The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Laramie (county)

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LARAMIE, an E. county of Wyoming territory, bounded N. by Montana, E. by Dakota and Nebraska, and S. by Colorado; area, about 14,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 2,957. It is intersected by the North Platte, and watered in the south by the South Platte and in the north, by the Big Cheyenne, a branch of the Missouri. The N. E. part is occupied by a portion of the Black Hills. The Union Pacific and Denver Pacific railroads traverse the S. part. In 1870 there were 2 manufactories of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 1 of boots and shoes, 1 of jewelry, and 2 railroad repair shops. Capital, Cheyenne, which is also the capital of the territory.