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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Eclipse creates sense of community


August 22, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

Salt Lake City, Utah, resident Anna Skliar tries to take a picture of the eclipse with her cell phone through the telescope with Mikhal Skliar and Caroline Corcoran watching on at Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis Monday morning.

THERMOPOLIS – As hundreds of people, from all over the country converged together at the Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, and viewed the progress of the 2017 total solar eclipse Monday morning a sense of community was felt by all attending. Strangers talked as old friends, watching the event together as family and sharing what they had with each other, be it glasses, water or a telescope.

Amateur astronomer Randy Dragon from Red Lodge, Montana, brought his telescope to view the event and take pictures as the eclipse progressed. He, his wife and a couple friends had secured lodging i...

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