Every so often, if you’re lucky enough, you hear talk of some modern day El Dorado; some great golden city that sits just a bit further west, just over the next hill. Lander is that modern day mythical place, a place that seems almost too good to be true. Its a place of community, innovation, progression and a fierce devotion to its small town friends-first laid back approach to life.
It’s a place of rivers and mountains, rolling hills and sage-covered plains. It’s a place of art festivals and climber’s festivals and uproarious good times.
Named after explorer Frederick W. Lander, who mapped the Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail, Fremont County’s seat of local government was incorporated in 1890, the same year that the Territory of Wyoming became the Union’s 44th State.