Wyoming’s startlingly low escalator count makes a national splash

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It has mountains, trees, lakes, bucking broncos and buffalo, but Wyoming has remarkably few escalators — two sets, to be exact, both located in banks in Casper, according to recent national news stories detailing how that fact was uncovered by a Casper newspaper reporter in 2008. The Atlantic did a followup piece in July showing that the Cowboy State has not made any strides since then and exploring the possible reasons why. The state’s newly built airport is single level,¬†and state and tourism officials told the magazine that they are not aware of any other escalators other than the two sets in Casper.

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