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The Black Diamond Trail

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2015
1. The Black Diamond Trail Marker
Inscription. Stretching north from Sheridan for about 15 miles, the Black Diamond Trail highlights Sheridan County mining districts that were integral to the settlement and development of the city and county of Sheridan. Although the peak of activity was the 1910s and early 1920s, commercial mining took place here from the 1890s through the 1990s, and mining communities existed here until 1977. However, even today the boom and bust cycle continues as planning for new mining in the area started once again in 2012.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
 
Location. 44° 48.372′ N, 106° 56.46′ W. Marker is in Sheridan, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Sibley Circle near East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Sibley Circle, Sheridan WY 82801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Black Diamonds of Sheridan County (here, next to this marker); The Sheridan Railway Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Horns (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Place of Shelter (approx. 0.3 miles away);
The Black Diamond Trail Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2015
2. The Black Diamond Trail Marker (detail)
Follow the Black Diamond Trail to see these historic mine areas:
Dietz - Mines opened 1892, closed 1919-1923
Monarch - Mines opened 1903-04, closed 1953
Carneyville/Kleeburn - Mines opened 1904, closed 1923
Kool - Mines opened 1906, closed 1922
Acme - Mines opened 1909, closed 1940
Legend: ♦︎ Interpretive Site
Class 0-5-A Mohawk Locomotive (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Sheridan Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Cabin in Sheridan (approx. 0.9 miles away); General George Crook (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Sheridan County Museum at the western edge of the parking lot. Request a Black Diamonds Trail brochure at the museum or visitors center.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
The Black Diamond Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2015
3. The Black Diamond Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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