Laramie Wyoming 150th Anniversary
In honor of the founding of the City of Laramie Wellington LTD is proud to present your 150th Anniversary Special Edition. Built on a Henry .45 LC. caliber rifle, plated in 24-carat gold. We have honored Jaques La Remie, Laramie Depot, Wyoming Territorial Prison , Dale Creek Bridge and Guy Hot on Steamboat. To mark this historic occasion Laramie and Albany County will celebrate the 150 years of History
Union Pacific construction crews laid the track connecting what is now downtown Laramie to the rest of the country on May 4, 1868. The Transcontinental Railroad’s construction march across southern Wyoming. It’s a story of incredible engineering achievements and boisterous “Hell on Wheels” towns.
Dale Creek bridge was longest bridge on the UP at 650 feet long and 130 feet to gulley floor. East approach was at 8247 feet elevation, and 2 miles west of Sherman town. Sherman was highest spot at 8640 feet. Sherman was just 19 miles south east of Laramie, and downhill to 7280 feet on the plains. The bridge was replaced with a steel bridge once the rails met in 1869 in Utah.
Rails went thru Laramie on May 4, 1868, soon after a station was built. Lost in a fire in 1917, the current RR station was built in 1924.
Last photo is old Wyoming State Territorial prison that housed among others, Butch Cassidy.
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