Where Half of the Village Went

Thanks to Troy Waldner, the current OS at what is now Table Rock Gas Plant, we now have a photographic record of some of the homes that left the Village and made the trip to Rock Springs.

For visitors that don’t know the scale of this operation, 20 split-level, 4-bedroom, 2-bath, double garage homes were separated, intact, from their foundations and trucked 45 miles west along Interstate 80 to a new subdivision. As these photos show, the move involved not only a long, slow haul on a major highway, but also a switch to the wrong lane and leaving the Interstate via an on ramp.

Thanks, Troy, for providing the pictures! It’s good to know that part of the Village will survive.

Click on an image to view a larger version and/or leave comments.

About Dana

I spent 7 years at Table Rock with my wife, daughter and son. After transferring in from the Amarillo, Texas survey crew, I worked as a Plant Operator at Table Rock Processing Plant and later as a General Technician. Like most Table Rockers, life in Table Rock Village and working (and playing) in the Wyoming Red Desert had a great impact on the person I became. I now make my living as a freelance writer and I am working on a book about Table Rock and how it shaped the lives of the residents. I hope to share the stories of fellow Table Rockers as well as my own.
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2 comments


  1. Troy Waldner

    These were not the first, these were the first they did two at a time. This was not as slow a move as you would think, the actually got up to 50+miles and hour. It was impressive to see these big houses flying down the highway. Thanks Dana

    • Dana

      Thanks for the clarification, Troy. I have to say, though, that as I remember it, 50mph on that stretch of I-80 was a slow trip. 😉

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