Tie Siding, Wyoming

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Tie Siding, Wyoming
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Tie Siding in 2014.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Albany
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
82084

Tie Siding is a tiny unincorporated community in far southeastern Albany County, in southeastern Wyoming, United States, approximately eighteen miles south of Laramie, and eight miles north of the Colorado border. It is located at latitude 41.080N and longitude -105.506W, at an elevation of 7,694 ft. The population is very small, and Tie Siding was not counted as a census-designated place in the 2010 Census.

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History

Tie Siding was strategically located at the site by the early western railroad companies to service the expansion of rail systems in the West from the late 1860s until the early 1900s. The small community interacted with nearby Colorado railroad towns, such as Virginia Dale, LaPorte and Pingree Park. [1]

In 1886, Edward Ivinson, a wealthy Laramie investment banker and dry goods merchant, got off a train when it made a stop in Tie Siding to take on water, and decided he wanted to build a house and a hospital here.[ citation needed ] Instead, he later returned to Laramie, a few miles to the north, and built the Ivinson Mansion for himself in 1892 on what later would be named Ivinson Street. [2] [3]

As of 2015, the Tie Siding site consists of only a combination flea market and post office.

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References

  1. Wyoming Tales & Trails, "The Founding of Laramie". Retrieved 2015-07-06
  2. "Ivinson Family History", Laramie Plains Museum Association. Retrieved 2015-07-06
  3. "Saving the Mansion", Laramie Plains Museum Assoc. Retrieved 2015-07-06