The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

The way it was: City park crowd -- 1913
A baseball crowd watched a game at Riverton City Park pictured in the summer of 1913. A.N. Holmberg collection

The way it was: City park crowd -- 1913

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff

A hundred years ago, Riverton City Park had only recently moved to its current location on the east side of Federal Boulevard where it intersects with Main Street. The park originally was on Park Avenue near the current intersection with Broadway

One reason the park was moved to a different spot was so that there would be more room for baseball games. This picture shows a big crowd watching a baseball game.

"Town team" baseball was an important way for a new town to get established, and Riverton, founded in 1906, put together a team within a few years.

No record can be found of what particular game this audience at City Park was watching, but newspaper accounts from that summer noted games between the "Riverton nine" and teams from Lander, Hudson, Shoshoni, and a couple of traveling teams.

Related content: