Wyoming Arts Council

Two new sites added to National Register

Two Wyoming properties, Trapper’s Point near Pinedale and the Mountain View Hotel in Centennial, are among the newest additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

Trapper’s Point, an archaeological site, is significant as an Early Archaic pronghorn butchering area located in a geographic bottleneck near Pinedale. The site is along the current pronghorn migration route between winter and summer ranges in the Green River Basin region.
Staff from the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist excavated a portion of the site in 1992. Wyoming State Archaeologist Dr. Mark E. Miller prepared the Trapper’s Point nomination to the National Register.

The Mountain View Hotel was constructed in 1907 by the Laramie, Hahn Peak and Pacific Railroad Company, and played an integral role in the settlement of the Centennial Valley. Ev Elmendorf, owner/operator of the Mountain View Hotel finds the addition of the property to the National Register this year especially meaningful, as the hotel will celebrate its 100th birthday on July 7 as part of the Centennial Century Celebration.

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