The Settled Side of TransportationCheyenne was founded in 1867 as a terminal for the Union Pacific's transcontinental railway through southern Wyoming. The city grew bigger and faster than most rail towns, in part due to nearby U.S. Army Fort D.A. Russell, established in 1867, and a second rail line connecting Denver with Cheyenne in 1870. In fact, the population reached 6,000 before the railroad had even arrived, earning Cheyenne the moniker: Magic City of the Plains. Rampant gambling and violence provided its other, equally appropriate nickname: Hell on Wheels. The gambling ended, but railroads continue to dominate Cheyenne's identity and cityscape. Look east to see freight trains still traveling the tracks from Cheyenne to Denver.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 510168 N 4545248|
|Decimal Degrees||41.05841667, -104.87898333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 3.505', W 104° 52.739'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 3' 30.3" N, 104° 52' 44.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5611 High Plains Road, Cheyenne WY 82007, US|
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