Hatch Bros. Co. v. Black - In Hatch Bros. Co. v. Black, 1917, the Wyoming court addressed the validity of a public road right-of-way grant without formal acceptance of that right by state or local authorities.  The court stated, “The grant is unconditional and contains no provision as to the manner of its acceptance.  We think it is quite well settled that when land is granted for a right of way for a public highway, the grant may be accepted by the public without action by the public authorities.  The continued use of the road by the public for such a length of time and in such circumstances as to clearly indicate an intention on the part of the public to accept the grant has generally been held sufficient.” (Hatch Bros. Co. v. Black, 165 P. 519, Wyoming 1917)