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Old 09-06-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Okay, I have a couple of questions. One I'm sure you all will get rather quickly, but the other one is one I doubt most, if any, of you will know, so if anyone gets it I will truely be amazed.

The first question counts for your turn if you answer correctly, the second question will really show you know a lot about WY history and trivia and I will galdly bow at your feet.

1.) What is Isa Lake best known for?

2.) Who did all of the taxidermy work that was done in the late 1800's - early 1900's that was/is displayed in the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, WY?
I think I can get the first half. Isa Lake is unusual because it drains into both the Pacific and the Atlantic?

Just can't find the second one. I've got 3 different books open and none of them say who did the Taxidermy work.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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I think I can get the first half. Isa Lake is unusual because it drains into both the Pacific and the Atlantic?

Just can't find the second one. I've got 3 different books open and none of them say who did the Taxidermy work.
Well you got the first question correct. Isa Lake drains both into the Pacific and the Atlantic. The West drainage goes to the Atlantic and the East drainage goes to the Pacific so everything drains/runs backwards.

As far as the second question goes, that is going to be a tough one. I only know it because it was my great great grandfather who was the taxidermist. He took up the occupation of taxidermy and photography in and around Buffalo after he lost a leg in a wagon accident. He also gaurded the couthouse against being attacked by the Texans during the Johnson County War.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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This is going to be a tough one.

What year was the Post office established in Carneyville Wyoming and what happened to it?
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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This is going to be a tough one.

What year was the Post office established in Carneyville Wyoming and what happened to it?
It was established in November of 1904 and in January of 1921 it became Kleenburn Post office and then was discontinued as a post office all together in August of 1933.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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It was established in November of 1904 and in January of 1921 it became Kleenburn Post office and then was discontinued as a post office all together in August of 1933.
Damnit man... I thought I had a tough one.

You got it! Good job. I figured by picking a town that was no longer there and had turned into another town that is no longer there, it would be tough. Silly me.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Damnit man... I thought I had a tough one.

You got it! Good job. I figured by picking a town that was no longer there and had turned into another town that is no longer there, it would be tough. Silly me.
Ha,ha, you forget that I live in Sheridan and I know a little something about the area between Ranchester and Sheridan.

Okay, What are the tallest buildings in WY? How tall are they and where are they located? (3 part question)
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Ha,ha, you forget that I live in Sheridan and I know a little something about the area between Ranchester and Sheridan.

Okay, What are the tallest buildings in WY? How tall are they and where are they located? (3 part question)
According to some sources, Mcintire Hall and White Hall, at 200 feet tall, are the tallest buildings in Wyoming. They are residential units for students at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Other sources cite the Jim Bridger Power Plant as being the tallest building, though that would be the stacks they are referrring to. They are about twice as high as the dorms at UW, though I haven't been able to find the actual height in feet.
Edit: I forgot to mention that the power plant is near Rock Springs in Sweetwater County.

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Old 09-07-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Mcintire Hall and White Hall, at 200 feet tall, are the tallest buildings in Wyoming. They are residential units for students at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
What about the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County. 24 stories. It's the tallest building in the state.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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What about the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County. 24 stories. It's the tallest building in the state.
Immediately after posting my original response, I realized this and edited my post, probably about the same time you posted this. You are correct, if you count "stacks" as buildings.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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According to some sources, Mcintire Hall and White Hall, at 200 feet tall, are the tallest buildings in Wyoming. They are residential units for students at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Other sources cite the Jim Bridger Power Plant as being the tallest building, though that would be the stacks they are referrring to. They are about twice as high as the dorms at UW, though I haven't been able to find the actual height in feet.
Edit: I forgot to mention that the power plant is near Rock Springs in Sweetwater County.
The Halls at UW are the buildings I was refering too. The Jim Bridger Power Plant is a structure and I think that it is even shorter than the Coast Guard antenna located near Gillette. It stands 700 feet tall.

Now it's your turn to ask away.
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