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Southside abuzz with activity

Submitted by Newsroom on June 6, 2011 – 6:24 amNo Comment

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The south side of Riverton was abuzz with activity this morning. Carnival workers were getting rides ready for the Spring Showcase livestock show that runs tomorrow and Sunday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Fair Manager Barney Cosner gives details on stock show …..

Carnival owner Todd Keenan talks about the rides …..

The installation began with the horse being guided out of the trailer.

A little further south on Federal and to the east, workers were installing a bronze sculpture in front of the Wind River Heritage Center to welcome folks as then come into town.

Then it flew through the air.

The nine-foot bronze of an American Indian and mountain man passing a peace pipe was created by local artist Gary Shoop. He calls it Rendezvous Trade Talks.

Lew Diehl of the Heritage Center says it’s the perfect place to put a welcome to Riverton …..

Riverton Chamber Director Jim Davis says it been a long time coming …..

The Wind River Heritage Center is located at 1075 S. Federal, open from 10 a.m. to 4 daily, and is dedicated to preserving the natural and human history of the West.

And was guided in by its creator, Gary Shoop, at left, with Mayor Ron Warpness looking on. Photos by Leslie Stratmoen

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