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Old Post Office, Cisco, Utah. Cisco started as a watering stop for the railroad's steam engines in the 1880s. As work crews,and later travelers, came through, stores, hotels and restaurants sprang up to accomodate them. Nearby cattle ranchers, and sheep herders in thr Book Cliffs north of town began using Cisco as a livestock and provisioning center. Around the turn of the century, over 100,000 sheep were sheared here before being shipped to market. Then oil and natural gas were discovered. For awhile Cisco was the largest producer in Utah. People began traveling more and Cisco continued to grow. Then the bottom fell out. A declining economy crashed when I-70 came through and by-passed Cisco altogether.
Old Post Office, Cisco, Utah. Cisco started as a watering stop for the railroad's steam engines in the 1880s. As work crews,and later travelers, came through, stores, hotels and restaurants sprang up to accomodate them. Nearby cattle ranchers, and sheep herders in thr Book Cliffs north of town began using Cisco as a livestock and provisioning center. Around the turn of the century, over 100,000 sheep were sheared here before being shipped to market. Then oil and natural gas were discovered....
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