Grand Encampment

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For centuries, people have come to the Grand Encampment valley to fish, hunt, and enjoy the cool mountain weather. Fur trappers and traders gave the region its name, calling it Camp le Grande. During the 1897 copper mining boom, Camp le Grande became Grand Encampment when a townsite company gave birth to the Grand Encampment Copper District. Mining brought a flood of people to the area and spawned the town of Grand Encampment. The mining boom was an economic bonanza for the region during a 10-year period from 1897 to 1908. The miners were not alone as ranchers had already patented homesteads and were raising cattle and crops prior to the discovery of copper.
ISBN: 9780738588827
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wyoming
Series: Images of America
Images: 222
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Candy Moulton and Terry A. Del Bene are independent historians. Candy is a native of Encampment, Wyoming, and has published 13 books. Terry is an anthropologist and archaeologist and has published three books. In this volume, the hardy folks who lived and worked in the Grand Encampment area—from its earliest development to the present—are captured in photographs from all eras and in places throughout the Grand Encampment valley. These images come from private and public collections.
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