In this episode, Zach and Kirsten talk about just a few of the industries that made Riverton into the bustling small city that it is today. From fur trappers to irrigation to a massive mining boom that the uranium industry brought to the area, listen to find out how each of these industries left a lasting impact on the town.Upcoming Events:===================Bailey Tire & AutoPit Stop Travel Centers Children’s Exploration Series===================May 11 2:00-4:00 PMRiverton Museum-Spool Knitting-Use a spool to turn skinny yarn into fat yarn. Then make a rug. Learn to do what could be called ‘Advanced Braiding’June 5, 12, 19, 269:00-10:00 AMDubois Museum-Kids corner-Various educational programs for kids. June 8 – 1:00-2:30 PMLander Pioneer Museum—Gold Panning Days—Pan for gold along Baldwin Creek on the museum grounds. Weigh your treasures and store in your own gold bag that you’ll design$4.00/person, limit 15====================Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker SeriesFree and Open to the public====================May 16, 7:00-9:00 PMLander Pioneer Museum- Bead cleaning—Collections Manager Robin Allison will be teaching how to clean and care for beaded artifacts.Supplies limited to first 25 peopleMay 30, 7:00 PMLander Pioneer Museum-The Oil Industry in Wyoming’sPast and Future-Dr. Saman Arayna of the University of Wyoming talks about Wyoming’s oil industry. Given the importance of extractive industries to the economy of the state, a better understanding of these resources will help Wyomingites plan for the future. June 1 – 1:00 PM – Reid Miller of the BLM will give a talk on the history of the stage line between Rawlins and Fremont County. He will also show a new on the history of the Sweetwater River and Ferris Mountain Area.June 13, 7:00 PMLander Pioneer Museum-Havoc and Solace—Fremont County poet Carol Deering will read from her new books of poems Havoc and Solace Poems from the Inland West. She will have copies of the book to sign.June 13, 6:30 PMRiverton Museum-Kettles and Clackers—Robert King will present on the history of oil refineries in Wyoming.====================Wind River Visitor’s CouncilAdventure Trek SeriesMay 18, 10:00 AMLander Pioneer Museum—Historic walking tour of Lander—Take a trip back to the early days of Lander. Visit some of the oldest buildings in town and hear the colorful stories of the early pioneers. Lasts about 2 hoursFree and open to the publicJune 1, 9:00 AMRiverton Museum—Tie Treating Plant Trek—Meet at the museum and take a walk along the old railroad tracks down to the location where the rail ties were treated before being shipped out.Free and open to the publicJune 11Dubois Museum—Historic Guest Ranch Tour—Tour the historic Ramshorn Guest Ranch and learn about the importance of guest ranching.$8/person, limited SpotsJune 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PMLander Pioneer Museum—Atlantic City Cemetery Trek—Barbara Townsend will guide us through the old gold district burying grounds and tell the history of the people buried there. Meet at the Museum and take a bus to Atlantic City. $8 per person