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The seat of Crook County, Wyoming is the town of Sundance, which is named in honor of the Lakota ceremony called the Sun Dance. It is located along the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in the Black Hills of Wyoming. The elevation of this mountain town is 4,750. The town is probably most famous for a famous inmate who was incarcerated in the Sundance Jail in 1888. Outlaw Harry Longabaugh was known as the Sundance Kid as a result of his stay there. The Sundance Kid was popularized in the 1969 movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” in which Harry was played by Robert Redford. Sundance was established as a trading post in 1875 and did quite well, due to the frontier travel in that era.

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