Wind Mill, Laramie City
circa 1868
10 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.4 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"51 1/2 125 [125 crossed out] Wind Mil [illegible] aramie City" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

51 1/2 Wind Mill Laramie City (Scratched on negative). Buildings, train and men also in view. "Water was in scant supply on the Wyoming plains, and a monumental windmill and water tank had been erected at Laramie as part of the large rail complex building. In the background is the proud twenty-stall roundhouse, behind it, the new machine shop. Both were built of stone brought in from Rock Creek, fifty miles to the west.

Her crew had brought brass-bound and newly painted "No. 80" out for the picture taking. A 4-4-0 "American" type, she was typical of the road engines used during construction. Her tender is filled with wood. The coalfields of Wyoming lie many miles beyond." (Barry B. Combs, "Westward to Promontory."

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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