Sheridan in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Founded only a few years after removal of Native American tribes from the Powder River Basin, the town of Sheridan retains the atmosphere of a bustling late 19th/early 20th century western town. The original downtown was platted in 1882 by John D. Loucks and named in honor of Civil War General Philip Sheridan. The arrival of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad in 1892 cemented Sheridan’s permanence as a thriving business center. The town’s population exploded from a mere 281 people in 1890 to nearly 5000 by 1907. The architecture of two historic districts, a National Historic Landmark, and other monumental historic buildings reflect the regional history and economy which gave rise to Sheridan as a center of trade, commerce, government, and politics. Today, only a few 1880s wooden buildings remain on Historic Main Street, with most structures dating to the prosperous times of the early 20th century. The Historic Railroad District includes the original 1892 depot, the 1893 Sheridan Inn, and the 1912 brick depot. The Sheridan Inn was said to be the finest hotel between Chicago and San Francisco and hosted such famous figures as Will Rogers, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Ernest Hemingway, and President Calvin Coolidge. The lavish Trail End mansion, built by cattleman, former Governor and U.S. Senator John Kendrick between
Erected by State of Wyoming.
Location. 44° 42.056′ N, 106° 54.55′ W. Marker is in Sheridan, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Interstate 90, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on a pullout on the southbound side of I-90. Marker is in this post office area: Sheridan WY 82801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bozeman Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Horn Blacksmith Shop (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bozeman Trail Blacksmith Shop (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bozeman Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Cabin in Sheridan (approx. 7.2 miles away); A Place of Shelter (approx. 7.3 miles away); General George Crook (approx. 7.4 miles away); Big Horns (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sheridan.
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