ⓘ Glenrock, Wyoming

                                     

ⓘ Glenrock, Wyoming

Glenrock, known as Deer Creek Station, had its beginning as a mail and stage station along the Oregon Trail. The station served as a stopping point along the trail and was a vital supply point for thousands of emigrants as they traveled westward. A significant number of industries were established after 1889 and expanded the growth and economy of many communities like Glenrock in central Wyoming.

September 27, 1923 – near Glenrock, Wyoming, soon after the washout of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad bridge over Cole Creek, a passenger train fell into a washout, in killing 30 of the trains 66 passengers. This is the worst train accident in the history of Wyomings.