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Encampment in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Encampment, Wyoming

(Grand Encampment)

 

— Elevation 7,323 feet —

 
Encampment, Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2016
1. Encampment, Wyoming Marker
Inscription.  Gateway to the sites of Ghost Towns of the Copper Country. Once a favorite hunting ground of Prehistoric man, later "Camp le Grand" became a noted rendezvous of Indians and trappers. In 1897 the townsite was laid out by Willis George Emerson and associates; in 1897 Ed Haggarty made his big strike on the Continental Divide. In 1902 during the mining boom, the longest aerial tramway in the world was built to convey ore 16 miles from the great Ferris-Haggarty mine to the smelter at Encampment. In 1908 the industry collapsed. Encampment is now a beef, timber, hunting, fishing and resort center.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 12.684′ N, 106° 47.274′ W. Marker is in Encampment, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on McCaffrey Avenue (State Highway 70) near 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address:
Encampment, Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2016
2. Encampment, Wyoming Marker
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201 McCaffrey Avenue, Encampment WY 82325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Smelter Site (1901-1910) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2016
3. Smelter Site (1901-1910)
Located at 2nd Street and Smelter Road.
The Mountain Man by Frederic Remington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2016
4. The Mountain Man by Frederic Remington
Next to the Encampment marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Oct. 2, 2022