Down the road from the medical complex is this structure which, I think, was used for coal mining.
Just before getting to Central Wyoming College, I had to stop to take the above shot of Wyoming's logo.
Note the snowy mountains in the distant background.
Just as freedom liberates the human spirit, so too, education liberates the mind. "Rising Promise" captures the emerging human intellect. The bronze figures portray three humans struggling to rise from the rigid confines of ignorance. The timeless universality of the human figure serves to link the past, present and future.
Click on the picture below to better see the baby.
As you can see, there are a variety of sculptures on the small campus, which made our experience there more interesting.
Just a few more miles down the road and up on a plateau is the Riverton Regional Airport which was built in 1998. Here is a satellite view of the airport.
If you click on the picture below, you can enlarge it to better see different aspects of life here in Riverton.
For my Michigan friends, note the logo for Great Lakes Airlines in the shot below.
On the way back into Riverton, I had to stop at this used car lot. Where I come from, these are not called used cars.
We then stopped at the Visitor Center for brochures to help me locate the sights of Riverton. The gentleman there informed me that the name "Wyoming" is a Native American word roughly translated as "a wide prairie place." This interesting fact is taken from the book, Wyoming Trivia.
Even though it is a boring shot, I like taking note of places like this (below). Click here for more on the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. It's near the Visitor Center.
On the left, above, is the bandshell and on the right is the Ten Commandments.
What follows are mostly shots of buildings I found along Main Street, the old business center of Riverton.
After visiting the Post Office, I stopped at the local newspaper, The Ranger (note the logo). Given the fact that today is the 15th of April, the front page story was to be expected.
This is one of the biggest Masonic Temples I have seen in a long time. Most of it, however, is for businesses. The Masons meet on the top floor.
Click here for a picture of this building decades ago.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has a lodge here.
A block away from Main Street, this Motel 6 caught my attention. They don't make them like this anymore.
The railroad no longer goes through Riverton, so the tracks were torn up and made into a walking trail. This is the old depot which was made into a restaurant (The Depot: Historical Mexican Dining).
... and this cast iron commemoration of a bridge built for a location "out east," according to Kent, an owner of The Depot. The bridge was then dismantled and brought to the Riverton area to be used here until the railroad discontinued its need for it. I think this is a link to the bridge.
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