Cow Town to Boom Town: “A Feeding Frenzy”

The new $20 million aquatic center in Pinedale

By Claire Woodard

The influx of wealth from the gas boom has brought a lot of new infrastructure, investment, and business opportunities to Sublette County, Wyoming. But it has also inspired an unfamiliar and sometimes troubling response among residents: greed.

With the boom in full force and money flowing into the county, locals sought to profit in any and every way possible, a reaction which Pinedale historian Ann Chambers Noble calls a “feeding frenzy.” 

All audio is from the oral history collection at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center.

Cow Town to Boom Town: "A Feeding Frenzy"
Duration: 5:46 (download as podcast)

Last modified Thu, 14 Jul, 2011 at 14:22