Reliance in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Reliance Tipple
Erected 1990 by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Union Pacific Railroad, Archeological Services of Western Wyoming College, Johnson-Fermelia Co., Inc., Sweetwater County Commissioners Sweetwater County
Location. 41° 40.098′ N, 109° 11.826′ W. Marker is in Reliance, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on South Street near 2nd Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 South Street, Reliance WY 82943, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women and the Reliance Mines (within shouting distance of this marker); Tipples and the Reliance Coal Mines (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Spring Stage Station Site (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rock Springs Coal (approx. 5.8 miles away); Beneath This Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Rock Springs Coal Welcome Sign (approx. 5.8 miles away); Landscapes of Power (approx. 5.9 miles away); Eskridge Draw (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reliance.
Also see . . .
1. Reliance Tipple - Wikipedia. The Reliance mines were opened in 1906-1907 to meet increasing demand for coal. The Reliance mines were among many in the area that exploited four mining districts in Sweetwater County; Rock Springs, Superior, Point of Rocks and Black Butte.... Rail spurs were built to (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Tipple - Wikipedia. A tipple is a structure used at a mine to load the extracted product (e.g., coal, ores) for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars. In the United States, tipples have been frequently associated with coal mines, but they have also been used for hard rock mining. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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