Monday, August 6, 2012
This is the railhead at Lysite, Wyoming, with photographs also including the J. B. Okie structure, built in 1919.
Lysite is a very small town, although it's seen some rejuvenation recently due to a major natural gas processing plant having been built just outside of town. It was originally, however, a local agricultural town and it is located quite near Okie's town of Lost Cabin. Okie had hoped the rail line would go through Lost Cabin, and was disappointed when it did not, but he obviously adjusted and had this structure built near the rail line. I don't know its original function, but as Okie was a major sheepman, I suspect it was for shipping wool. Okie had stores in Lysite, Lost Cabin and Arminto as well.
Today this is is a Burlington Northern line.