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Down town Cisco, March 2000

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Cisco, mile post 504.4, started out as a water stop on the RGW narrow gauge north of the present location. When the standard gauge line through Ruby Canyon opened, Cisco moved to the present location. As work crews, and later travelers, came through, stores, hotels and restaurants sprang up to accomodate them.

Later with the discovery of oil and gas, Cisco became a mini boom town. For a while Cisco was the largest producer in the state. When the interstate bypassed Cisco and the oil bust came, Cisco died.

The only thing going on today is the siding where containers of mill tailings are offloaded onto trucks for transport to the White Mesa Mill.

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