Near Rawlins in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Rawlins Paint Mines
The now abandoned mines were located in the rock outcrops located a mile to the south of this sign. Some of the mined hematite was used as a "barn red" paint pigment noted for its durability and covering qualities. This popular "Rawlins Red" enjoyed the distinction of being selected in 1893, as paint for the newly constructed Brooklyn Bridge. Hundreds of tons of ore were extracted annually between 1879 and 1886, and the paint made from it was used all across the country on a wide variety of building and structures.
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources.
Location. 41° 49.402′ N, 107° 13.858′ W. Marker is near Rawlins, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on U.S. 287 near Gun Club Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rawlins WY 82301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming State Penitentiary (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Daley Flagpole (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rawlins (approx. 2½ miles away); Rawlins Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Parco Inn (approx. 6.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.