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Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Main Street

Lander, Wyoming

 
 
Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
1. Main Street Marker
Inscription. J.K. Moore, post trader at Fort Washakie, built the large store shown in mid-photo in the early 1880s. It was later to be one of the most elaborate saloons in the entire west, fitted out with glassware and furniture cut in the shape of diamonds. Still later, it was a ladies fancy millinery store, and later yet, a hotel and bar. Just to the left, the building with the Albany Bar sign was built by Eugene Amoretti, Sr. in the summer of 1891 at the corner of Second and Main. Lander's first telephone exchange was located here, on the second floor.
To the right, the tall angular building, just down the street was the Bossert Building built by T.J. Bossier in 1893-1894. Bossert was the first to operate his store on a cash only basis. The building was later used as a theater and still later as a Piggly Wiggly Store. The Amoretti and Bossert buildings are still standing.The JK. Moore building was torn down in 1917 to make way for the Lander Auto Building. It was the Zanetti Bus Barn when it collapsed under the weight of snow in 1985. This photo probably dates from 1912-1915. -- Tom Bell - 1991
 
Erected 1991 by City of Lander, Economic Development Commission.
 
Location. 42° 49.959′ N, 108° 43.773′ W. Marker is in
Main Street Marker, detail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
2. Main Street Marker, detail
Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 287) near South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Main Street, Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palace Pharmacy, Albany Hotel, US Post Office (here, next to this marker); IOOF Building - Golden Rule Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Lander Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Bossert Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noble Hotel (about 400 feet away); Lander's Mill (about 500 feet away); M.N Baldwin Co. (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lander.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Centennial Park.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
3. Main Street Marker
Main Street today image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
4. Main Street today
Main Street today image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
5. Main Street today
Downtown Lander Historic District plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
6. Downtown Lander Historic District plaque
National Register of Historic Places
Wyoming Place No. 249
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016.
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