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Celebrating 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act

An image for Preservation 50 showing an archaeologist doing field work

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act on October 15, 1966.

The Act officially recognized the value of historic preservation and created the federal framework supporting the preservation and protection of the irreplaceable buildings, landscapes, and archaeology in the United States. 

The Bighorn National Forest has a rich cultural history. Use the links below to learn more about three of the important historic features and structures in the national forest and our work to preserve, protect, and interpret them.

Medicine Wheel / Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark

James T. Saban Lookout

Sheep Mountain Lookout