Tie Siding, Wyoming
Tie Siding, Wyoming
Tie Siding in 2014.
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Tie Siding is a tiny unincorporated community in far southeastern Albany County, in southeastern Wyoming, United States, approximately eighteen miles south of Laramie, and eight miles north of the Colorado border. It is located at latitude 41.080N and longitude -105.506W, at an elevation of 7,694 ft. The population is very small, and Tie Siding was not counted as a census-designated place in the 2010 Census.
Tie Siding was strategically located at the site by the early western railroad companies to service the expansion of rail systems in the West from the late 1860s until the early 1900s. The small community interacted with nearby Colorado railroad towns, such as Virginia Dale, LaPorte and Pingree Park.
In 1886, Edward Ivinson, a wealthy Laramie investment banker and dry goods merchant, got off a train when it made a stop in Tie Siding to take on water, and decided he wanted to build a house and a hospital here. Instead, however, he later returned to Laramie, a few miles to the north, and built a large mansion-house for himself there, on what later would be named Ivinson Street in his honor.
Completed in 1892, the Ivinson Mansion still exists today as the largest house in Laramie, where in 2015 it was being used as a museum. It had been Ivinson's intention to seek election in 1892, as governor of the newly created state of Wyoming, admitted to the Union in 1890, and to make his mansion the Wyoming governor's residence. He also hoped to have Laramie designated as the state capital. Ivinson did not win the gubernatorial election, however, and Cheyenne, instead of Laramie, became Wyoming's capital.
Tie Siding today
- US 287 - north-south route through Tie Siding, running north to Laramie, and south to the Colorado border.
- County Road 31 - Cherokee Park Rd., runs southwest from Tie Siding to the Colorado border.
- County Road 222 - Hermosa Rd., runs northeast from Tie Siding to Interstate 80.
- County Road 231 - Dale Creek Rd., runs east from Tie Siding to Buford.
- County Road 316 - Sportsman Lake Rd., runs west from Tie Siding to Sand Creek Rd.
- Wyoming Tales & Trails, "The Founding of Laramie".
- "Ivinson Family History", Laramie Plains Museum Association.
- "Saving the Mansion", Laramie Plains Museum Assoc.
- "History of the City of Laramie", Laramie Plains Museum Assoc.
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