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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Aladdin in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)

Tipple Stabilazation (sic)

Tipple Stabilazation (sic) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
1. Tipple Stabilazation (sic) Marker
Inscription.  The tilt of the tipple shown in the photos was the result of time and the elements. The degree of tilt and the fact that this structure did not completely collapse is remarkable. The corrosive nature of the coal slack waste piles caused the buried timber columns to completely rot away with the exception of the core heartwood of some piers. Stabilization of the tipple was accomplished by installing a wood braced frame inside the coal bin and under the coal chute system. The new wooden frame is visible under the tipple. Concrete footings were installed under the new wood columns. The buried footings are eight-feet deep under the coal bin and four feet under the chutes. The tipple was straightened to its original position and the roof rebuilt. A new braced frame consisting of laminated wood beams, metal cross ties and pressure-treated wood columns now provides the vertical and horizontal support for the historic tipple. These modern materials differentiate those portions of the tipple that are new from those that are original.
The preservation, restoration and development of the historic interpretive park involved
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the efforts of many individuals:
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine • Land Program
• Hydrometrics, Inc., Consulting Scientists and Engineers, Helena, Montana
• Mark A. Reavis, Architect, Butte, Montana
• Ben Hurlburt, P.E., Structural Engineer, Billings, Montana
• Archaeological Services of Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming
• College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota be • Crook County Commissioners. Sundance, Wyoming
• Aladdin Historical Society, Aladdin, Wyoming
• United States Department of the Interior - Office of Surface Mining
• Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Erected by Aladdin HIstorical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 44° 38.334′ N, 104° 9.762′ W. Marker is near Aladdin, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 24 near Owl Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aladdin WY 82710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tipple Operation (here, next to this marker); Coal Production (here, next to this marker); Aladdin Tipple History
Tipple Stabilazation (sic) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
2. Tipple Stabilazation (sic) Marker
This marker is on the left. The tipple is visible in the background.
(a few steps from this marker); Later Years of Operation (within shouting distance of this marker); Adit Entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hoist House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bioremediation (within shouting distance of this marker); Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aladdin.
More about this marker. Aladdin Tipple Historical Interpretive Park is approximately 1/2 mile east of Aladdin.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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