Cheyenne Corner Stone Photos – General Grenville Dodge Sets Cheyenne In Stone
Cheyenne was set in stone, by General Grenville Dodge in the year 1867, on the south side of town. These photos will take you to the past when Cheyenne was but a dream.
Cheyenne was originally a railroad town. General Grenville Dodge was one of the surveyors for the Transcontinental Railroad back in the 1860's.
While standing on what is known as the south side of town, General Dodge looked over 4 square miles of the land and set it at an angle so as to give "all houses maximum sunshine throughout the year."
The stone marker, actually set in 1890, can still be seen on the south side of the Magic City of the Plains, and these photos will tell the tale to all who would look at them.
This was the area that General Dodge chose in 1867, but the stone was actually set in the year of 1860 and is stamped "Cheyenne City" on the side.
This gives you a little bit of perspective of the size of the marker compared to other stones shown.
The full display is located on the south side of Cheyenne. Click here for a map of the exact location.
This marker gives a brief history as to what General Grenville Dodge wanted to accomplish and why.
From the marker, this is the view today. You can image that the view General Dodge saw was much, much different than today. You are looking north east, toward the city of Cheyenne from this point.