Kemmerer in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Kemmerer Founders Monument
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone
Mahlon S. Kemmerer
1843 - 1925
Patrick J. Quealy
1857 - 1930
Location. 41° 47.656′ N, 110° 32.265′ W. Marker is in Kemmerer, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling east on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 South Main Street, Kemmerer WY 83101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon Trail Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of James C. Penney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fossil Butte (approx. 5 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is in a small triangular city park bounded by Pine Avenue, South Main Street and J.C. Penney Drive.
Regarding Kemmerer Founders Monument. Embedded in the sidewalk surrounding the small, triangular city park in the center of Kemmerer are a number of plaques entitled "Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone." Each plaque displays a fossil found at
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1. Lincoln County Photos - Wyoming Tales and Trails. The coal company and the town were named after Quealy's financial backer, Pennsylvania coal magnate Mahlon S. Kemmerer. The town was established as an "independent town"; that is, a town in which lots were sold rather than leased from the coal company. This permitted independent businesses to be established. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Fossil Butte National Monument - U.S. National Park Service. Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a sub-tropical landscape. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Paleontology • Settlements & Settlers •
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