Jul 18, 2010

A pyramid hidden in the plains of Wyoming

No trains rumble by it and few roads border it, which means not many know about it. But it is there: a pyramid in Wyoming.

And it's not just any pyramid; it is a towering, granite pyramid. It's the Ames Monument in Buford, Wyoming

The pyramid is located a couple miles off of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne where millions of travelers go past it but never see it.

Built in 1882, the Monument honors Oliver and Oakes Ames - two brothers credited with the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

The monument was intended to be views by millions of railroad travelers down through the years.

Originally, the transcontinental railroad passed about 100 yards down the hill from the monument and it was intended that millions of railroad travelers would see the monument.
However, not long after the monument was built, the railroad was moved but the pyramid stayed put.
That's why Wyoming has a pyramid in the middle of nowhere.