Full disclosure, I found all of these old newspapers hanging in the men's restroom at the Chugwater Soda Fountain.

They are framed nicely and provide great reading for a guy who is standing there, taking care of business.

Chugwater Wyoming has always been a small town, even by Wyoming standards.

But at one point is was a major hub for travel.

It was even busy enough to have it's own local paper, although it might have been hard to find anything to report.

Reading The Past - Chugwater Wyoming Newspaper

These pages of the old Chugwter Wyoming newspaper show us coverage of the region from back in the 1940s.

There was little local news, other than the war.

But what was published at the time was important to the people of the area.

It was, in most case, the only news they had from outside their little ranch or town.


Old Medicine Of The Chugwater Wyoming Drugstore

If you visit the tiny town of Chugwater Wyoming you'll find the newly restored Soda Fountain.

In fact it's Wyoming's oldest soda fountain and malt shot.

It's always worth stopping in for breakfast or lunch, or maybe a shake or malt.

The place was a drug store and soda fountain for the longest time.

Back then soda was actually used to cure an upset stomach.

So what sort of old medicines were left behind by Chugwater's last pharmacist?

It turns out, some of them are on display.

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