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Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
1. Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence Marker
Inscription. Floyd and Edna Young, residents of Wyoming for over 65 years, created the inner fence that surrounds Engine No. 1242. Floyd was a Union Pacific Engineer of this locomotive, Engine No. 1242, prior to its retirement and final move to Cheyenne in 1954.
Between the years of 1965-1975, Floyd and Edna often walked the original Union Pacific tracks (built in 1867-1868) from the eastern border of Wyoming (Pine Bluffs) to the western of Wyoming (Evanston). During these walks they collected hundreds of western relics. In 1970, with the help of their son. Floyd Jr., they began to assemble these relics, welding them into sections of fence. The last piece of fence was completed prior to Floyd's death in September 1977.
This fence originally surrounded Floyd and Edna's home in Laramie. The fence, railroad switches, marker sign, railroad crossing, and engraved sidewalks were generously donated to the Botanic Garden by their three sons, Floyd E. Young, Jr., Alvin L. Young, and Richard S. Young in memory and in honor of their parents, to all who were part of the railroad community and those who make their living working on the railroad.
 
Location. 41° 9.465′ N, 104° 49.956′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker can be reached from Lions
Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
2. Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence Marker
Park Drive near Carey Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4603 Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne WY 82001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific Steam Engine #1242 (a few steps from this marker); The Trails (Part I) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (Part II) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trails (Part II) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (Part I) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trails (Part III) (about 300 feet away); Early Cheyenne Reservoir (about 600 feet away); Fort Laramie Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
More about this marker. Union Pacific Locomotive #1242 is located in Lions Park.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
3. Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence
Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
4. Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence
Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
5. Floyd and Edna Young Folk Art Fence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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