Tracks Across Wyoming will preserve, interpret
and celebrate Wyoming's historic resources, natural beauty, quality
of life and spirit. With first class authentic preservation and interpretation
of historic sites, the corridor will be an exciting tourism experience,
with opportunities for visitors to learn about the rich history and
culture of southern Wyoming. The cooperative effort among communities
will improve the image of the southern area of Wyoming and will improve
economic stability for the region.
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Tracks Across Wyoming, Inc.
1200 Main Street
Evanston, Wyoming 82930
The Tracks Across Wyoming Corridor stretches 400 miles across
Southern Wyoming, following the route of the original transcontinental
railroad. All but one of the seven major communities along the corridor
were railroad towns, established when the union Pacific progressed through
Wyoming from 1867-68. The corridor runs through six counties: Laramie,
Albany, Carbon, Sweetwater, Lincoln and Uinta.
The corridor is a significant historic
transportation route containing rich resources from Wyoming's past.
Prehistoric animals roamed the expanse, the mountain men explored the
region and historic trails (Oregon, Overland, Mormon and Pony Express)
crossed the landscape. Fossils, stage stops, railroad depots, roundhouses,
seven National Register downtown areas, mining and timber camps and
historic ranches all tell the story of the exploration and settlement
of the state. The Old Lincoln Highway, Route 30, and today's Interstate
80 connect the resources of the auto age. Present day mines, oil fields,
commercial areas, modern public facilities, and our people continue
Many communities in Wyoming are looking to tourism as a source
of economic development. While one community alone may not be able to
attract visitors on a large scale, by banding together we can create
a regional attraction. Citizens of Southern Wyoming recognized the potential
in developing a heritage corridor, which could become a tourist destination.
The corridor area is undeveloped, with virtually intact historic and
natural resources and a varied, beautiful landscape. Communities are
well spaced which make them convenient stops along the 400-mile stretch
of corridor. Each community has exciting features with the potential
of developing additional attractions. Tracks Across Wyoming will showcase
each community's assets, resources and character while promoting the
region as a whole.