The Iron Foundry

Iron Foundry

Even in its early days, the University of Wyoming offered a practical education. Here, Professor Gilkenson oversees students in the University’s iron foundry. Ironworkers were highly valued in a railroad town like Laramie.

In time, the University of Wyoming also became known for its geological work and curriculum. Geology professor Wilbur Knight noted, “The hills surrounding us are filled with ore of all kinds to work upon.”

Learn more about the history of the University of Wyoming’s metallurgy programs.