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Lander is a city in Wyoming, USA.

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  1. Lander is where the first paid rodeo took place, which continues to this day.
  2. Lander was known as Pushroot, Fort Brown, and Fort Auger prior to its current name.
  3. In 1906, Lander became the westward terminus of the "Cowboy Line" of the Chicago and North Western Railway, thus originating the slogan "where rails end and trails begin."
  4. The town was named Lander in honor of General Frederick W. Lander, a famous transcontinental explorer who surveyed the Oregon Trail's Lander Cutoff.

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