Browse Articles about Transportation
|Three Crossings, Oregon Trail landmark on the Sweetwater River||WyoHistory.org|
|Tie Flume, Tongue River||Rebecca Hein|
|Tie Flume, Warm Spring Canyon||Robert and Elizabeth Rosenberg|
|Tongue River Tie Flume||Rebecca Hein|
|Trails across Wyoming: The Oregon, Mormon Pioneer and California Routes||Terry A. Del Bene|
|Train wreck, Cole Creek||Lori Van Pelt|
|Transcontinental motor convoy, 1919||Lori Van Pelt|
|U.S. Airmail in Wyoming||Steve Wolff|
|Union Pacific in Wyoming, The||Gregory Nickerson|
|United Airlines Flight 409, 1955 crash of||Thaddeus Mast|
Encyclopedia | Green River, Wyo., on its namesake river and on the Union Pacific Railroad, began as a stage station. After the U.P. relocated switching and roundhouse operations there in the early 1870s, the Green River rail yard became one of the busiest in the nation. Since the early 1900s, this county seat of Sweetwater County has weathered many booms and busts of nearby oil, gas and trona development, with the railroad and county government steadying its economy all the while.
Encyclopedia | Bill Carlisle robbed passengers on the Union Pacific Railroad three times in 1916 and once more in 1919, after escaping from the state penitentiary in a box of shirts. In 1936 he was paroled and opened a café and tourist court in Laramie, and later wrote a book about his remarkable life.
Encyclopedia | Register Cliff, near present Guernsey, Wyo., is one of three large “registers of the desert” in Wyoming where Oregon-, California- and Utah-bound emigrants carved their names on rock. Many of the inscriptions are from the peak years of Oregon Trail travel in the 1840s and 1850s. The area close to Register Cliff was the first night’s camp west of Fort Laramie. Today, this site is a National Historic Site.
Encyclopedia | Ruts carved two to six feet deep in a sandstone ridge on the south side of the North Platte River about a half mile south of Guernsey, Wyo., provide striking physical evidence of the route followed by hundreds of thousands of westbound emigrants the Oregon Trail during the years 1841-1869.