The Castle Historical

The Castle Historical (HM1UU3)

Location: Hartville, WY 82215 Platte County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 19.265', W 104° 46.998'

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The Castle is the largest and most complex picnic shelter in Guernsey State Park. Although the shelter looks like a stronghold, it is easily accessible.
The log and stone structure was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid-1930s as a part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to provide jobs and conserve the environment. The workmanship in this and other CCC structures around the park are exceptional* especially when you consider that most of the material was hand crafted.
The arch in the west end of the structure frames a scenic view of Laramie Peak. Another arch in the museum also provides a view of the peak.
*Originally the roof was made of hand split shake shingles. It was later replaced by asphalt shingles similar to other structures in the park.
Vandalism has become a major threat to these historic structures. Use them wisely and leave them for your children's and grandchildren's pleasure.
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HM NumberHM1UU3
Placed ByWyoming State Parks and Historic Sites
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 517856 N 4685449
Decimal Degrees42.32108333, -104.78330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.265', W 104° 46.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 15.9" N, 104° 46' 59.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Castle Dr, Hartville WY 82215, US
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