Sunrise, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.
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Note (5 May 2015): See comment below this post for some nice information on some of the pictures from a former resident. It's fun to get information like this to add to the story.
According to Wikipedia, Pine Bluffs was originally known as Rock Ranch and consisted of a tent with a chimney. From there it grew into an important railroad town along the Texas Trail and served as a loading point for cattle that had been driven north to meet the Union Pacific. Today the population is just over 1100 people and agriculture dominates the economy. There are some historic photos of Pine Bluffs at this site. The Old Lincoln Highway, which is now replaced by I-80 passes through town.
As I said in my previous post, Ed Sherline and I drove to Pine Bluffs before Christmas to be there for sunrise on a cold windy morning. I spent most of my time exploring the gas pump collection (previous post) at Pete's Service, while Ed explored along the main street. One of my favorite images of the town was the first one I took there when I got out of the car--an old stone garage decorated for Christmas.
On the way home, we stopped in Cheyenne and had chicken fried steak, pancakes, and bacon for breakfast. That's the real reason we get up early to photograph small town Wyoming.
Old Pine Bluffs.
Metal garage, Pine Bluffs.
Grain elevator, Pine Bluffs.
Retired advertisement, Pine Bluffs.
Stone garage, Pine Bluffs.
Window curtains, Pine Bluffs.