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Kemmerer, Wy

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Kemmerer/Diamondville, Wyoming Area

Location:

Kemmerer and Diamondville, side-by-side communities, are located in Southwestern Wyoming. It is 45 miles north of Interstate 80, and is at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 189 and 30, approximately 2 hours east of Salt Lake City.

 

History:

Kemmerer was founded in 1897, due to it’s proximity to a rich coal deposit, which was mined by the Union Pacific Coal Company. The coal mine still operates as a subsidiary of the Chevron Company, with an annual output of approximately 5 million tons of coal. Many trains carry the coal out to different parts of the country.

 

 



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