July 2014. “In Idaho’s Wood River Valley, sheep ranching began in the 1860s, eventually growing into the second largest sheep center in the world. After its peak in the 1930s, Basque sheepherders continued to trail sheep into high summer meadows and back through the valley on the way to winter pasture. These days, Peruvians carry on the tradition, and, each fall, the history, heritage and culture of sheep herding are celebrated at the Trailing of the Sheep Festival.” Read full article here
This national media coverage was a result of Hailey Chamber’s support of a 2013 media press trip organized by CW Communications.