By Jessica Petri
University of Wyoming student 

Carnegie capitalism


August 19, 2021

(Editor’s note: Jessica recently won an essay contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The Star agreed to publish the winning essays)

In the early 1900’s the City of Green River’s dynamic was much different. The entire population was far less than 2,000, and the railroad had quite recently made its debut in town. Green River did not yet have the expansive education system we have today, but rather hosted one small schoolhouse that did not produce a single high school graduate during its first 20 years. Public resources were scarce, and Green River was at risk of cru...

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