Look For More Iron Silhouettes Across Wyoming
Look for more Western iron art across Wyoming. According to the Glenrock Independent, there are soon going to be more iron cutouts of traditional Wyoming Western scenes, such as cowboys and settlers.
A new iron silhouette cutout now graces Old Glenrock Highway, near Meadow Acres. It is a scene of settlers on covered wagons making their way across what we now fondly call Wyoming.
The nonprofit 307 First is working toward installing such scenes throughout the state. According to their website, "307 First drives awareness, advocacy and education around the importance of keeping funds local to help support and strengthen Wyoming-owned businesses and the Wyoming economy."
The idea of the 307 First project is to strengthen ties between local businesses. They want to do this through this iron silhouette project, across the state.
To date, 307 First has had more than a dozen organizations and contractors donate to the project.
The project is a heavy one. The wagon train scene in Meadow Acres is about 4,500 pounds worth of steel. Not all need to be that big, however. Just big enough to stand out and been seen, and perhaps become a conversation piece for residents and visitors.
The reason for so much steel was, in part, the look of it, but also because not much else can stand the test of time in Wyoming's weather extremes.
The Old Glenrock Highway sculpture came after a western scene that was installed in downtown Casper.
307 First is now looking for local artists to submit designs as well as new sponsors and land owners of all kinds who would like to display a sculpture.