Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rawlins, Wyoming

It's funny how sometimes great minds think alike. Major Pepperidge over at Gorillas Don't Blog posted a few great pictures of this town today. Huh !!! Incredible coincidence !!! What are the odds?

Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming. It was named for Union General John Aaron Rawlins, who camped in the locality in 1867.

Panorama view of Rawlins, from Monument Hill - Cattle and oil metropolis of the plains and long a tourist center. Located in South Central Wyoming on the Lincoln Highway "U.S. 30" and U.S. 287.

1960's Plastichrome Postcard published by Geo. Mc Co., Box 7146, Murray, Utah. (This guy must be the pre-cursor to the McPostcard chain of stores we all know and love today!)

3 comments:

customtrains.org said...

Rawlins is a great town on the Union Pacific. I have been there many times between Cheyenne and Green River.

Chiana_Chat said...

Anyone have any vintage pics of Rawlins, Wyoming by any chance?

;-p

Major Pepperidge said...

I Google-mapped Rawlins yesterday; it's not quite as cute as it appears in the 1950's and 60's. Neat postcard!