Monday, March 03, 2008


In our younger years, Connie and I spent a fair amount of time around Bill, Wyoming, a bump in the road between Douglas and Gillette. So when the NYT had an article about the place it caught my eye. According to the Times, the business boom there has brought the population all the way up to 11.

A whole generation of archaeologists passed through Bill while working on projects related to the massive coal mines in the Powder River Basin. Caps sporting the "Bill Yacht Club" logo really were a hot commodity back in the early 80s. While working on a vegetation survey for a mine near there, Connie had a mail drop in Bill, which if I remember correctly was "Shoebox #2". That was about the time when the mayor of Bill was an elderly German shepherd named Mayor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it.