Going, Going, Gone! The east side of Shoshoni’s Main Street now available for new business

The last building came down Thursday as a track hoe finished demolition of the last standing wall of the former city block. Photo h/t Don Rood, Rood Dog Video Productions

(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – It’s all gone. The dilapidated buildings that formed the east side of Shoshoni’s Main Street south of Highway 20-26 is now a memory. In a county-wide collaboration, workers and equipment from the county’s Solid Waste Disposal District, the Fremont County Transportation Department and trucks from the municipalities, not to mention a pumper truck from the Shoshoni Fire Battalion, it took just three days to reduce the buildings to rubble, and moved to the Shoshoni Landfill.

The demolition of the city-owned block of buildings fulfills a promise made to the community by Mayor Scott Peters. In the last quarter of his eight year term, the buildings he promised to clean up came down, along with other blighted  buildings in the city removed in the last couple of years.

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The act is the final hurrah for the Shoshomi landfill, which will be permanently closed next year. The closure was waiting the material from the demolished buildings.

The now open space creates an opportunity for new commercial growth in the town.

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