Cheyenne Frontier Days dedicates the new Carriage Barn in memory of Marietta Dinneen

A carriage from Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY.
A carriage from Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY.(KGWN)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 2:24 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A new facility for storing carriages is coming to Frontier Park. The Parades Committee has helped create a new location for the historic collection, with the facility being dedicated to someone who helped restore them to begin with.

Marietta Dineen is seen as one of the most prominent reasons that the carriages are still around today. Without her, they might never have made it through the years of weathering.

“In the sixties, a lot of our period carriages were stored under wooden grandstands, so they had been weathered and won . She started to research the history of those carriages and have them restored,” said Parades Committee Chairman Ruthanne Hubbard.

The barn will be installed with temperature-controlling capabilities and additional fire protection in order to preserve the collection. While the facility isn’t finished yet, it could still serve to protect the carriages from inclement weather if needed.

The new carriage barn will be double the size of their current location, meaning that there’s room to add and expand to the collection.

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