ⓘ Encampment, Wyoming

                                     

ⓘ Encampment, Wyoming

Known also as Grand Encampment", this town along the Colorado-Wyoming border was, at the turn of the twentieth century, a booming center of copper mining and smelting. At one point a sixteen-mile tramway was built to carry copper ore from the mountains into the town for smelting. This steam powered tramway was, at the time, the longest in the world. A sharp drop in copper prices and disastrous fires drove the mining company into bankruptcy. Mining operations ceased in the early twentieth century. A large sawmill operated in the town between 1950 and 1998.

The Grand Museum, camp is camp. It emphasizes the production of copper, the breeding, the history of logging in the area. It includes over 15 historic buildings and thousands of interesting objects. The research library is located in the main gallery, Culleton information center Doc.