The Shrine Bowl practices have been rolling along in Casper this week as the 48th annual all-star game will be played on Saturday afternoon at 2 at Natrona County High School. The South team has not one but two Milward Simpson award finalists in Graedyn Buell from Cheyenne East and Joseph Turner of Lyman, Turner won both the 3A shot and discus state championships in May and will be headed to Utah State.

Parker Clawson of Farson-Eden is making the transition from 6 man football to 11 man football so that will be a challenge. He caught 10 TD passes for the Pronghorns as they went 11-0 to win the 6 man state championship. We talked with Turner and Clawson after Wednesday's practice and they say it's been so far so good.

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LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.