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Ralston, WY

Quick Facts
  • Elevation 4700
  • Population 233
  • Ralston started life as a railroad siding. It was named after the owner of a saloon.
  • Ralston serves as a collection point for barley and sugar beets grown in the area.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not once featured a pair of Ralston bridges. The original highway bridge crossed Alkali creek at the same point the railroad bridge crossed. When Highway 14A was rebuilt, it took a different route over the creek. The lower bridge, without the road, is all that is left of the original route.
  • The Ralston Reservoir has a wildlife viewing facility for the numerous waterfowl which can be seen at the reservoir.
Ralston, WY photo
Ralston, WY photo