Superior in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Edith Sunada, whose mother came from Japan to live in Superior states: "my mother thought she's reached the end of the world. Well, you can imagine what Superior looked like in those days. It just had no trees."
Mrs. Sunada cried for days, but eventually adjusted to life in the coal camp. The Sunadas stayed and raised their family in Sweetwater County despite first impressions. They, like other immigrants, found opportunities to gain employment in the remote coal town along Horse Thief Creek.
Erected by The People of the Town of South Superior, The Wyoming Department of Environment, Tern Engineering, Western Wyoming Community College, Noel Griffith & Associates, Sweetwater County Commissioners,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 45.733′ N, 108° 58.082′ W. Marker is in Superior, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 371) near Berta Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Main Street, Superior WY 82945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Working in the Mines (here, next to this marker); Town Development (here, next to this marker); Opening the Mines (a few steps from this marker); Unions (a few steps from this marker); Prospecting (a few steps from this marker); Superior (within shouting distance of this marker); Point of Rocks (approx. 10.7 miles away); An Unsolved Mystery (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Superior.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Miners Union Hall.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.