and land to the federal government. When the dam was completed the area surrounding Kane was flooded by the Bighorn Lake reservoir.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Kane Cemetery 44°53’03N 108°12’34W still exists in its original location, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the rivers’ confluence, and now within the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, . Relatives of people buried in the cemetery may continue to be buried there. An idea, untrue, gained currency that the cemetery and its residents were relocated prior to the impoundment of water in the reservoir behind the dam.

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