Rock Springs in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Rock Springs Coal Welcome Sign
When the Lincoln Highway was relocated, the sign was moved nearer the log cabin Chamber of Commerce building on Bridger Avenue where it remained until Western Wyoming Community College refurbished it, changed the colors, and erected it over the entryway to the College. After that it was dismantled, and nearly destroyed, until 1994 when the Rock Springs Historical Museum Board, with assisted funding from the Wyoming Centennial Committee, restored the sign to its earlier grandeur and returned it near its original site at Railroad Park.
On September 7, 1997, the sign was rededicated by former Governor Mike Sullivan who reminded the community that "Welcome" is still a very large part of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County; and the "trend of progress" begun in 1928, when the idea for the sign
Erected by Rock Springs Historical Museum Board.
Location. 41° 35.179′ N, 109° 13.261′ W. Marker is in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street and C Street, on the right when traveling west on S. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the western end of Railroad Park next to the Welcome sign. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Springs WY 82901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beneath This Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Springs Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Spring Stage Station Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tipples and the Reliance Coal Mines (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Reliance Tipple (approx. 5.8 miles away); Women and the Reliance Mines (approx. 5.8 miles away); Landscapes of Power (approx. 10.3 miles away); Eskridge Draw (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Springs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on October 20, 2015.