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GEM of the West

Grand Encampment Museum recognized by True West magazine for 2021


January 6, 2021

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Visitors make their way along the boardwalk at Grand Encampment Museum during the 2018 Living History Days.

When visiting the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming it can be easy to see why it is the pride of the town. With historical buildings and replicas ranging from the two-story outhouse to the decommissioned United States Forest Service fire watch tower, a stroll along the boardwalk can truly immerse a visitor in the history of the area.

It is not by accident, either, that the Grand Encampment Museum is often called the GEM. While it is obviously an anagram of the museum's name, it also is a reminder that the town of Grand Encampment was once the "Gem of Wyoming" and had been under...

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