Encampment, Wyoming Historical

Encampment, Wyoming Historical (HM1STI)

Location: Encampment, WY 82325 Carbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 12.684', W 106° 47.274'

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(Grand Encampment)

—Elevation 7,323 feet —

Gateway to the sites of Ghost Towns of the Copper Country. Once a favorite hunting ground of Prehistoric man, later "Camp le Grand" became a noted rendezvous of Indians and trappers. In 1897 the townsite was laid out by Willis George Emerson and associates; in 1897 Ed Haggarty made his big strike on the Continental Divide. In 1902 during the mining boom, the longest aerial tramway in the world was built to convey ore 16 miles from the great Ferris-Haggarty mine to the smelter at Encampment. In 1908 the industry collapsed. Encampment is now a beef, timber, hunting, fishing and resort center.
Placed ByWyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources
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Date Added Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 350113 N 4563765
Decimal Degrees41.21140000, -106.78790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.684', W 106° 47.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 41.04" N, 106° 47' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 McCaffrey Ave, Encampment WY 82325, US
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