Friday, March 15, 2013

Basin Wyoming Post Office

This is a bit outside of our unusual topic here (which admittedly has been expanding) but this is an unusually nice and classic small town U. S. Post Office.  This is the very classically styled Post Office in Basin, Wyoming, which is right next to the classically styled Big Horn County Courthouse.

That such an impressive, albeit small, structure was built shows how viable and important these small towns were.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sidewalk Clock, Casper Wyoming

The March 10 entry on Today In Wyoming's History, which featured a sidewalk clock from outside of Wyoming, reminded me of this one, in Casper.

This is something that isn't as common as it once was, a sidewalk clock.  Once a fairly common, and pretty neat, feature of the downtown landscape, I don't know that anyone puts them up any more.  If they do, it's not frequently.

This particular one has been in place for decades.  So much so, in fact, that I hardly take notice of it, even though its a prominent feature on the sidewalk. This is the Ayres Jewelry Store sidewalk clock which, as can be seen, is in the shape of a large diamond ring.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Black Cat Books, Greybull Wyoming

This doesnt' really fit our normal topic category here, but interesting advertisement theme nonetheless.