Near Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Guernsey State Park Museum
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-1930’s. 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 1930’s 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′ 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 Work • Education • Environment •
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