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Photos courtesy of Mike Sinnwell October 2007

Sherman  Wyoming Townsite - Ghost town

The large structure you see in the photos is the Ames Monument. This pyramid like structure was built in 1882 at a cost of $65,000 by the Union Pacific Railroad. It is at the highest point, 8,247 ft, of the original transcontinental railroad.  The monument is a memorial to Oakes and Oliver Ames who were instrumental in the construction of the first coast to coast railroad.

You have to walk the grounds and look for the town as the only thing left to see are foundations, holes in the ground,  and the cemetery. Let your imagination run wild. Then,  if you look closely you can see the old railroad grade and hear the train whistle as the train comes to what was once a lively town. You might get lucky and find where the roundtable once stood.