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Laramie in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Laramie

 
 
Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 23, 2014
1. Laramie Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1868 upon the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad, Laramie was named after the fur trader Jacques LaRamie. The first female jurors served here in 1870 after Wyoming Territory, in 1869, for the first time in history, gave women full rights of suffrage. Humorist Bill Nye founded his Boomerang newspaper in 1881, and the University of Wyoming opened its doors in 1887. At the south edge of the city lie the ruins of Fort Sanders, 1866-1882. West of the city can be seen the first intermountain ranch (1869) and the ruts left by Ben Holladay's stage coaches on the old Overland Trail.
 
Erected 1964 by Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department and Wyoming State Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 18.49′ N, 105° 35.772′ W. Marker is in Laramie, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 1st Street and East Kearney Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laramie WY 82072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Woman Jury (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Franchise (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laramie Timeline
Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 23, 2014
2. Laramie Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 150 N. 2nd Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Ladies (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Laramie (approx. 0.6 miles away); Excavation Site: Basement Entrance to the Warden's House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Excavation Site: Ice House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laramie.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located next to the Union Pacific Depot in Depot Park.
 
Also see . . .  History of the City of Laramie - Laramie Plains Museum. Like most towns in southern Wyoming, Laramie began as an "end of the tracks" town. As the tracks approached, numerous tent houses and cabins were built so that a fair-sized population was in place when the first train came in. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Union Pacific Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 23, 2014
3. The Union Pacific Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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