Coal Camp Photos

Continued from preceeding page

From Wyoming Tales and Trails

This page: Reliance

Big Horn Basin Black Hills Bone Wars Brands Buffalo Cambria Casper Cattle Drives Centennial Cheyenne Chugwater Coal Camps Cody Deadwood Stage Douglas Dubois Encampment Evanston Ft. Bridger Ft. Fetterman Ft. Laramie Frontier Days Ghost Towns Gillette G. River F. V. Hayden Tom Horn Jackson Johnson County War Kemmerer Lander Laramie Lincoln Highway Lusk Meeteetse Medicine Bow N. Platte Valley Overland Stage Pacific Railroad Rawlins Rock Springs Rudefeha Mine Sheepherding Sheridan Sherman Shoshoni Superior Thermopolis USS Wyoming Wheatland Wild Bunch Yellowstone

Table of Contents
About This Site

Main Street Reliance, Wyoming, undated. All photos this page courtesy Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Reliance, another Union Pacific Coal Camp, was located some 13 miles west-southest of Superior in a direct line, but approximately 30 miles by road. Like Superior with the decline in coal production in Rock Springs, it was established aout 1910. The town at one time, had about 145 houses. Principle mines were the Number 4 Mine and the Number 7 mine. The Reliance mines closed in 1954 although some strip mining continued until later. Today, the tipple is open to visitors.

Acetylene Generator House. To the left is the abandoned portal to the mine.

Acetylene generated from water and calcium carbide became to come into use in miners lamps shortly after 1900. See lamps on miners' heads next photo.

Miners and mules at portal to mine, Reliance, Wyoming.

Hoist and Generator Set Rooms, Number 4 Mine, Reliance, Wyoming.

Hoist House, No. 7 Mine, Reliance, Wyoming.

Bathhouse, Reliance, Wyoming.

Community Building, Reliance, Wyoming.

Reliance High School, gym is to left.

Reliance Tipple.

Next page: Coal Camps continued.