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Kemmerer in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Kemmerer Founders Monument

Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone

 
 
Kemmerer Founders Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
1. Kemmerer Founders Monument Marker
Inscription.
Kemmerer
founded 1897
by
Mahlon S. Kemmerer
1843 - 1925
and
Patrick J. Quealy
1857 - 1930

 
Location. 41° 47.656′ N, 110° 32.265′ W. Marker is in Kemmerer, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling east on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 South Main Street, Kemmerer WY 83101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon Trail Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of James C. Penney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fossil Butte (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is in a small triangular city park bounded by Pine Avenue, South Main Street and J.C. Penney Drive.
 
Regarding Kemmerer Founders Monument. Embedded in the sidewalk surrounding the small, triangular city park in the center of Kemmerer are a number of plaques entitled "Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone." Each plaque displays a fossil found at
Kemmerer Founders Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
2. Kemmerer Founders Monument Marker
nearby Fossil Buttes National Monument.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln County Photos - Wyoming Tales and Trails. The coal company and the town were named after Quealy's financial backer, Pennsylvania coal magnate Mahlon S. Kemmerer. The town was established as an "independent town"; that is, a town in which lots were sold rather than leased from the coal company. This permitted independent businesses to be established. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Fossil Butte National Monument - U.S. National Park Service. Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fishes, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a sub-tropical landscape. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. PaleontologySettlements & Settlers
 
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
3. Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
4. Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque
Borealosuchus sp.
See ya later alligator…
… in 50 million years
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
5. Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque
undescribed bird
One of many
undescribed birds
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
6. Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque
Phareodus encaustus
A common predator in
ancient fossil lake
Kemmerer Founders Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
7. Kemmerer Founders Monument Marker
Priscacara liops
Although spiny it was
eaten by Phareodus
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
8. Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque
Hyracotherium sp.
World’s only complete
early horse
Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 26, 2014
9. Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone plaque
Icaronycteris index
World’s oldest
fossil bats
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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