Fifty Years of Statehood - Wyoming, USA
N 42° 12.821 W 111° 02.836
12T E 496098 N 4673502
Quick Description: A marker along Highway 30, at the border of Idaho and Wyoming, commemorating the 50 years of Wyoming statehood.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2012 8:18:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMDTKP
This Golden Anniversary Monument located on the North side of U.S. Highway 30 just off U.S. Highway 89. It is near Border, Wyoming, about 12 miles north of Cokeville, Wyoming.
This monument was built in 1940 to commemorate fifty years of statehood for both Wyoming and Idaho. In March 1940, Idaho Governor Bottolfsen suggested a joint Golden Anniversary celebration at the border between Wyoming and Idaho. Wyoming Governor Nels H. Smith conferred with the Historical Landmark Commission, and plans were made to jointly erect a monument.
The Wyoming plaque on the monument itself reads:
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 1940
ADMITTED TO STATEHOOD
JULY 10, 1890
DEDICATED BY THE
HISTORICAL LANDMARK COMMISSION
OF WYOMING JULY 3, 1940
Commemoration: 50 Years
Date of Founding: July 10, 1890
Date of Commemoration: July 3, 1940
Idaho / Wyoming border along Highway 30.
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