Rocky Mountain Power, in partnership with Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company, announced a combined grant of $20,000 to relocate the historic Como Bluff Fossil Cabin to downtown Medicine Bow Monday.
Each company provided $10,000 for the project.
The cabin, built by Thomas Boylan in 1932, is located five miles east of downtown Medicine Bow and made entirely of fossilized bone. Historic records indicate Boylan used around 5,800 dinosaur bones to construct the cabin that weighs 102,166 pounds.
In August 2018, Friends of the Medicine Bow Museum began raising $42,600 to relocate the cabin next to the Medicine Bow Museum to ensure the preservation and maintenance of the structure. Along with relocating the cabin, the grants will help preserve the cabin and resurrect it as a tourist destination.
Partial development of Rocky Mountain Power’s $3.1 billion Energy Vision 2020 project will take place near the town of Medicine Bow. The project will add three new wind projects in Wyoming that will provide a total 1,150 megawatts of new wind energy capacity.
Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company and Rocky Mountain Power will present the checks 11 a.m. Oct. 29, at the Medicine Bow Museum in downtown Medicine Bow.