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Near Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Guernsey State Park Museum

 
 
Guernsey State Park Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
1. Guernsey State Park Museum Marker
Inscription. The Guernsey State Park Museum is the most impressive log and stone building in the park. The massive structure is the result of Civilian Conservation Corps* construction.
Most of the material for the museum was crafted by hand. The roof is framed with heavy, hand-hewn timbers and covered with split cedar shakers. The floors were formed by pieces of flagstone quarried at Thermopolis, Wyoming. The front door as well as the paneling in the library is Florida “pecky” cypress.
This structure took about 6,100 man hours to build at a cost of about $3200 in the mid-1930s. Look for more of these CCC structures throughout the park.
*The Civilian Conservation Corps was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression as a relief for jobless men and conservation for the land.
They were known as the “Tree Army” and worked on projects ranging from planting trees to building bridges.
Some of the men who came in the 1930s later returned and made Guernsey their home.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.706′ N, 104° 45.786′ 
Guernsey State Park Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
2. Guernsey State Park Museum and Marker
W. Marker is near Guernsey, Wyoming, in Platte County. Marker can be reached from Museum Road (State Highway 317) near Lake Side Driver. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guernsey WY 82214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brimmer Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.4 miles away); Guernsey Tunnel No. 2 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Guernsey-Wendover Cutoff (approx. 1.4 miles away); "Million Dollar Biffy" (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Castle (approx. 2.1 miles away); Guernsey War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Guernsey Area (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Guernsey.
 
More about this marker. The Guernsey State Park Museum is at the end of Museum Road.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationEnvironment
 
Guernsey State Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
3. Guernsey State Park Museum
Guernsey State Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
4. Guernsey State Park Museum
Guernsey State Park Museum, picnic alcove image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
5. Guernsey State Park Museum, picnic alcove
Guernsey State Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
6. Guernsey State Park Museum
"CCC Worker" image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
7. "CCC Worker"
This statue is dedicated to the 36,000 young men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942. Their work in the forests, parks and communities of Wyoming remain for all to enjoy.
Dedicated – 2009
Donated by the Friends of Guernsey State Park and the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.
"CCC Worker" image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
8. "CCC Worker"
Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
9. Flagpole
Plaque at the base reads:
For all the boys who served in Co. 844, plus all who served in Wyoming. Woody Sweet Ed Hofmann Sam Steinert Ambrose Kinney Gene Lee Jack Wilson Murray Hodge Virgil Lore
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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