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Water — essential to all life.
A vision of what water could do for this vast rangeland is what brought WY town of Wheatland into existence in the late s. The town became the county seat for Platte County because of the establishment of the largest privately owned water companies in the United States.
The irrigation project brought in many new settlers who stayed and developed the area into an agricultural mecca. Scottish cattle barons, who were buying up vast amounts of rangeland, came to the county at about the same time and saw the virtue of the large irrigation system that provided the life blood to this community. The Western way of life is still alive and well in Wheatland, and water is still a prevalent resource in its economy, along with a coal-fired power plant and the many area streams and lakes for recreational use.
The abundance of wildlife and fish are in part due to the accessibility of water in this Wheatland of a rather arid region. Opportunities for hiking, hunting, fishing, photography, Wheatland, rock climbing and sightseeing abound within a short scenic car ride. Wheatland has a history rich in agriculture, entrepreneurship and western ways that are apparent still in this bustling community.
A vibrant, Wyoming downtown, community festivals throughout the year, beautiful city parks, walking and biking trails, a museum, active businesses Wyoming the town, eye-catching murals, and a welcoming attitude among the residents make Wheatland a perfect stopping point for some great day trips to explore all the facets of this Western town and Platte County. Wheatland, the county seat and largest town in Platte County, 82201 easy access to scenic and recreational areas.
Set amid farms and ranches that are irrigated by the largest privately owned irrigation system in the Country, 82201 town has a nine-hole public golf course, city parks with a free camping area, a swimming pool and tennis courts, WY Peak Museum, library, bowling alley, movie theater and fairgrounds. Good ro lead east to the Grayrocks Reservoir or west to the mountain parks.
A family-centered community now, as it was in the early Wheatland, Wheatland supports many church and civic activities. Primarily an agricultural community, Wheatland boasts a large, clean industrial plant and many small businesses. The Laramie River Station power plant is located six miles northeast of Wheatland. It represents one of the largest consumer-owned regional t power supply programs in the United States.
Grayrocks Dam and Reservoir, located six miles east of the plant, supplies water for steam and cooling. Tours Wheatland be given by appointment. Recreational opportunities abound, with outdoor activities at the top of the list. Fishermen can get to fishing sites located just a couple of minutes from town, either at Wheatland Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, or the Laramie River. Those who 82201 college football or basketball can drive just a little over an hours time and watch the University of Wyoming games.
The Town of Wheatland is the home to four 4 parks, two 2 little league fields, two 2 soft ball fields, and one 1 Legion field.
The Town of Wheatland is the county seat for Platte County. Most business and community services are represented and available in the Town of Wheatland. WY info plattechamber. Toggle Sliding Bar Area. Go to Top.Wheatland, Wyoming, WY, 82201
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