Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Construction of this structure must have been perilous at times. Imagine the workmen bringing up massive sandstone blocks to the edge of the cliff.
The artist, E.S. Mosher, drew several different versions of the guard walls that would have provided both safety and aesthetic appeal for the point. Mosher also drew many of the architectural renderings in the early 1930’s that now illustrate the interpretive signs throughout the park.
An automobile was driven off Brimmer Point during the 1935 Water Carnival at “Lake Guernsey.”
This event was repeated for years during celebrations at the park and is well remembered by “old timers” who attended as children.
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Environment. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps series list.
Location. 42° 18.262′ N, 104° 46.17′ W. Marker is in Guernsey, Wyoming, in Platte County. Marker is on Brimmer Point Drive near Castle Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guernsey WY 82214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guernsey State Park Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.9 miles away); Guernsey Tunnel No. 2 (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Guernsey-Wendover Cutoff (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Million Dollar Biffy" (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Castle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hartville (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guernsey.
More about this marker. This marker is in Guernsey State Park at Brimmer Point.
Also see . . . Stop 9: Brimmer Point -- YouTube. 1935 Water Carnival. (Submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.