The Cheyenne Depot

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Twenty years after Cheyenne was founded by Union Pacific, the city had outgrown its three-room board-and-batten depot and began to lobby for a new, grander building that better represented the lustrous community. Union Pacific agreed, and in 1886, construction began on the lavish three-story passenger depot and headquarters for the division. The Cheyenne Union Pacific Depot, designated a national historic landmark in 2006, endures proudly as a symbol of the Magic City and the lasting partnership between the city and the railroad that build it. It continues to serve as Cheyenne’s gathering place, a center of activism, and an enduring symbol of the city itself. While the state capitol just down the street stands as a symbol for the state of Wyoming, the Union Pacific Depot belongs to Cheyenne alone.
ISBN: 9781467105316
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wyoming
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 170
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A Wyoming native, Ashley Page has a master of arts in public history. The Cheyenne Depot Museum now serves as a steward of the landmark, maintaining the building and keeping its legacy alive with community events throughout the year. The photographs in this book can be found in the gallery of the museum and have been collected from the Wyoming State Archives, the Union Pacific Museum, and private collectors.
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