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(41.3112,-105.608)
 

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Mission Statement

The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site exsists to share its resources with the public through preservation of its historic structures & artifacts, presentation of captivating educational programs & exhibits, all which illustrate the rich history of the Wyoming Territorial Prison, Wyoming agricultural industry & Wyoming's expansion from a territory to statehood as illustrated by the development of the community of Laramie.

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Listed on the National Register, the Wyoming Territorial Prison was restored in 1990. Built in 1872, the prison held some of the most notorious outlaws in the region, including Butch Cassidy. Visitors to the 190-acre facility can tour the prison and enjoy the newly restored Warden's House and Horse Barn Exhibit Hall featuring rotating displays and a family friendly scavenger hunt. New exhibits for 2007 include N. K. Boswell: First Warden and Innocent or Guilty? Women Inmates of the Wyoming Territorial Prison. Gift shop, picnic area and dump station on site. Lots to see and do.

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http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Sites/TerritorialPrison/index.asp

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