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By Bob Moen
Associated Press 

2017 eclipse showered Wyoming with visitors and money

 

December 12, 2017



CHEYENNE (AP) — Nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view last summer’s total solar eclipse, boosting the state’s economy by an estimated $63.5 million, according to an analysis released Monday by the state Tourism Office.

“That’s phenomenal when you have all of this new money being pumped into the economy,” Diane Shober, executive director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism, said.

The $63.5 million came from people spending money on travel, lodging, food and shopping over a five-day period around the eclipse.

“There were impacts in every single one of our counties acros...



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