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

Carbon Timber Company

 
 
Carbon Timber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Carbon Timber Company Marker
Inscription. Construction of the Union Pacific Railroad stimulated the growth of the timber industry in southern Wyoming. Two companies began supplying ties to the railroad in 1868, but the firm of Coe and Carter was the leading supplier to the Fort Fred Steele collection yards until 1896.
Cut and shaped in the Medicine Bow Mountains to the south, ties were floated downriver during the spring run-off and were gathered behind a boom here. Coe and Carter also supplied timbers for coal mines at Carbon, Hanna and Dana to the east, and lumber for buildings at Fort Fred Steel and the surrounding area. The Carbon Timber Company, successor to Coe and Carter, floated over 1.5 million timbers down the North Platte in 1909.
Directly across the North Platte River east of Fort Steele are the remains of the Carbon Timber Company tie processing facility, a privately-owned site.
 
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 41° 46.619′ N, 106° 56.739′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker can be reached from County Route 347 near Interstate 80. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Carbon Timber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Carbon Timber Company Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad and River (here, next to this marker); Brownsville and Benton (here, next to this marker); A Well Traveled Sawmill (here, next to this marker); Town of Ft. Steele (here, next to this marker); Bridge Tender's House (a few steps from this marker); Image of Fort Fred Steele (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Springs Massacre (about 300 feet away); Major Thomas Tipton Thornburgh (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinclair.
 
More about this marker. The marker, among a grouping of a half-dozen other markers, is located on County Road 347, north of the Interstate 80 Exit 228 and on the south side of the railroad tracks near where County Road 347 passes beneath the railroad bridge.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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