Charles F. Swayger Home

Charles F. Swayger Home

In 1905, Swayger built a home on six acres of land at the corner of Randall Avenue and Bent Street in Cheyenne. He built a Georgian Revival influenced house with many unique features of the era. At the time no other house looked like the Swayger home and it gained considerable recognition.

Sunrise Mining District

Sunrise Mining District

Not far from Guernsey in southeastern Wyoming, you will find the Sunrise Mining District, another industrial heritage gem.

C&H Refinery

C&H Refinery

On the western edge of Lusk, in eastern Wyoming, sit two hulking cast-iron tanks.The tanks are the heart of C &H Refinery, the world’s smallest operating oil refinery.

Too High for Me

Too High for Me

Thank you to our volunteer Jon Wiebe for sharing his memory about going to the Lincoln head on I-80 for the first time. 

Last Stop: Fort Bridger

Last Stop: Fort Bridger

There’s so much to see in Green River, if you decide to drive the Lincoln Highway make sure to check out the historic sites in the city of Green River. We are at the end of the highway and the end of the Greg’s journey, this week will be about Fort Bridger. But first we would like to thank Greg Rasanen for allowing us to share his journey across the Lincoln Highway and the history of all the historic places found along the I-80 corridor. If you want to check out Greg Rasanen’s Blog, click here. Also, if you have any stories of traveling through Wyoming and your experience at different historic places and spaces please feel free to reach out to us, we’re always looking for people’s experience. But back to the Lincoln Highway, last stop, Fort Bridger.  

Green River, Wyoming

Green River, Wyoming

We feel like we’re on the Overland Trail after reading last weeks post about the Points of Rock Stage Station. We’re coming down to our last to post by Greg Rasanen as he starts to near the end of the Wyoming portion of the Lincoln Highway. This week we stop in Greg’s hometown, Green River!

 

This Week: Point of Rocks Stage Coach

This Week: Point of Rocks Stage Coach

Though it continues to be sad that only pieces of Fort Steele remain, we had a blast reading Greg’s thoughts and history about what the site was and became. This week Greg stops by Points of Rock Stage Station.

Onward to Fort Steele

Onward to Fort Steele

Last week’s stop on Greg’s Lincoln Highway Adventure was the Ames Monument. Last summer we celebrated the site becoming a National Historic Landmark, making it Wyoming’s twenty-sixth National Historic Landmark! This week we leave Albany county and head to Fort Steele

All Aboard for the Ames Monument

All Aboard for the Ames Monument

Who doesn’t love Buford, Wyoming? We hope a new owner comes in to keep Wyoming’s smallest “town” running, the town is important both historically and for drivers on I-80 who might need to stop for gas or due to the weather. This week’s stop is only a few miles from the small town of Buford- the Ames Monument!

Next Stop: Buford, Wyoming

Next Stop: Buford, Wyoming

We hope you enjoyed the beginning of Greg Rasanen’s adventure crossing the Wyoming Lincoln Highway, we sure did! We especially like the part about Frontier Days, it’s always a great event that brings communities and families from all over the country together. Our next stop on this journey is Buford, Wyoming, let’s find out what Greg has to say about this small “town.”

First Stop on the Lincoln Highway

First Stop on the Lincoln Highway

This week we get to hear about the first stop on Greg's tour of the Lincoln Highway. And what better place to start the trip than to stop in the state capital, Cheyenne. If you missed last week's post, we are excited to be highlighting Greg Rasanen's Blog about his trip across the Lincoln Highway for the next month. 

Sliver Star Camp

Sliver Star Camp

The Silver Star Camp located in Thayne, Wyoming was built in 1909 was built by the Ladies LDS Relief Society. In 2017, the DUP was awarded a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant which matched them with Dubbe-Moulder to create a rehabilitation plan for the property.  

Old Johnson School

Old Johnson School

The Old Johnson school, which is currently being occupied by Destiny Church and Academy, was built on the South Side of Cheyenne in 1923. Following an unfortunate accident in 2016 which compromised a load bearing wall on the west side of the school, Destiny Church and Academy was awarded a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant in 2016, which connected them to TDSi in Cheyenne. 

Slovenksi Dom

Slovenksi Dom

Rock Springs’ Slovenski Dom has served as the social and cultural heart of Rock Springs’ Slovenian community for over 100 years. This building is a great representation of the preservation of immigrant history within the state, and an important example of repurposing and using old buildings not leaving them dormant.

Corthell Dairy Barn

Corthell Dairy Barn

Located in West Laramie off of Highway 130 stands the 1910 wood frame Corthell Dairy Barn. Owner Candace Pisciotti was awarded a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant in 2016 to assess the barn’s condition. She hopes to develop a plan to preserve the building for future use. 

Skyline Theater

Skyline Theater

In September 1940 the new Skyline Theater opened in Pinedale, Wyoming and operated as a theater until the 1980s. The Skyline Theater is located in Pinedale’s locally designated historic district, and was awarded a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant in 2017.

Dayton Mercantile

Dayton Mercantile

The Historic Dayton Mercantile is an amazing look into the rich history of Sheridan County and the beginning of the town of Dayton. The majestic old west look of the two-story building beckons people to look inside and is the subject of thousands of tourists’ photographs each year. 

Wyoming nonprofit Tracks Across Wyoming merges with the Alliance for Historic Wyoming

Wyoming nonprofit Tracks Across Wyoming merges with the Alliance for Historic Wyoming

While the Alliance for Historic Wyoming name will be kept, Tracks Across Wyoming's identity will live on as a new AHW preservation initiative that will feature a series of transportation-themed stories and other programs. Because Tracks served as the Wyoming chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming will now take on that role.