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The population of Ten Sleep is approximately 311 (1990), 260 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 175 (1990), 133 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ten Sleep is 0.442 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ten Sleep to Washington DC is 1707 miles. The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 244 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ten Sleep is positioned 44.03 degrees north of the equator and 107.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Ten Sleep location: at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in Northern Wyoming's Bighorn Basin.

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Ten Sleep history: Ten Sleep's name came from the fact that it was ten nights (sleeps) between the Great Sioux Camps and the Platte River to the south and the northern camp located near Bridger, Montana. Many of the old battlefields in the Indian wars are in this area. Bates Battle site with the US soldiers and Shoshone against the Arapahoe is one of those sites. Another is the Dull Knife site. This battle, defeating Dull Knife and Wild Hog, gave the Big Horn Mountains to the white man. Not all the battles here were with the Indians. The old time feuds between the cattleman and the sheep herders had a famous battle called the Spring Creek Raid. This fight was over grazing rights.
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