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The way it was: Building the band shell  1984
Riverton Rotary Club members and other volunteers worked to erect the Riverton City Park band shell, pictured on Sept. 24, 1984. File photo

The way it was: Building the band shell -- 1984

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff

In late September 1984, volunteers from the Riverton Rotary Club were racing the weather to get the new band shell built at Riverton City Park.

Grant money was received to start the job, but plenty of unpaid labor was required to get it done -- and not just from Rotary. Armstrong Crane helped get the arching beams to the vertical position, and they were secured to the corner platform with nuts and bolts. Carpenter Travis Bennett lent his expertise to the work as well.

The hope was that the basic shell might be completed before wintry weather arrived to halt the work -- but the builders didn't quite make it. A major snowstorm arrived in Fremont County the same day these pictures were published.

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