Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Brimmer Point

 
 
Brimmer Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
1. Brimmer Point Marker
Inscription. This overlook sits high above the reservoir providing the visitor a panoramic view of the park. It was named for George E. Brimmer, attorney, philanthropist and staunch supporter of Wyoming’s State Parks.
Construction of this structure must have been perilous at times. Imagine the workmen bringing up massive sandstone blocks to the edge of the cliff.
The artist, E.S. Mosher, drew several different versions of the guard walls that would have provided both safety and aesthetic appeal for the point. Mosher also drew many of the architectural renderings in the early 1930’s that now illustrate the interpretive signs throughout the park.
An automobile was driven off Brimmer Point during the 1935 Water Carnival at “Lake Guernsey.”
This event was repeated for years during celebrations at the park and is well remembered by “old timers” who attended as children.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.262′ N, 104° 46.17′ W. Marker is in Guernsey, Wyoming, in Platte County. Marker is on Brimmer Point Drive near Castle Drive, on the left when
Brimmer Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
2. Brimmer Point Marker
traveling south. 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. Guernsey State Park Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.9 miles away); Guernsey Tunnel No. 2 (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Guernsey-Wendover Cutoff (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Million Dollar Biffy" (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Castle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hartville (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Guernsey.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in Guernsey State Park at Brimmer Point.
 
Also see . . .  Stop 9: Brimmer Point -- YouTube. 1935 Water Carnival. (Submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEntertainmentEnvironment
 
Brimmer Point image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
3. Brimmer Point
with Guernsey Reservoir below.
Brimmer Point image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
4. Brimmer Point
Brimmer Point image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
5. Brimmer Point
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
Paid Advertisement