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The way it was: Building moved -- 1984

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff

In late August 1984, a Riverton Main Street landmark was picked up and moved away. After serving as a Boy Scout hall, Lions Club meeting hall, occasional high school classroom and the site of many a Friday night dance, the structure was being used less and less in the 1980s after the Riverton Lions Club didn't renew its lease, and the HIS Youth Ranch made an offer to the City of Riverton to buy it. The sale prices was $650 -- plus more than $10,000 in moving expenses. Fremont House Movers of Lander was engaged to move the building. After weeks of preparation, it was lifted and trucked to its new home in Paradise Valley, where it still stands.

The picture is from Aug. 20, 1984.
 

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