New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Cyndi McCullers, representing the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is Sweetwater County, the latest volume in the popular Images of America series.
Sweetwater County was formed in 1868, with the organization of the Wyoming Territory, and South Pass City became the county seat. A waning gold industry in South Pass caused the county seat to be relocated to Sweetwater County in 1875. Ironically, the Sweetwater River and South Pass City would end up in Fremont County and, in typical boom-and-bust fashion, gold went out and coal was in. Miners were needed, so coal camps were established and workers ultimately settled in Sweetwater County with their families. In the 1930s, Rock Springs became a melting pot, boasting 56 nationalities at the high school. The oil, natural gas, and mining industries continue this boom-and-bust cycle even today.
Highlights of Sweetwater County:
• Features never before published photos.
• Celebrates Sweetwater County’s diverse history.
• All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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