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|56037000820||Fort Bridger||Uinta||WY||82933||5601||South Region||2788||1095||ICG04|
|56029000510||Greybull||Big Horn||WY||82426||5603||West Region||7118||3010||ICG01|
|56027001080||Lost Springs||Converse||WY||82224||5602||Northeast Region||2495||1045||ICG04|
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FILTER: At the bottom of the table is a space for each column to use to filter. You can filter by one or any combination of columns and information that you enter.
BROWSE: In the bottom right hand corner below the table are links to view information about more locations.
A data dictionary describes each column of data and row of data along with a listing of all of the possible entries for each column variable.
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