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Cheyenne in Laramie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cheyenne Corner Stone

 
 
Cheyenne Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
1. Cheyenne Corner Stone Marker
Inscription.  S.W. corner of site chosen by General Grenville Dodge in 1867 for the division point of the U.P.R.R. and for the location of Cheyenne City. The original 4 sq miles were laid at an angle to give "all houses maximum sunshine throughout the year." This stone was set in 1890.

Plot and fence donated by Mildred and John Arp
 
Erected 1960 by Laramie County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 41° 6.774′ N, 104° 49.298′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker can be reached from Dey Avenue south of W. Jefferson Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the south side of the park path approx. 100 yards east of Dey Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheyenne WY 82007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tivoli Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Union Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 1.4 miles away); The First Transcontinental Highway (approx.
Cheyenne Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
2. Cheyenne Corner Stone Marker
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1.4 miles away); Cheyenne's Heritage at a Glance (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tom Horn (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Union Pacific Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away); The first steam-powered locomotive reached Cheyenne on November 14, 1867 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cheyenne's Early Fire Companies (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
Marker on south side of park path image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
3. Marker on south side of park path
Cheyenne Southwest Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
4. Cheyenne Southwest Corner Stone
Gen. Grenville Dodge image. Click for full size.
Bain News Service (courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1911
5. Gen. Grenville Dodge
Published 4/15/1911 by Bain News Service.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on May 27, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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