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By Brie Blasi
Green River Historic Preservation Commission 

Notes from Town Square: Our heritage and the 844


April 26, 2017

As many people saw (or heard), the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” 844 steam engine barreled into downtown Green River town once again last Wednesday. Although the 844 has made many appearances in Green River over the years, it always draws a crowd. If you didn’t get a good look at it while it overnighted in Rock Springs or stopped in Green River, you’ll have a chance to see it on its return trip Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Even if you missed seeing it, chances are you heard its famously resounding horn as it announced its arrival. If you’re lucky enough to have a view...

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