Our Favorite Cell Site
Located in Colorado along I-25, just south
of Cheyenne, WY (Click the picture to see
Is that a Buffalo on the hill? No, it's a
cellular antenna. Click on the buffalo for
a closer look.
The Story? As you drive in the wide open spaces north
of Denver and into Wyoming, you will see
the occasional hilltop silhouette of a horse,
a cowboy, or, in this picture, a bison. It
can be seen for miles and provides a little
visual interest in an otherwise desolate
area. This is a replacement of an earlier
bison. While the mascot of the University
of Colorado is a buffalo, this bison, different
but similar to a buffalo, is closer to the
University's arch rival, Colorado State University
in Fort Collins. CSU's mascot is a ram, and
they would love to replace this object of
scorn. Fortunately, the bison antenna has
no relationship with CU, although you would
never get their supporters to think otherwise.
This antenna was constructed by, of all companies,
the Mountain Wireless Construction Company
of Aurora, Colorado, no relation to us. The
12-foot long figure is made of marine plywood
and was built in their shop, and they found
it would not fit through the door when completed.
A few alterations and some brute strength
eventually got the animal out the door.
The antennas belong to Verizon Wireless and
the bison and the cell site are named "Pipeline,"
after an oil pipeline buried beneath.