“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Atlantic City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)

Minerís Delight

Is not abandoned!

Minerís Delight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, June 3, 2019
1. Minerís Delight Marker
Inscription.  Entering Minerís Delight, youíll be struck by the mystery and charm of an old west ghost town. The weather, brown logs command as much interest as a clear blue sky are reflected in the glassy surface of the beaver ponds. How do these buildings stay in this condition? Why arenít they just piles of old logs after so many decades? The BLM is carefully maintaining and stabilizing these buildings in their current state as wonderful, mysterious, and charming parts of an old west ghost town.

Preserving History
There are typically three types of preserving historic buildings: reconstruction, rehabilitation, and stabilization. If youíve been to South Pass City, youíve seen examples of reconstruction, which consist of creating replicas of buildings that no longer exist. Atlantic City has many examples of rehabilitation-historic buildings that have been adapted for modern use while keeping most of their original features.

Here at Miners Delight the Bureau of Land Management is using another preservation approach stabilization to keep the buildings standing while preserving the atmosphere of an old ghost mining town. Look for signs

Minerís Delight Structure image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, June 3, 2019
2. Minerís Delight Structure
of stabilization as you wander among the cabins.

What do you think of this preservation approach?
Erected by USDI Bureau of Land Management.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 31.98′ N, 108° 40.788′ W. Marker is near Atlantic City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker can be reached from Fort Stambough Loop. Located off Fort Stambough Loop, in the old Minerís Delight town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miners Delight: The Boomís Broken Promises (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 3.6 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Atlantic City Project (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rock Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); Red Canyon (approx. 4.9 miles away); Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.

Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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