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The way it was: Sheep as art -- 1994

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports

Even a mine can do with a little beautification, and that's what Riverton-based U.S. Energy Corp. Riverton had in mind when it commissioned this piece of art.

Fort Washakie sculptor Richard Greeves, pictured at left, created the huge representation of a bighorn sheep to be placed above the entry to U.S. Energy's two mines on Green Mountain - aptly named Big Sheep and Little Sheep.

A second, smaller artwork was created for the Little Sheep entry. Both objects were made of steel.

U.S. Energy president Jack Larsen said the art was intended to add "aesthetic value" to the industrial installations at the mine.

Greeves is shown with assistant Glenn Smith, pictured on June 8, 1994.

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