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Near Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

“Million Dollar Biffy”

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
1. "Million Dollar Biffy" Marker
Inscription. This massive sandstone and log latrine was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930ís. The structure is 21 feet wide and 42 feet long although it looks larger because of the masses of rock at the corners.

The workmen jokingly named the latrine the “Million Dollar Biffy” because it took so long to finish the project.

The stone for this and other structures around the park was quarried locally. Each of the stones were fitted carefully as evidenced by the structureís excellent condition today.

Roland Pray, Camp Architect drew most of the plans for structures at Guernsey State Park.

Some of the structures vary slightly from the blueprints. Some follow them exactly. Can you find any changes made in the “Biffy?”
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.247′ N, 104° 46.999′ W. Marker is near Guernsey, Wyoming, in Platte County. Marker is on Castle Drive near Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guernsey WY 82214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
2. "Million Dollar Biffy" Marker
The "Million Dollar Biffy" is below.
within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brimmer Point (approx. 1.3 miles away); Guernsey Tunnel No. 2 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Guernsey-Wendover Cutoff (approx. 1.5 miles away); Guernsey State Park Museum (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hartville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guernsey.
 
More about this marker. The Million Dollar Biffy is located in Guernsey State Park of the Castle Drive loop.
 
Also see . . .  The Castle and the Million Dollar 'Biffy' -You Tube. You Tube video. (Submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
3. "Million Dollar Biffy"
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4. "Million Dollar Biffy"
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
5. "Million Dollar Biffy"
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2016
6. "Million Dollar Biffy"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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