List of National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming

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The list of National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. There are 24 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Wyoming. The first designated were two on 19 December 1960; the latest was on 20 September 2006.

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Expedition Island
Expedition Island
October 18, 1968
(#68000056)
Green River
41°31′23″N 109°28′16″W / 41.523°N 109.471°W / 41.523; -109.471 (Expedition Island)
Sweetwater Expedition Island is a park in Green River, Wyoming that marks the area where Major John Wesley Powell started an expedition down the Green River and Colorado River in 1871.
2 Fort D.A. Russell
alt=1997 HABS photo
May 15, 1975
(#69000191)
Cheyenne
41°09′59″N 104°51′46″W / 41.166389°N 104.862778°W / 41.166389; -104.862778 (Fort D.A. Russell)
Laramie In 1867, the fort was established to protect workers for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1871, it was base to the Pawnee scout battalion.[3]
3 Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites
Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites
December 19, 1960
(#66000756)
Story
44°31′56″N 106°49′35″W / 44.532222°N 106.826389°W / 44.532222; -106.826389 (Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites)
Johnson Fort Phil Kearny was an outpost of the United States Army that existed in the late 1860s in present-day northeastern Wyoming along the Bozeman Trail.[4]
4 Fort Yellowstone
alt=Photograph of Fort Yellowstone, showing several Army buildings, modern motor vehicles, and the wide-open Yellowstone landscape in the background.
July 31, 2003
(#03001032)
Yellowstone National Park
44°58′30″N 110°41′53″W / 44.975°N 110.698056°W / 44.975; -110.698056 (Fort Yellowstone)
Park Fort Yellowstone is a former United States Army base created in 1888 to guard the park. It became administrative headquarters of Yellowstone National Park.[5]
5 Heart Mountain Relocation Center
Heart Mountain Relocation Center
September 20, 2006
(#85003167)
Ralston
44°40′18″N 108°56′47″W / 44.671667°N 108.946389°W / 44.671667; -108.946389 (Heart Mountain Relocation Center)
Park An internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II
6 Horner Site Upload image
January 20, 1961
(#66000758)
Cody
44°33′21″N 108°59′39″W / 44.555833°N 108.994167°W / 44.555833; -108.994167 (Horner Site)
Park Non-public archaeological site yielding evidence of a flint tool culture, with occupation dating back to 5000 BC.[6]
7 Independence Rock
alt=Photograph of Independence Rock with sage-steppe vegetation in the foreground and the rock rising high abainst a clear sky.
January 20, 1961
(#66000757)
Casper
42°29′37″N 107°07′46″W / 42.493611°N 107.129444°W / 42.493611; -107.129444 (Independence Rock)
Natrona Independence Rock is a large granite rock, approximately 130 ft (40 m) high, which served as a landmark on the Oregon Trail and California Trail in southwestern Natrona County.[7]
8 Jackson Lake Lodge
alt=Photograph of the Jackson Lake Lodge, a modern structure with many horizontal lines among the vertical trees of Grand Teton National Park.
July 31, 2003
(#03001039)
Grand Teton National Park
43°52′39″N 110°34′36″W / 43.8775°N 110.576667°W / 43.8775; -110.576667 (Jackson Lake Lodge)
Teton Designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and completed in 1955, the lodge built in International style represents a break from the traditional rustic style of architecture used by the National Park Service.
9 Lake Guernsey State Park
1974 HABS photo
September 25, 1997
(#80004051)
Guernsey
42°18′14″N 104°46′10″W / 42.303889°N 104.769444°W / 42.303889; -104.769444 (Lake Guernsey State Park)
Platte Model Civilian Conservation Corps-built state park buildings and structures
10 Medicine Mountain
Medicine Mountain
August 29, 1970
(#69000184)
Lovell
44°49′32″N 107°55′15″W / 44.82555555555556°N 107.92083333333333°W / 44.82555555555556; -107.92083333333333 (Medicine Mountain)
Big Horn Site of a native American medicine wheel, used for healing and religious purposes
11 Murie Ranch Historic District
alt=Estes Cabin, Murie Ranch
February 17, 2006
(#98001039)
Grand Teton National Park[8]
43°39′02″N 110°43′37″W / 43.650556°N 110.726944°W / 43.650556; -110.726944 (Murie Ranch Historic District)
Teton A group of several cabins in Grand Teton National Park that were owned by naturalist Olaus Murie, his wife Margaret Murie and scientist Adolph Murie and his wife Louise in the 1940s.
