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By Carl Morck and Christine Aletha Williams
Green River Historic Preservation Commission 

The price of progress


When people talk about the price of progress, they are often referring to replacement of older buildings with “modern” buildings or public amenities. In the case of Green River’s Centennial Park, some century-old houses as well as an old church were razed to make way for green space in downtown Green River. Carl Morck remembers the houses in that neighborhood as mostly being small buildings with deep lots, probably originally Union Pacific Railroad housing. The lots were handy for storing non-running cars, or for growing tumbleweeds, or as repositories for what dogs leave behind. By 1...

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