Superior, Wyoming is located just 23 miles east from Rock Springs nestled at the foot of the panoramic Continental Divide. 

 

We invite you to enjoy a modern day voyage into yesteryear to a town forgotten by time.  Superior remains a diamond in the rough for those seeking real adventure in authentic old west sightseeing.  In its heyday, Superior was a bustling town of over 3,000, lured by underground coal mines.  Today, only 336 hearty souls keep this isolated “Ghost Town” alive. 

 

more on Frank Prevedel . . .


Born in Superior, raised in South Superior, and a graduate of Superior High School, Frank Prevedel experienced all aspects of coal town life, including working in the mines during his breaks from college.  A retired educator and administrator and former state senator, Prevedel has always kept his ties to his hometown, participating in the planning of a number of reunions for former citizens of the towns.  "I just didn't want Superior and South Superior to be forgotten," he said.  "The people who came here were the true pioneers.  Often living conditions were rudimentary at best, especially in the early days.  These people came, stayed, worked and made a community."




Superior native authors new community history


The story of this town - really the story of two towns - is told in a new local history book.  Images of America:  Superior and South Superior by Frank Prevedel.  The book was released June 2011.  All profits from the book will benefit the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation.  The book is part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Publishing.  These books are designed to tell a community's story through photographs.  The majority of images from Superior and South Superior were provided by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum, others by the Rock Springs Historical Museum, the Superior Museum, the Wyoming State Archives, the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming, the New Studio, the author's collection, and numerous individuals. 

The book Superior and South Superior are available for purchase from the Clerks Office in the Administration Building for $21.99 each. 

Town Clerk Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30am-5pm
307.362.8173
townclerk@superiorwyoming.net

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307.362.1152

Lunch from 12-12:30pm for both

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