Between Cheyenne and Laramie is the Ames Pyramid. This is a monument to Oakes and Oliver Ames. To some this is a monument dedicated to two shysters. Progress comes at a cost. When that project is backed by the President of the United States, the pressure is greater.

At the time Abraham Lincoln appointed Oakes Ames as the man to connect the Union Pacific Railroad through Wyoming. Ames was able to complete the job, but not without scandal and completely ruining his reputation. Is this what it takes to join two pieces of the world together?