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Encampment

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Encampment is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 450 at the 2010 census.HistoryKnown also as " Grand Encampment", this town along the Colorado-Wyoming border was, at the turn of the twentieth century, a booming center of copper mining and smelting. At one point a sixteen-mile tramway was built to carry copper ore from the mountains into the town for smelting. This steam powered tramway was, at the time, the longest in the world. A sharp drop in copper prices and disastrous fires drove the mining company into bankruptcy. Mining operations ceased in the early twentieth century. A large sawmill operated in the town between 1950 and 1998.The Grand Encampment Museum is located in Encampment. It highlights the copper mining, ranching, logging history in the area. It includes over 15 historic buildings and thousands of interesting objects. A research library is located in the main gallery, the Doc Culleton Interpretive Center.GeographyEncampment is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.60sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 450 people, 227 households, and 128 families residing in the town. The population density was 281.3PD/sqmi. There were 371 housing units at an average density of 231.9/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
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