If These 12 Buildings In Wyoming Could Talk... Oh The Stories They Would Tell
There are some hauntingly beautiful old abandoned buildings in Wyoming that once played a very important role in forming the heartbeat of our communities.Time has passed and life has moved on, leaving behind these deserted but not forgotten threads to the past. Oh, if these buildings could only talk…the stories they would tell.
1. Power Plant In Cheyenne
This amazing building is an old abandoned power plant in Cheyenne. Years ago this served as a workplace for many, now the only thing congregating there are the feral cats
2. Granger Stage Station
This was the Granger Stage Station that was constructed in 1862 on the Overland Trail. Wells Fargo purchased it in 1866 but it was abandoned shortly after the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
3. Bosler Consolidated School
The hallways of this school were once filled with the sound of school children. The Bosler Consolidated School was built on the premise that there would be future development in the town. Unfortunately, that never happened. The last class to graduate was in 1983.
4. Chugwater Hotel
This once beautiful hotel was established in 1918. The inside once had polished wood floors, old paintings and vintage decor. Chugwater Hotel closed around 1985.
5. Gas Station, Garage And Water Tower Without Tank In Jay Em
Jay Em for the most part is an old abandoned ghost town. The site of the town was a watering hole on the old Texas Trail.
6. Tumble Inn In Powder River
Tumble Inn is a rather interesting name for this abandoned cafe. This must have been some kind of steak place.
7. Old Auto Court Motel
This is the old Auto Court Motel located along Lincoln Highway in Bosler. The motel dates back to the 1920s.
8. Abandoned Cabin In Miner's Delight
Miner's Delight prospered during the mining boom of the American West. Today, only a few buildings are still standing that serve as a reminder of Wyoming's past.
9. Service Station Between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs
This neglected service station sits in a field somewhere between Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs. Back in the day, residents of nearby towns probably enjoyed meeting up here and hanging out.
10. John Moulton Barn
What started out as a homestead ended up as a symbol of Jackson Hole. Land that was once inhabited by the Moulton family was eventually sold to the National Park Service and became one of the most photographed barns in America.
11. Hotel In Kirwin
Kirwin was an old mining town and the site of a cabin that was being built for Amelia Earhart when she disappeared. Pictured is a dilapidated hotel that once housed visitors to the town.
12. Smith Mansion
This whimsical house was once full of life when the Smith family lived there. Francis Lee Smith, an engineer, endlessly built the house for his family. Now, the rambling house sits vacant void of the family scene that once played out here.
How many of these do you remember from the past?
For other abandoned places, check out
18 Abandoned Places In Wyoming That Nature Is Reclaiming.
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