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Smile!

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Smile!

Entertaining myself at the Wyoming Tourism Office near the junction of Interstates 25 and 80. They have a bit of a museum there and a modern large building powered by solar energy. If you want free maps and brochures this is a quick stop.

Ames Monument

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Ames Monument

You’ve probably never seen this 60-foot tall monument in Wyoming off of Interstate 80. It was built by two brothers who were Union Pacific Railroad financiers during the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad (completed in 1869). The monument was originally built next to where the railroad tracks were to be located. The monument was built and the planned tracks were moved south. So today it’s located between Interstate 80 and the railroad tracks…out of site from both. I read about it “Nothing Like it in the World” by Stephen Ambrose. Had to see the monument built where few go out of their way to see it.