Shoshoni Wyoming’s New Gas Stations IS AMAIZING!
As Wyoming towns go Shoshoni has seen better days
Now, it looks like it will again.
Shoshoni is a small town out in the center of the state.
It was a crossroads before there were roads. American Indians and later the first mountain men and trappers passed through and turned to whatever direction they were heading.
It sits just south of The Wind River Canyon and along the Boysen State Park & Reservoir.
Before there was a highway, stage coaches and trains used to stop there.
At one time Shoshoni was a cute little town with a lot going on.
These days the only reason any really stops there is the Fast Lane convenience store.
The Fast Lane sits on the crossroads of the only two highways that run through the center of the state.
Highway 26 and 20.
These back highways are only two lane, but they are important arteries.
That's where the old Fast Track store is, and, currently, it is the only gas station and store.
There used to be 3 stations at that intersection. All that is left there now is the crumbling remains of 2 of them.
As the last remaining store Fast Track has plenty of pumps and is run well and clean inside.
Still, the building has been there for a while.
The old place is starting to look worn out.
Time for an upgrade.
The Fast Lane is building a new store, behind the old one, and WOW is it GRAND!
Workers inside the old store tell me that the old Fast Lane will be torn down when the new store is finished.
Despite it's worn down appearance Shoshoni has a rich history and a lost to offer the future.
A famous Hollywood actress from the 1930's and 40's grew up there.
A popular Marvel Superhero was born and raised there.
This new store will become the nicest looking building in town.
The rest of Shoshoni is looking worn down and sad.
The town even had to tear town half of downtown because the old buildings were falling apart and were becoming a hazard.
They replaced those torn down buildings with a park.
Homes in town might have been cute when they were first built, but all of them are worn down now and need a facelift, it not replacement.
Surrounded by all of that, THIS NEW STORE IS BUILT!
Considering how far out in the middle of no place Shoshoni is, and the fact that anyone traveling out that way will need to stop and pee, or fill up the tank, or get a snack, even a meal, this location is PERFECT!
Truckers are going to love this place.
A store like this will certainly help the economy of Shoshoni.
There is hope that people might once again see in the town was was seen way back when it was first built, and rethink either living there or visiting.
Shoshoni, after all, sits in a marvelous location.
At the base of a beautiful chain of mountains, the Wind River Canyon, and one of Wyoming biggest reservoirs. They even have a little airport.