Green River Star -

By Amanda Benson
Sweetwater County Library System 

Museum features butcher's handsaw


Did you know that March 1 is National Pig Day and March 7 is National Crown Roast of Pork Day?

It only seems fitting for March’s Artifact of the Month to be a handsaw used in a butcher’s shop. The saw is linked to Salt Lake City, but this saw has a richer history in Green River. It was used at the butcher’s shop in the Yellow Front Grocery. The grocery store was owned and operated by Kurt Hoffmann. He and Margaret, his wife, were German immigrants. Kurt came to Wyoming, first arriving in Rock Springs and worked for the Rock Springs Butchering Company.

However, he ended up moving to...

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