Rambler, Wyoming

Rambler, Wyoming ca. 1900-1910
Rambler, Wyoming ca. 1900-1910

Rambler History

Rambler may be the oldest town in the Encampment district, but the period prior to the Rudefeha mine is poorly documented. The town was located adjacent to the Doane-Rambler mine which was producing as early as 1895. At what date a settlement first appeared here is not known, but some sources show photos here as early as 1897.

Rambler had its best year after the mining rush to the area following the Redufeha discovery in 1897. The town had a post office from 1900 to 1910

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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