Tag Archives: Wyoming

Capitol Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming

This image is an illustration of the grand approach to the main entrance of the Wyoming State Capitol, located in Cheyenne.

Sanborn Souvenir Co., Denver, Colo.

The description states:

Wyoming State Capitol Building. Wyoming was admitted to the Union in 1890 and was the first state to give the women the right to vote.

–The building was constructed over four years, and was started before Wyoming was admitted as a state.

This card was used and is dated 3 July 1948.

El Rancho Motor Lodge and Rose Court, Rock Springs, Wyoming

This card is a complimentary card provided by the hotels’ management to promote their businesses, located at the time on the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

The description states:

TWO FINE MOTELS with 80 Homelike, Quiet, Comfortable Modern Accommodation Units and Tourist Apartment Facilities, Vented Panel Ray Individually Heated, Tiled Tub and Shower Baths, Patio, Play and Picnic Grounds, Separate Truck Parking Lot.




–Neither of these establishments exist today. The card likely dates from the 1940s.

Eagle Rock, Evanston, Wyoming

This image shows the Lincoln Highway as it was when it passed around Eagle Rock, Wyoming. This named landform is not commonly described elsewhere other than this card.

Sanborn Souvenir Co., Denver, Colo.

The description states:

EAGLE ROCK is a prominent point just east of Evanston on the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30). The highway diagonally traverses the whole length of the county and is entirely oil surfaced and is so well maintained that overland travel has not been impaired for a single day in recent winters.

–The description does not identify the exact portion of the landform that is supposed to represent an eagle. It may refer to eagles once present there. Instead, it focusses on the nature of then current  US highway construction, replacing more primitive dirt and gravel roads with thin membrane surface, a design now restricted to low capacity secondary roads.

The postcard likely dates from the 1940s.