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Facts About Lander
The city is home to spectacular climbing crags and walls and annually hosts the International Climbers Fest.
Lander was known as Pushroot, Fort Brown, and Fort Auger prior to its current name.
The town was named Lander in honour of General Frederick W. Lander, a famous transcontinental explorer who surveyed the Oregon Trail’s Lander Cutoff.
The town was incorporated in 1890.
Lander is located at 42°49′59″N 108°43′57″W (42.833035, −108.732633).
The city has a total area of 4.67 square miles, all of it land.
Lander’s economy is based on an array of industries and like Wyoming as a whole is supported by substantial tourism.
The estimated population of Lander is 7,555, as of 2019.
The elevation of Lander is 5,360 feet above sea level.
On October 1, 1906, Lander became the westward terminus of the “Cowboy Line” of the Chicago and North Western Railway, thus originating the slogan “where rails end and trails begin.”