Weird Trivia – The Entire State Of Wyoming Has Only 2 Escalators

Why? (according to TheAtlantic)

The dearth of escalators in Wyoming could also have to do with the particularities of the state’s buildings themselves. “I think a lot of it has to do with some of the buildings being older,” Sue Goodman said — and older buildings with multiple stories tend to rely on stairways and elevators for their inter-floor transport. Two of the most common settings for escalators are malls and larger airports, and places like Sheridan have neither: their stores tend to be standalone structures. Plus, “in the Great Out West, I think land is probably cheaper,” Goodman said. So rather than build up, “we spread out.”

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