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Acme Theater

Acme Theater



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  • Date Posted: May 3, 2014
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  • Address: 312 East Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501, USA

History:

The Wind River Indian Reservation was established in 1864 through the Bridger-Teton Treaty with the United States government. It is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe Indian tribes. Chief Washakie, the last chief of the Shoshone tribe is buried at Chief Washakie Cemetery in the older section of the graveyard. There is a large headstone that marks his grave.

Chief Washakie is known in Crowheart Butte for his role in the battle between the Crow and the Shoshone Indians in 1866. According to a legend about this battle, Chief Washakie of the Shoshone and Chief Big Robber of the Crow decided to have a duel to decide which tribe would claim rights to the Wind River Mountains as a hunting ground. Chief Washakie won the duel but was so very impressed with Chief Big Robber’s courage that he graciously opted NOT to scalp him. Rather, he cut out Big Robber’s heart and stuck it on the end of his lance.

Chief Washakie made important allegiances with the U.S. Government and was friendly with settlers and American immigrants.

The Acme Theater is one of three Gable Theaters in Riverton, Wyoming. The Acme Theater has been a landmark since it’s completion in 1920. It was built by Belle Mote, one of Riverton’s most prominent businesswomen. In the 1950′s it was owned by a man named Tom Knight.

Paranormal Reports:

Reports of feelings of uneasiness. Apparitions of a man have also been reported.

Resources:

ePodunk (2007). Profile for Ethete, Wyoming, WY. Retrieved November 22, 2009 from http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=23271

No Author (n.d.). Gabel Theaters. Retrieved December 3, 2009 from http://www.gabeltheatres.com/history_acme.htm

Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved August 11, 2008 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/wyoming.htm

No Author (n.d.) Welcome to Lander, Wyoming. Retrieved November 22, 2009 from http://www.landerchamber.org/WRIreservation.aspx

Marquette University (2009). St. Stephen’s Mission Record 1865, 1886 [ongoing]. Retrieved November 22, 2009 from http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/Mss/SSM/SSMsc.html

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312 E Main St Riverton WY Wyoming United States




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