Green River Star -

By Brie Blasi
Sweetwater County Historical Museum 

Echoes from the Bluffs: City depot is a symbol of prosperity


Courtesy of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum

The depot generated and supported hundreds of blue and white collar jobs in the Green River rail yards. A group of employees gathered for a meeting inside the depot in 1952.

One hundred and 10 years ago, in 1904, there began a call to action by the citizens of Green River for a bigger, better passenger station (depot) building-one that would accurately represent the size and success of Green River.

"It has been the misfortune of Green River to have a few 'knockers' who could see no future for the town; and who have prophesied the final abandonment of the place," the Wyoming Star reported in January of 1904. It was not a lack of industry that was killing Green River, a citizen's group claimed, it was a lack of vision. The railroad was the major industry of the...

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