Platte County (pop. 8,667) is west of Goshen County. It’s the third-smallest county (in square miles) in Wyoming.
About 54,000 acres are irrigated in the Wheatland Irrigation District. Water comes from the Laramie River.
The county seat is the city of Wheatland (pop. 3,627).
The bucking horse named Steamboat (1894-1914) – the model for the horse on the Wyoming license plate – was stabled in a barn near Wheatland.
The town of Chugwater (pop. 212) is the home of the Chugwater Chili Company.
Glendo State Park is on Glendo Reservoir on the North Platte River.
Guernsey State Park contains the best-preserved Oregon Trail ruts in Wyoming.
The park is also the site of Register Cliff, where emigrants on the Oregon Trail chiseled their names in the soft stone.
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