Located in Lincoln County, Kemmerer is the location of the first JCPenney store. Also known as the â€œFossil Fish Capital of the Worldâ€ t is home to approximately 2600 living, unfossilized residents.
As head of the Kemmerer Coal Company Patrick J. Quealy (1857-1930) founded the town in 1897. The coal company is located about 6 miles south of the present day city of Kemmerer. The town was named after Quealy’s financial backer, Mahlon S. Kemmerer (1843-1925).
The Fossil Country Frontier Museum houses exhibits and a gift shop. It also hosts events. There is apparently rental space available in the same building as well.
The museum houses collections representing the history of South Lincoln County and Southwestern Wyoming. It was started by citizens of Kemmerer/Diamondville.
Admission is free. Hours are 9-5 Monday through Saturday in the summer and 10-4 Monday through Saturday in the winter.
Feelings of uneasiness have been reported as well as disembodied sounds and sounds that cannot be explained.
No Author (n.d.) The Fossil Country Frontier Museum. Retrieved November 30, 2009 from http://www.hamsfork.net/~museum/
Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved August 11, 2008 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/wyoming.htm
Wikipedia (2009). Kemmerer, Wyoming. Retrieved November 30, 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemmerer,_Wyoming