518 Broadway, Thermopolis, Wyoming

518 Broadway, Thermopolis, Wyoming

In 2017, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming gave a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant to the Thermopolis-Hot Springs County Economic Development Company (EDC) to survey a building located at 518 Broadway, Thermopolis, WY. Read more about the project here.

The Durlacher

The Durlacher

When driving down 2nd street of downtown Laramie, it’s hard not to notice a big iron storefront on one of the buildings that reads “Simon Durlacher.” The building on 203 S 2nd street has been around since 1872 when it was built by Simon Durlacher, making it one of the oldest buildings on the block.

Hanna's Community Hall

Hanna's Community Hall

As Hanna became its own town separate from it’s mining history and endured  more busts, the Community Hall has remained a permanent fixture to this day. It currently houses the Hanna Basin Museum and was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1983.

Cowgirl Carnegies

Cowgirl Carnegies

It’s the first post for the Diversity Initiative’s Preservation Month, and what better to start the month than talk about Carnegie Libraries in Wyoming and the women’s clubs that helped make them possible. This profile is written by Andrea Graham, who leads our Cowboy Carnegie program which is a traveling exhibit that has gone to cities throughout Wyoming.

Union Tavern

Union Tavern

Though there were shortages, booms, and busts in Hudson, Wyoming one building remained opened through everything, the Union Tavern. The bar was originally built in 1915, and still continues to stand within the small town of Hudson.

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.