The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Laramie (city)
LARAMIE, a city and the county seat of Albany co., Wyoming territory, on the Union Pacific railroad, 7,122 ft. above the level of the sea, 57 m. by rail and 40 m. in a direct line W. N. W. of Cheyenne; pop. in 1870, 828; in 1874, about 2,500. It is regularly laid out at right angles with the railroad. A stream of clear cold water, fed by a spring at the foot of the Black Hills a few miles E., runs through the principal streets. The railroad company has erected extensive machine shops, a depot, and a large hotel; and there are also a court house and jail, a national bank with a capital of $50,000, two schools, five churches, and two daily newspapers. It was laid out in April, 1868, when the railroad reached this point.