Nunn Municipal Hall
Nunn was founded as a shipping point on the Denver Pacific Railroad between Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The surrounding countryside is pretty flat and has long been known for growing sugar beets, potatoes, and beans and raising sheep and cattle. The town was doing pretty nicely until the mid-1950s when construction of the Interstate Highway grid was first begun. That shifted the freight away from the railroads and when the railroads died, towns like Nunn started to dry up. Today, there's a small grid of gravel streets on the western side of US Highway 85 but most of the former business structures on the highway are boarded up. There's still a grain elevator and a small cafe but not much else open.
Powertech USA, a company out of Vancouver BC, announced plans to perform some in-situ uranium mining using a leaching method at a deposit in sandstones of the Fox Hills Formation several miles west of Nunn. They have also discussed the possibility of open-pit mining for the uranium. Both proposals ae being opposed vehemently by the local folks as the Fox Hills Formation is also a major water supply aquifer along the Front Range and should that water somehow be made radioactive...
Note the old style gas pumps
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