Battle, Wyoming

Battle History

Established in 1898, the town of Battle was one of the earliest settlements in the Encampment district. Located on the wagon road between the Ferris-Haggarty mine and the town of Encampment, this was a freighting stop and a place for rest and revelry for the teamsters and miners of the district.

The completion of the Southern Wyoming Tramway in 1902 greatly reduced the number of freight teams coming through the town. Between the loss of ore teams and the general decline of the district, the town was largely abandoned by 1905. A post office operated here from 1898 to 1905

Grand Encampment: A Wyoming Copper District

Grand Encampment district Wyoming

The Encampment district is notable for the sixteen-mile-long aerial tram that linked the mill and smelter at the town of Encampment with the Ferris-Haggarty mine. At the time it was completed in 1902 it was the longest aerial tramway in the world. This article examines the history and mining towns of this Wyoming copper district. Continue reading... (members only content)

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