12 Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums
alt=Exterior photograph of the Fishing Bridge Museum, showing the rustic log construction.
May 28, 1987
(#87001445)
Yellowstone National Park
44°43′27″N 110°42′21″W / 44.72424°N 110.70578°W / 44.72424; -110.70578 (Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums)
Teton and Park Three "trailside museums" in National Park Service Rustic style within Yellowstone National Park
13 Obsidian Cliff
alt=Obsidian Cliff
June 19, 1996
(#96000973)
Yellowstone National Park
44°49′08″N 110°43′40″W / 44.8189°N 110.7278°W / 44.8189; -110.7278 (Obsidian Cliff)
Park An exposure of obsidian (volcanic glass). It was a notable source of lithic materials for prehistoric peoples.
14 Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn
May 28, 1987
(#73000226)
Yellowstone National Park
44°27′28″N 110°49′49″W / 44.45784°N 110.83031°W / 44.45784; -110.83031 (Old Faithful Inn)
Teton National Park Service architecture
15 Oregon Trail Ruts
Oregon Trail Ruts
May 23, 1966
(#66000761)
Guernsey
42°15′22″N 104°44′58″W / 42.256111°N 104.749444°W / 42.256111; -104.749444 (Oregon Trail Ruts)
Platte One half mile long section of Oregon Trail, worn 2–6 feet into sandstone ridge
16 J. C. Penney Historic District
J. C. Penney Historic District
June 2, 1978
(#78002830)
Kemmerer
41°47′41″N 110°32′09″W / 41.794722°N 110.535833°W / 41.794722; -110.535833 (J. C. Penney Historic District)
Lincoln Buildings associated with James Cash Penney's founding of J. C. Penney department store chain here.
17 Sheridan Inn
HABS photo
January 29, 1964
(#66000762)
Sheridan
44°48′25″N 106°57′12″W / 44.80683°N 106.95333°W / 44.80683; -106.95333 (Sheridan Inn)
Sheridan Inn operated by Buffalo Bill Cody
18 South Pass
South Pass, seen from the west looking eastward towards Pacific Springs
January 20, 1961
(#66000754)
South Pass City
42°22′12″N 108°54′49″W / 42.37°N 108.913611°W / 42.37; -108.913611 (South Pass)
Fremont This was the easiest crossing point of the Continental Divide during the 19th century, serving American pioneers, fur traders, and miners. The access it offered to the Pacific Northwest greatly strengthened the U.S. claim to that region.
19 Tom Sun Ranch
Tom Sun Ranch
December 19, 1960
(#66000753)
Casper
42°26′36″N 107°13′06″W / 42.443333°N 107.218333°W / 42.443333; -107.218333 (Tom Sun Ranch)
Carbon and Natrona Tom Sun Ranch was a typical medium-sized ranching operation of the open range period in the 1870s-80s. Tom Sun was a French-Canadian cattleman and frontiersman.
20 Swan Land and Cattle Company Headquarters
1974 HABS photo
July 19, 1964
(#66000760)
Chugwater
41°45′17″N 104°49′10″W / 41.754828°N 104.819328°W / 41.754828; -104.819328 (Swan Land and Cattle Company Headquarters)
Platte The surviving buildings include the ranchhouse, barn, and commissary, for this company organized in Scotland in 1883.[9]
21 Union Pacific Railroad Depot
HABS photo
February 15, 2006
(#73001934)
Cheyenne
41°07′54″N 104°48′51″W / 41.131667°N 104.814167°W / 41.131667; -104.814167 (Union Pacific Railroad Depot)
Laramie Railroad depot and related buildings.
22 Upper Green River Rendezvous Site
Upper Green River Rendezvous Site
November 5, 1961
(#66000763)
Daniel
42°52′21″N 110°02′20″W / 42.872505°N 110.038819°W / 42.872505; -110.038819 (Upper Green River Rendezvous Site)
Sublette Location of several Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, a 1,200 acres (490 ha) site on the Green River
23 Wapiti Ranger Station
Wapiti Ranger Station.
May 23, 1963
(#66000759)
Wapiti
44°27′50″N 109°36′58″W / 44.46388°N 109.61613°W / 44.46388; -109.61613 (Wapiti Ranger Station)
Park First U.S. Forest Service ranger station
24 Wyoming State Capitol
Wyoming State Capitol
May 4, 1987
(#73001935)
Cheyenne
41°08′23″N 104°49′12″W / 41.13983°N 104.81992°W / 41.13983; -104.81992 (Wyoming State Capitol)
Laramie Current state capitol building

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  3. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-842.
  4. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-565.
  5. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-32**.
  6. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-567.
  7. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-566.
  8. ^ National Park Service (2007). "Murie Ranch - National Park Week: National Register of Historic Places Celebrates National Park". Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  9. ^ NPS webpage, March 2009: NPS-gov-569.

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