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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Laramie

LARAMIE, a city and county-seat of Albany co., Wyo., on the Laramie river, the Union Pacific, and the Colorado, Wyoming and Eastern railroads; 58 miles N. W. of Cheyenne, the State capital. It is the trade center for a large stock-raising and mining section; and is also engaged in manufacturing; has large deposits of gold, silver, lead, graphite, antimony, cinnabar, and other minerals, and rolling mills and machine shops. It is the seat of the State University, the State fish hatchery, and the State penitentiary; contains public and college libraries and St. Joseph's Hospital; and has electric light plants, waterworks, several newspapers. Pop. (1910) 8,237; (1920) 6,301.