Boysen Dam and Reservoir
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Title:Boysen Dam and Reservoir
History:Boysen Dam is built across the Wind River in the Wind River Canyon above Thermopolis. Its scenic setting is almost as striking as that of the Shoshone Dam. The main purpose of Boysen Dam is for power. Near the dam is a memorial drinking fountain which was erected by the State of Wyoming in commemoration of the building of the Wind River Canyon highway, one of the major feats of engineering in the Rocky Mountain region. (WPA)
County:Fremont
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named for Asmus Boysen, who had mining interests in the area and envisioned the Boysen Dam as a source of power that would aid the mines. (Cheyenne Daily Leader, February 7, 1908 pages 1, 4)Boysen Dam is built across the Wind River in the Wind River Canyon above Thermopolis. Its scenic setting is almost as striking as that of the Shoshone Dam. The main purpose of Boysen Dam is for power. Near the dam is a memorial drinking fountain which was erected by the State of Wyoming in commemoration of the building of the Wind River Canyon highway, one of the major feats of engineering in the Rocky Mountain region. (WPA)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
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Document ID:11142274

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