History of Laramie Commerce

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Cement Plants in Laramie

In 1889, the Consolidated Plaster Company of Laramie took advantage of the abundance of nearby gypsum to manufacture stucco and plaster of Paris. Ten years later, the company began making cement plaster. This company was succeeded by Acme Cement Works and continues today as the Mountain Cement Company. In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi & Industrial … Continue reading Cement Plants in Laramie

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The Rolling Mill & Laramie City

The Union Pacific Rolling Mill was constructed in 1875 to “re-roll” old railroad rails and other metals. The mill employed approximately 100 people, and its presence might have been the springboard for further industrial development in Albany County until it burned down in 1910. The Boomerang reported that a spark from a westbound locomotive caused the fire, while the Republican indicated that … Continue reading The Rolling Mill & Laramie City

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Cement Plants in Laramie

In 1889, the Consolidated Plaster Company of Laramie took advantage of the abundance of nearby gypsum to manufacture stucco and plaster of Paris. Ten years later, the company began making cement plaster. This company was succeeded by Acme Cement Works and continues today as the Mountain Cement Company. In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi & Industrial … Continue reading Cement Plants in Laramie

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