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  • This is the old footbridge in Lusk, Wyoming south of the "Lusk Plunge" swimming pool. I was asked to try and find out if the bridge still exists, which it does, but it brought back memories as we kids used to play around there. There was the swimming pool as well as a big open field where the city would fill with water that made our ice skating rink. The bridge crossed a dry Niobrara River that we rode our bikes down and back up the other side as quickly as possible -- we were "bikers!" Once, while riding across the bridge on my bike, I thought I saw my sisters cat "Charlie Paul" lying dead below the bridge so I rode home to get her.She was 17 and I was 8. We rode my little stingray bike back down to the bridge together laughing. Surely, it couldn't be Charlie Paul -- he was invincible. But it was. And then my sister was sad. She walked the two blocks home to get a box to cart his body home in and then she buried him behind the shed. I'm told now that the footbridge was built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the 1930's. Amazing how a photo can bring back such memories. There aren't many houses in this photos but ours would have been right in the middle on the right edge.
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