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Unthank, Alvah grave, Oregon Trail site of Randy Brown
Vore Buffalo Jump WyomingHeritage.org
W Hill, Laramie, origins of Phil Roberts
Wagon Box Fight Kerry Drake
Wanamaker, Joseph Johanna Wickman
Warm Springs, Oregon Trail site of WyoHistory.org
White Mountain Petroglyphs WyomingHeritage.org
Willow Spring, Oregon Trail site of WyoHistory.org
World War I Memorial, Laramie Kim Viner
Wyoming State Capitol, history of Linda Graves Fabian, Starley Talbott

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Encyclopedia | Cantonment Reno, at the Powder River Crossing of the Bozeman Trail in present Johnson County, was renamed Fort McKinney after the death of Lt. J.A. McKinney in 1876. That site was abandoned in 1878, and the fort’s name moved with the troops to a new site west of present Buffalo, Wyo. The fort closed in 1894, and in 1903 the site was taken over by the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming, which remains in operation there today.
Encyclopedia | The Vore Buffalo Jump, a natural sinkhole where ancient tribes drove bison to butcher them, now lies adjacent to I-90 near Sundance, Wyo., and is open to the public during the summer.
Encyclopedia | The Piedmont Charcoal Kilns southwest of Evanston, Wyo. were built in 1869 to supply charcoal primarily to Utah mining and smelting operations. The town of Piedmont’s location—on the Union Pacific Railroad but near a ready timber supply in the Uinta Mountains—made it a logical spot for the industry. Most of the charcoal was shipped to the Salt Lake valley, and some to Fort Bridger for use in blacksmith forges and heating stoves. Piedmont was a railroad station on the Union Pacific line. Three of the original five kilns remain standing. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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