Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday in Wyoming -- December 26, 2102

Merry Christmas from the heart of Cheyenne -- Depot Plaza.  As you may know, Cheyenne was one of the towns created as  part of the Union Pacific railroad's expansion west soon after the Civil War.  Even though passenger trains no longer stop here, the railroad still has a presence.  Not only do many freight trains pass through Cheyenne daily, but the depot itself has been restored and turned into a museum and restaurant.  The plaza in front of it serves as the site of summer concerts, farmers' markets and a number of festivals.  And, at this time of the year, the plaza is filled with holiday lights.  Given the city's history, I'm sure you're not surprised that those lights include a train.

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