Photos: Scapegoat 50

Hooper park comes alive to celebrate 50 years since the creation of the of the first citizen-initiated Wilderness


Last updated 9/21/2022 at 1:24pm

Roger Dey

Legendary packer Smoke Elser is silhouetted by a screen projecting an image of the American Flag Sept. 16 as he listens to Howie Fly, Kenny Low, Rick Dunkerley and Bill Cyr recount memorable experiences during their outfitting trips into the Scapegoat Wilderness. Earlier in the evening Elser had recounted his experiences during the fight to designate the Scapegoat Wilderness and why it was so important to him.

An estimated 600 people visited Lincoln Friday Sept. 16 and Friday Sept. 17 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Scapegoat Wilderness.


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