Edgerton, Wyoming has a mere population of 109. It may be surprising, but there was actually once a bowling alley there.

Have a look through the window through this link, if you wish. But both places are now closed, and sadly, they were the only entertainment in town.

Last year I was driving up to Gillette and decided to pull into the town of Midwest Wyoming because I always pass it by and have always wanted a look.

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At that time the question dawned on me, why is there another town just a mile up the road? That other town would be Edgerton.

Midwest was a company town for oilfield workers. The place got so rowdy the company declared the town DRY. No booze allowed.

Seeing a business opportunity someone decided to make a second town just a mile away and open bars and liquor stores.

Today, there is not much left of either town.

 Back to the bowling alley in Edgerton...

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I made a quick call to the Edgerton Wyoming City Hall and a tired old gentleman explained that he has been trying to get someone to buy the place and open it back up, but no one seems interested.

The old place had four lanes and still has all the original bowling balls and pins. True, there are not many customers in Edgerton.

But the town of Midwest is just a half-mile away, it has 404 residents. Maybe some of them might bowl. That's not many potential customers, but then again there is really NOTHING to do out there.

Maybe a little money can be made if someone cares to open the old place back up. There are plenty of people in both towns with nothing to do so it just might work.

Vintage Wyoming Movie Posters

I love walking down the hallway of a modern movie theater and looking at the old posters of vantage moves.

That got me thinking about old Westerns based on Wyoming. How many of those posters are still around?

Many are, and many are for sale on line, if you want to decorate your home, or even home theater, with classic and mostly forgotten movie posters.

Most of these films were made before the era of television. Hollywood was cranking out these things as fast as they could.

The plots, the scrips, the acting, directing and editing were SO BAD, they were good.

Inside The Cars At The Douglas Wyoming Train Museum