Western Expedition- Day 2- Fun Facts

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Western Expedition- Day 2- Fun Facts

Medicine Bow Wyoming—- built in 1909 the three story Virginia hotel was the largest hotel between Denver and Salt Lake City at the time. Because Medicine Bow was founded as a watering station along the river, it was an important place in that time. Steam locomotives were a main source of transportation, and they required thousands of gallons of water to travel short distances. Towns like this would act as supply depots and the Virginia hotel is a great example of the culture and period but also remains a fully functional hotel that has become a national historic landmark. 

     Casper Wyoming—- not the home of the friendly ghost, but home of the Casper Ghosts, a minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Colorado Rockies team. 

     Rocky Mountain National Park—- the 30 mile long continental divide scenic trail is one of the parks most popular attractions. Running along parts of the actual Great divide, the invisible border above the Rockies determines whether the water runs to the east or west, otherwise known as the Atlantic or the Pacific. 

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