Friday, February 26, 2016

Sweetwater County Wyoming World War Two Memorial


This is the Sweetwater  County memorial to Sweetwater County residents who served in World War Two. The name of everyone who served in the war is found on the memorial, with those who died listed in a separate part of the memorial stone.

The memorial is located in Rock Springs, which is not the country seat, that location being Green River, which is just a few miles away.

The artillery piece is a M1 57mm anti tank gun.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ft. Halleck-Ft. Laramie Road, Rock River Wyoming.

A memorial just north of Rock River Wyoming commemorating the Frontier era Ft. Halleck to Ft. Laramie Road in southern Wyoming.

Lowell O'Bryan Memorial, University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming.

This is the monument to Lowell O'Bryan at the University of Wyoming.  O'Bryan was a University of Wyoming student who was topping off horses that were to be used in a celebration to greet incoming University President Arthur G. Crane when one of the horses broke and headed towards a fence and a group of students.  O'Bryan, an experienced rider, went to dismount the horse and turn it while it was breaking, which was experienced at doing, but the saddle slipped and he was thrown under the horse, receiving fatal injuries as a result.  O'Bryan's 1922 death was memorialized by this feature, which is a drinking fountain of an unusual design.

O'Bryan might also be commemorated in the murals that were formerly in the student lounge and which are now in the west ballroom of the Student Union, although that is not clear.  Several different figures in the murals may depict O'Bryan.

The lamps shown here are near the fountain are not part of its design, but rather were placed in that location in front of Old Main in 1911.