Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Northwestern States
Wyoming Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne was founded in 1867 by the Union Pacific Rail Road and was incorporated as a city in the same year.

The first waterworks were built in 1867 by the Union Pacific Rail Road Company to supply their locomotives and shops.. The railroad built a larger water system in 1880 and the city constructed works in 1882.

Water is supplied by the City of Cheyenne.


References
1873 Report of the Government Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad, December 1, 1873.
Pages 75-76:  Location of 75 water-stations, dimensions of tank, power used, and source of supply.
Cheyenne - Tank 16 x 28, supplied from well by steam-pump.

1877 An act to authorize the board of trustees of the city of Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory,to enter and purchase for the use of the city certain public lands, March 2, 1877.

1883 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. November 1883

1886 Cheyenne, from Engineering News 15:157 (March 6, 1886).

1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. June 1886

1888 "Cheyenne," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. March 1890

1890 "Cheyenne," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Cheyenne," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1893 Report of the Commissioner of Railroads
Page 110:  Cheyenne. The water is supplied by city; the quantity is ample and the quality is good.

1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. June 1894

1897 "Cheyenne," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1905 "Masonry Dam for the Granite Springs Reservoir, Cheyenne Water-Works," by A. J. Wiley, Engineering News 53:671-675 (June 29, 1905)

1907 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. June 1907

1910 "Uncle Sam Has Cash for Cheyenne Water Works," Denver Post, February 6, 1910, Page 10.

1910 "New Water Works in Commission," Natrona County Tribune (Casper, Wyoming), June 29, 1910, Page 2.

1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. August 1912

1917 "Soldiers Fired Upon In Attempt to Blow up Cheyenne Water Works," Arizona Daily Star, August 18, 1917, Page 1.


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