Days Inn - Rawlins (05/26/2007) As I was traveling with a puppy in tow, I stayed at the pet friendly Days Inn in Rawlins, Wyoming. I usually don't like Continental Breakfasts, However, when traveling with pets, it is difficult to visit restaurants.
Rainbow over Rawlins (05/25/2007) I couldn't get the full rainbow in a single shot. This is the middle piece of three pictures.
Osborne Building (05/25/2007) The Osborne Building was named for Dr. Osborne who is noted for making shoes and wallets from parts of Big Nose George. Osborne was later became the first Democratic Governor of Wyoming in a contested election.
Rawlins is the Seat of Carbon County on I80 in Central Wyoming. The town was named for Civil War Veteran General John A. Rawlins. In 1882 General Rawlins was helping protect the transcontinental railroad. On tasting the water from a local Spring, he declared it the best he ever tasted. The town that formed around Rawlins Spring incorporated in 1886.
The elevation of Rawlins is 6,755 feet. They have a population of 8,538. The primary industries are gas and oil exploration along with providing services for interstate traffic.