DescriptionEncampment takes its name from a Native American camp where tribes gathered to hunt big game between the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre ranges. It was a copper mining town from 1897 until the vein was exhausted in 1908; a gold strike was reported as late as 1937. Stock raising and lumbering are now the principal industries.
Legend has it that Thomas Edison conceived of the light bulb filament while looking at a frayed line during a fishing trip near Encampment.
Things to SeeGrand Encampment Museum