Downtown Laramie, Wyoming

Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck wandered through downtown Laramie, Wyoming.

We liked the sign.  The sky looks threatening.

We liked the sign. The sky looks threatening.

Laramie has signs for a walking tour of the area.   We saw the remaining stones from the Bucket of Blood Saloon.   Lawlessness was a way of life.   In the early days Laramie was run by 3 criminals:   the self appointed Marshall, the Mayor and the Justice of the Peace.  Rules were decided in the back room of their saloon.  Landowners were forced to give up their land and miners had to give their claims.  If they refused, the gunfights in the streets leave no doubt as to the name of the saloon.

This all that is left of the Bucket of Blood Saloon

This all that is left of the Bucket of Blood Saloon

The Bucket of Blood was aptly named.  We ducks always follow the laws, so we would have had a difficult time in Laramie’s early days.

The sign said that about 1868 Laramie had 23 saloons, but not one church.   So, St. Matthew’s cathedral was constructed.

St. Matthew's Cathedral in Laramie, Wyoming

St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie, Wyoming

This is a beautiful cathedral.   Next we spotted The Chocolate Cellar.

We love chocolate

We love chocolate

Now we really love Laramie.   This stone building got our attention.  We think the stones are very attractive.

Made of stone

Made of stone

One side of the building is Inner Balance Healing Center.   The other side is Therapeutic Massage.   We like these old buildings.   Albany County Courthouse is still used today and looks very impressive.

Albany County Courthouse is still in use today

Albany County Courthouse is still in use today

We smiled at this sculpture in the front lawn.

Animals at play

Active animals

Laramie is nice.   We are glad we visited downtown Laramie, Wyoming.

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