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Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Civil War Cannons

 
 
Civil War Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Civil War Cannons Marker
Inscription. Two cannons located at opposite ends of a meridian island each bear the same inscription.

This cannon of Civil War vintage was for many years an essential part of oil field tank farm equipment. It was used in making holes in a tank of oil when it caught fire to let the oil flow into the surrounding dyke before it boiled over from the heat or before it exploded and caused more serious damage to the immediate area.
 
Location. 41° 46.746′ N, 107° 6.912′ W. Marker is in Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue (State Highway 76) near 6th Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 498 Lincoln Avenue, Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Parco Inn (a few steps from this marker); Rawlins (approx. 6 miles away); William Daley Flagpole (approx. 6 miles away); Wyoming State Penitentiary (approx. 6.6 miles away); Rawlins Springs (approx. 6.7 miles away); Rawlins Paint Mines (approx. 6.7 miles away); Early Construction (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinclair.
 
More about this marker.
Civil War Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Civil War Cannons Marker
The cannon are located opposite the Parco Inn.
 
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The other Civil War Cannon located in front of the Parco Inn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
3. The other Civil War Cannon located in front of the Parco Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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