17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Cemetery at Old Carbon

The town of Old Carbon was originally built during the "Hell of Wheels" days for the transcontinental railroad in 1869. When the Union Pacific rebuilt their railroad line farther north around 1900, the town of Carbon was deserted. The cemetery remains as a vestige of the past. During 2017 I worked for seven months at a Wyoming ranch and photographed the Carbon County Project. This photograph is from that series.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Old Carbon, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: PerfectionV700
Copyright: © John Sanderson