- Big Muddy Badlands
The Big Muddy Badlands are a series of
badlandsin southern Saskatchewanand northern Montanaalong Big Muddy Creek. They are found in the Big Muddy Valley a 55-km cleft (35 miles) long, 3.2-kilometre wide, and 160 metres (500 ft) deep valley of erosion and sandstone along Big Muddy Creek. [ [http://www.virtualsk.com/current_issue/the_badlands.html Virtual Saskatchewan - The Big Muddy Badlands ] ]
In the nineteenth and early twentieth century the Badlands formed the northern end of the
Outlaw Trail, a series of trails and stopping areas utilized by outlaws in the American West spanning from Canadato Mexico. Outlaws such as Dutch Henry and his brother Coyote Pete, Sam Kelly and the Pigeon Toed Kid, among others, moved into the Big Muddy. The notorious Sundance Kid, of Butch Cassidyfame, also turned up in the area. [ [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070523.SRBADLANDS23/TPStory/specialTravel globeandmail.com: Hot on the trail in outlaw territory ] ]
Today ranching and tourism are important in the sparsely populated area.
Big Muddy Creek (Montana)
* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtscdgs/outlaws.html] - Outlaws of the Big Muddy.
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