Rotary Century 1800’s Plaza

In 1876, nine years after the town of Cheyenne was established, Mrs. Nannie Steel reported that that there were only twelve trees in Cheyenne. 

The 1800s Plaza reflects the time when our area was settled. This plaza demonstrates some of the first crops that were grown in southeast Wyoming as settlers arrived. It also has common ornamental plants that were first used in the area. It includes a sculpture by David Alan Clark titled “Next Winter’s Bread”

This plaza also includes two benches produced by Cheyenne Artist, Terry Kreuzer that depict life in 1800s along with an interactive wagon wheel that describes important people/plant developments and interactions in the 1800s. This combined with quote stones from historians and people living during that century.