Rocky Mountain Studio 1925 – 1935

When her youngest child reached 4 years of age and the Nichols family committed to remaining in Encampment after the last of the mining and railroad work left town.  Lora Webb Nichols purchased a storefront and established the Rocky Mountain Studio in the center of Encampment, WY.

Many of the images were made in and around the boardwalk that surrounded the studio and Lora’s other Encampment business venture, The Sugar Bowl soda fountain. This section includes the captivating portraits of the young men from the Civilian Conservation Crop that descended upon the small town in 1933.