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Shell, WY and Shell Canyon

Quick Facts
  • Elevation 4210 (Shell, WY)
  • Population 50 (Shell, WY)
  • Shell takes its name from Shell Creek, which in turn is named for the numerous fossil shells found there.
  • The Lower Shell School between Shell and Greybull was built in 1903 and remained in use as a school until the early 1950's.
  • In 1997 a rare site of Jurassic dinosaur tracks was discovered near Shell.
Shell, WY and Shell Canyon photo
Shell, WY and Shell Canyon photo