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Business gone, but memory remains

Burger A Go Go. The mere mention of the business' name will cause a few residents to start drooling. The business was known around the town for its maxi burger, also known as the hubcap. Stephen Barre... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Television's early days in Sweetwater County

Thanks to the internet, entertainment options are plentiful. From streaming video websites such as Netflix, Hulu and Youtube, to online offerings from AMC, NBC and HBO, the internet has helped create an all-you-can-eat buffet of options for almost... Full story

 

Building remains a bar

In 1872, an adobe and wood building was constructed on 125 E. Railroad Ave. Over the years, this business changed owners and names, but it always acted as bar, even illegally during prohibition. Acco... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    County    April 8, 2015

First century witnesses growth

In 1968, Green River celebrated its 100th anniversary. While some towns of similar sizes may not have witnessed substantial growth in their first century, this was certainly not the case for Green River, the town entered 1968 thriving. Just a quick... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    County    April 8, 2015

Family fondly remembers GR

The Green River of today is a far different place than it was 60 years ago. What was once a small railroad town, has increased in population by 9,000 since 1950, and the amount of land in Green River... Full story

 

Building still stands, but currently vacant

Theater, hotel open after The Morris Mercantile burns down. Interim Sweetwater County Museum director Brigida Blasi said the Morris Mercantile was built in 1891 owned by Edward J. Morris. He was the... Full story

 
 By James W. June    County    April 8, 2015

Green River had a Sawmill

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Green River Star in 1992.) Green River had a sawmill from the time of the origin of the town in 1868 and operated up until 1920 when the Union Pacific Railroad expanded its railroad yards to... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Snapshot of early Green River

Today, Green River is a small city with nearly 13,000 people and hundreds of businesses, ranging from small, home-based businesses to franchised restaurants and corporate-owned stores. However, a little more than a century ago, Green River’s size... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Rock Springs Hide & Fur in business for 102 years

Over the course of a century, many things tend to come and go. Ideas, technology, goods and even services crop up, but get buried in the wake progress creates. This happens with businesses too.... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Green River, Wyoming and the boom

While many look back at the economic boom occurring in Sweetwater County throughout the 1970s through the lens of Dan Rather's report on Rock Springs during a segment on "60 Minutes" or though hazy re... Full story

 
 By James W. June    County    April 8, 2015

Oldest working bank in county

(Editor’s Note: The following article originally appeared in the Green River Star in 1994.) In 1888, Mr. Robert Morris and Mr. Hunter established the Morris and Hunter Bank and operated it in conjunction with the Hunter & Morris General... Full story

 

Teenage hangout remembered

The Sugar Bowl, which was just a white building with a white sign in front of it on Flaming Gorge Way, was the main hangout for teenagers. Green River Resident Richard Watson said he can recall the... Full story

 

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