Wyoming, a Guide to Its History, Highways, and People

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Laramie

Railroad Stations: Union Pacific Station, 1st and Kearney Sts., for Union Pacific R.R.; North Park and Western Station, W. end of Fremont St., NW. limits of city, for Laramie, North Park and Western R.R. (Union Pacific).

Bus Stations: Connor Hotel, 3rd St. and Grand Ave., for Interstate Transit Lines (Union Pacific) ; Johnson Hotel, 217 S. 1st St., for Burlington Trailways; Kuster Hotel, 108 Ivinson Ave., for Fort Collins and Walden ( Colorado) Stage Line. Airport: Laramie Municipal, 3.5 m. W. on State 130; no scheduled service.

Taxis: 10¢ upward according to distance and number of passengers. One taxi maintains sightseeing service.

Traffic Regulations: No U turns in business district or on through streets. Speed limit, 25 m.p.h. on through streets, 20 m.p.h. on other streets, strictly enforced. Stop streets: Grand Ave., 2nd St., and University Ave. at 2nd and 3rd Sts.

Accommodations: 6 hotels, 15 tourist camps.

Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 116 S. 2nd St.

Hospital: Ivinson Memorial, Ivinson Ave. and 10th St.

Theaters and Motion Picture Houses. University of Wyoming Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building, occasional local and professional dramatic, operatic, and musical productions; 2 motion-picture houses.

Swimming: Municipal Pool (outdoor), city limits, West Laramie, open 10-4:30; supervised, free.

Tennis: Municipal Court, 7th and Steele Sts., free.

Golf: Laramie Country Club, 3 m. S. on US 287, 18 holes, green fee, 50¢ a day.

Union Pacific Athletic Club, 2 m. E. on US 30, 18 holes, greens fee 50¢ a day.

Softball: Rainbow Ave. and 18th St., games played regularly during summer, fee 10¢.

Hockey: Municipal Rink, Park Ave. and 5th St., adults 25¢, children free.

LARAMIE (7,145 alt., 8,609 pop.), seat of the University of Wyoming, is on the east bank of the Laramie River at the southeastern edge of the Laramie Plains. Rows of cottonwoods and poplars bordering the streets are conspicuous against the barren prairie background. Spacious lawns and yards, low-built houses, and wide streets continue within the city the impression of the prairie's wideness. East of the city the Laramie Mountains reach an elevation of approximately 9,000 feet, and day and night temperatures vary from an average high of 77° in summer to an average low of 48°.

A cement factory, an ice-storing plant, a brick and tile kiln, a gypsum refinery, and a timber creosoting plant operate in suburban Laramie, but perennial winds break up the thin wisps of smoke that rise from great jutting smokestacks. There is no hint of industrial activity in downtown Laramie.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • Preface xix
  • Illustrations xxi
  • Maps xxv
  • General Information xxxi
  • Calendar of Annual Events xxxvii
  • PART I - Wyoming: Past and Present 1
  • Contemporary Scene 3
  • Natural Setting 11
  • Archeology and Indians 49
  • History 58
  • Transportation 79
  • Industry, Commerce and Labor 90
  • Agriculture 98
  • Education 109
  • Sports and Recreation 117
  • Folklore and Folkways 122
  • Literature 127
  • The Theater 137
  • Music 147
  • Art 155
  • Architecture 161
  • Part II - Cities 171
  • Casper 173
  • Cheyenne 183
  • Laramie 195
  • Sheridan 206
  • PART III - Tours 215
  • Tour 1 217
  • Tour 2a 251
  • Tour 2c 253
  • Tour 3 267
  • Tour 4a 292
  • Tour 4b 300
  • Tour 6 318
  • Tour 6a 339
  • Tour 7a 341
  • Tour 8 350
  • Tour 9 356
  • Tour 10 367
  • Tour 11 380
  • Yellowstone National Park 392
  • PART IV - Appendices 439
  • Chronology 441
  • Bibliography 449
  • Glossary 459
  • 1940 - Census Figures 467
  • Index 469
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