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Pyramid and Lincoln in the Desert, Laramie, Wyoming

Leave the I-80 freeway and drive out a dirt road into the desert. Presently you see this ahead:

A pyramid built as a memorial to the Ames Brothers (not the singing group from the 40s - these were people involved in financing construction of the transcontinental railroad.)

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The plaque on this pyramid, featuring an Ames brother, was designed by the artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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Once there was a town, Sherman, WY, there. Now there is only the desert in this view from the base of the pyramid.

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A few miles away, along the freeway, is this statue of Abraham Lincoln. He doesn't look too happy to be bricked up....

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Links: Roadside America on the pyramid
Wyoming State Preservation Office
Roadside America's Lincoln statue page