Encampment, pop. about 490, Elev.7,323, is located in Carbon County south of Rawlins along Highway 70 near Riverside. Named Camp le Grande by early trappers. The name was changed to Grand Encampment and later to Encampment.
A copper mining town at the turn of the 19th Century, both stage and train served this community.
Encampment's museum preserves the copper boom history including a part of the 16 mile ore tramway, as well as a two-story outhouse from the mining village of Dillon. The upper level of the outhouse was used only when the snow got deep enough to bury the ground level.
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