“Iron-Horse Trails: A Brief History of Wyoming’s Railroads”

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July 22, 2018

Price

Free

Times

1 p.m.

Location

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Address

1501 N Poplar St Casper, WY 82601

Contact

NHTIC

Description

Join NHTIC volunteer Bob King during “Iron-Horse Trails: A Brief History of Wyoming’s Railraods” at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Due to the Union Pacific’s role in construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, UP was granted ownership of lands across almost 500 miles of what would become Laramie, Albany, Carbon, Sweetwater, and Uinta Counties in Wyoming. This land grant, resulting in what would be referred to as the “Checkerboard Lands,” has played a significant role in the growth and economy of Wyoming.

The NHTIC proudly presents a summer of afternoon programs on pioneer and Wyoming history. These short interpretive programs, ranging from 20 to 45 minutes, are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the NHTIC by calling (307) 261-7780.

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