Dig Deep Into Wyoming's Mining and Railroad 历史
岩石弹簧 gives visitors a chance to enrich their knowledge of Wyoming’s mining and railroad history. However, no one expects to find such a culturally diverse melting pot in this high-desert oasis. 惊讶? 你还什么都没看到呢.
Named for a former spring that babbled through town, 岩石弹簧 sprung from the growth and development of the area’s coal mining industry. In 1868, the coal mined here powered the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad, which laid hundreds of miles of track, 让周边城镇繁荣发展. The booming railroad and mining work left behind a culturally rich community that’s represented by dozens of nationalities.
The railroad’s conversion to diesel and oil power in the mid-1900s drove out many of the city’s coal mines. 但是今天, 岩石弹簧 thrives with trona mines and the oil and gas industry, keeping the city vibrant and making it a local hub for dining, 购物, 和景点.
Check out historic downtown 岩石弹簧
岩石弹簧, incorporated in 1888, is the largest city in Sweetwater County. Downtown 岩石弹簧 has a long history of being a stopping point for everyone from early-day pioneers and bank robbers (Butch Cassidy earned his nickname working at a butcher shop in Downtown 岩石弹簧!)到现代旅行者.
A close-knit community of diverse immigrant coal miners from 56 nations laid the foundation of the town’s culture. Downtown 岩石弹簧 boasts more than 15 locally owned bars and restaurants that are reflective of the city’s multiculturalism. You can nosh on everything from all-American fare at Broadway Burger Station to Mexican food at Los Primos. A 岩石弹簧 landmark since the 1930s, Boschetto’s European Market & Deli was founded by Ben Boschetto who immigrated to 岩石弹簧 from northern Italy.
The Bitter Creek Brewery offers legendary microbrews combined with a delectable menu. Remedies is a blast-from-the-past soda fountain and retro-style diner. You can get the best coffee drinks in town at Java Peddler, a unique barista business in a bike shop. 餐后小酌, the Park Lounge serves up spirits with a smile and even hosts live local music.
Entertainment is easy for you to find in Downtown 岩石弹簧. The newly refurbished Broadway Theater is a live performance venue that hosts sold-out concerts, special events and other performances. The Community Fine Arts Center features a high caliber of blue-chip art and a performing arts program not typically found in communities the size of 岩石弹簧.
来了解一下当地的历史, there’s the 岩石弹簧 Historical Museum, housed in the original 岩石弹簧 City Hall, 建于1894年. The exhibits emphasize the city’s coal mining and multi-national heritage. The museum also has a self-guided walking tour of the historic downtown that is a favorite of history buffs. The newly refurbished Freight Station is a great place to host events. 它还设有游客中心, 旅客在哪里可以友好地询问, local experts for recommendations and utilize the clean public restrooms.
If you haven’t checked out historic downtown 岩石弹簧 recently, we invite you to come next time you’re in the area. 我们打赌你不会失望的!