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F.O.E. Ten Commandment Monuments in Wyoming (11)


Basin, Wyoming
Basin, Wyoming
Wheeler’s IGA
Screenshot: Google Maps street view September 2009; monument on the far right

Donated by FOE: May 1978

Location: Wheeler’s IGA, 114 S. 4th St. (On private property.)

Previous Locations: Moved several times, including Big Horn County Jail. The county moved the monument to get out in front of the national trend of removing moving religious monuments from public property.

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Buffalo, Wyoming
Photo Not Available

Donated by FOE: June 1981

Current Location: Willow Grove Cemetery. The cemetery operated by the Johnson County Cemetery District. (Public property.)

Original Location: May have previously been on public (non-cemetery) property.

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Casper, Wyoming
Casper, Wyoming
Historic Monument Plaza (behind the Nicolaysen Art Museum)
Google Maps street view October 2015; monument is in the center

Donated by FOE: 1965

Current Location: The Historic Monument Plaza, which includes the Ten Commandments monument and depictions of the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Mayflower Compact, the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta, was dedicated in July 2007. The monuments are located in a small park behind the Nicolaysen Art Museum (400 E. Collins Dr.) and can be seen from E. 2nd Street.

Original Location: City Park. On October 28, 2003, the City Council voted to create a Historic Monument Plaza—including the FOE monument and the Declaration of Independence. The FOE monument was moved into storage in November 2003.

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Litigation: Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) threatened to sue Casper in Sept. 2003 if it did remove its 10C monolith and filed suit October 2003. Pastor Fred Phelps threatened Casper in Oct. 2003 if it wouldn't allow a and the city temporarily removed monolith from City Park on Nov. 14, 2003 pending approval of preliminary plans by City Council to build a Historical Monument Plaza.




Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Monument Plaza at Lyons Park
Photo available at http://passbagger.org/graphics/liberty-statues/wy-cheyenne-120729-03-600.jpg
(Woman looking at Ten Commandments monument)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Photo available at http://passbagger.org/graphics/liberty-statues/wy-cheyenne-120729-15-600.jpg

Donated by FOE: 1970

Location: Monument Plaza at Lyons Park, 4603 Lion Park Dr.

Scroll: “Presented To The City / Of Cheyenne, Wyoming / By / Wyoming State Aerie / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / 1970”



Cody, Wyoming
Cody, Wyoming
City Park (monument between the building on the left and City Park sign on the right)
Google Maps street view September 2015
Cody, Wyoming
Cody City Park

Donated by FOE: June 1966

Current Location: City Park, 908 Sheridan Avenue.

Scroll: “Dedicated To / The City of Cody / By The / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / State of Wyoming / June 1966”



Green River, Wyoming
Photo Not Available

Donated by FOE: June 1968

Current Location: Riverview Cemetery, Riverview Cemetery Road. (Public cemetery.)

Original Location: Green River City Hall.

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Story: When the City Hall was relocated and a new courthouse built in 1970, the monument was moved to Riverview Cemetery.



Kemmerer, Wyoming
Kemmerer, Wyoming
Triangle Park
Screenshot: Google Maps street view October 2007
(on the left side of the log cabin partially covered by the shadow of a pole)
Kemmerer, Wyoming
Donated by FOE: June 1972

Current Location: Triangle Park. The monument faces S. Main St. at the intersectrion of J.C. Penny Dr.

Scroll: “Presented To The City / Of Kemmerer, Wyoming / By / Wyoming State Aerie / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / June 1972”



Rock Springs, Wyoming
MONUMENT MISSING

Donated by FOE: 1972

Location: The monument is missing. It is believed to have moved a couple of times. It was possibly destroyed.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
Sheridan, Wyoming
1912 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Depot
Screenshot: Google Maps street view July 2012

Donated by FOE: 1969

Location: 1912 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Depot at the corner of Broadway St. and E. 5th St. (WY-330). Across the street from the historic Sheridan Inn (at 856 Broadway St.)

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
Thermopolis, Wyoming
Hot Springs County Courthouse
Screenshot: Google Maps street view September 2011
Thermopolis, Wyoming
Photo by Julie Gibson (2011) available at Flickr.com

Donated by FOE: June 1967

Location: Hot Springs County Courthouse, 415 Arapahoe St.

Scroll: “Presented To The City / Thermopolis, Wyoming / By / Wyoming State Aerie / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / June 1967”



Worland, Wyoming
Worland, Wyoming
First Baptist Church
Screenshot: Google Maps street view July 2012

Donated by FOE: June 1974

Current Location: First Baptist Church, 1101 Big Horn Ave.

Prior Location: 101 Grace Ave.—previously the U.S. Post Office which now houses the Water Department.

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