Superior in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
A number of dwelling houses and miscellaneous mine buildings were placed under construction as soon as the site for mining development was chosen, and during the life of ”A” Mine, a store and schoolhouse were erected. In the main part of the town, store and office buildings were constructed.
The town was known as Reliance until, on July 14, 1906, the name was changed to Superior, after the Superior Coal Company which originally opened the mines.
While the company-owned homes were built adjacent to the mines, the town of South Superior was developed to house independently-minded individuals. At first a tent town, called various names such as “White City” and “Dog Town”, it grew, and a relatively large commercial center developed.
Location. 41° 45.737′ N, 108° 58.084′ W. Marker is in Superior, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on Main Street (Wyoming Route 371) near Berta Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Main Street, Superior WY 82945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Working in the Mines (here, next to this marker); Opening the Mines (here, next to this marker); Immigrants (here, next to this marker); Unions (here, next to this marker); Prospecting (a few steps from this marker); Superior (a few steps from this marker); Point of Rocks (approx. 10.7 miles away); An Unsolved Mystery (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Superior.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Miners Union Hall.
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