Carbon County owes much of its early history to the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad gave names to unnamed places as it laid tracks westward over the Rocky Mountains that would eventually become the Trans-Continental Railroad. Well ahead of those tracks were Army surveyors laying out the route and marking the waterholes the great steam-locomotives would need to fill their empty tanks.
The Dixon Town Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Dixon Town Hall was originally constructed to house the Stockgrowers Bank of Dixon in 1916. Since the dissolution of the bank, the building served as a soda fountain in the early 1940s, a small mercantile in the late 1940s, the meeting hall of the local Little Snake River Veterans of Foreign Wars post, and as the local town hall.
Tucked away in southwestern Wyoming, the Red Desert remains one of the last high-desert ecosystems in North America. The Red Desert encompasses more than eight million acres of public lands that contain many unique things. Among its inhabitants are the world's largest herd of desert elk, 50,000 pronghorn antelope, historic landmarks, rare plant species and primitive rock art.
While you are in Baggs make sure to check out the Old Bank Bar. This building is on the National Historic Register and is located on old main street. This building once served as the bank in Baggs and later served as a bar.
RAWLINS UPLIFT This unique geological formation displays a wide array of geological features within a compact area. Located within a four to five mile radius of Rawlins, the uplift displays exposures of formations ranging from the Archean Era (2600 M) to the Tertiary and Quaternary Periods.
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