Pine Bluffs
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Title:Pine Bluffs
County:Laramie
Feature Category:Land Features
Origin Of Name:Named for the stunted pines along the bluffs. (WPA) "taking its name from a few scattered pines over the bluffy country on either side of the valley." (Brown's Gazetteer) The town of Pine Bluffs takes its name from the prominent bluffs of "mortar beds" near by, on which grow a few stunted pine trees. A tree is so rare on these sun-parched plains that these pines seem to have been thought worthy of commemoration in naming the ridge. The bluffs may be seen for a long distance north and south of the road and mark the western edge of the Ogalalla formation. (Guidebook of the Western United States)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11142196

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