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On July 18, 2019

Bell Ringer: Wyoming Railroads

Railroad in Cheyenne

This clip highlights the history and importance of the railroad in the Wyoming (WY) city.


This bellringer focuses on the history of the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming, as well as its effects on the city of Cheyenne, WY.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What factors contributed to the building of the railroad through the geographic center of the state?
  • What were the pros and cons of building the railroad, according to the speaker?
  • What was Cheyenne's role in the building and operation of the railroad?
  • What effect has the railroad had on the city of Cheyenne and its inhabitants?

Additional Resources



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    • Livestock
    • Pacific Railroad Act
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Stage Coach
    • Terrain
    • Train
    • Union Pacific Railroad


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