Porter Chopping, from whom we take our name, began doing business as a retailer in carpeting, plumbing, and electrical items for the homes and businesses of Fremont County in September, 1978 in a small establishment on Riverview Road in Riverton, Wyoming. Porter soon acquired some much needed and very able assistance from Lennie Kosirog, who, with his wife Gwen, had come from Chicago to settle in thewide open spaces of Wyoming. Under this able leadership, Porter's Mountain View Supply has continued growing into the 21st century. As the community grew and changed, Porter's modified it's inventory to meet those changing needs, developing into one of the states largest retailers of wood, gas, and pellet stoves, hearth products, hot tubs and spas, outdoor and patio furniture and grills, plus audio, video, televisions, and satellite reception services. Both Porter's locations, Riverton and Casper, are now authorized agents for Union Cellular, providing cell phone service to Wyoming residents. Porter's has grown from a partnership of less than three employees, to a corporation that employs more than twenty-eight individuals. In that time we have moved from the Riverview Road location to a large showroom with extensive warehousing on East Sunset in Riverton, and in November of 2004 opened our second store on Denis Drive in Casper, Wyoming.
Lander, Wyoming has a vibrant, progressive business community that is proud of the entrepreneurs both large and small who have achieved success in Lander.The Do Business section contains information and resources that will help you successfully start or relocate your business in Lander. Lander is in a prime location next to the Wind River Indian Reservation and on a main thoroughfare to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Lander, Wyoming is more than a picturesque western tourism town located next to the Wind River Mountains. Lander has solid communication and transportation networks, making it possible to “Do Business Where You Want To Live”.
The Lander to Dubois corridor is historically the most popular travel route to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for good reason.No other route can match the wealth of scenic, historic, and authentic experiences you will find in the heart of the Wind River Country. Native American culture, westward migration, military, ranching, and natural history have blended together to create a Real. Western. Spirit.Cowboys, naturalists, artists and everyone in between feel at home in Lander and extend that feeling and hospitality to all of our guests.
The Lander Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-driven organization that promotes economic development and tourism in the Wind River Country. The Lander Area Chamber of Commerce has members in Lander, Dubois, Riverton, Ft. Washakie, Casper, Atlantic City and Rock Springs.The Lander Area Chamber of Commerce strives to build a stronger, more diverse economic climate that is beneficial to the entire area known as Wind River Country. Click on the, "Join the Chamber" link below to become part of a team of entrepeneurs who care as much about our communities as our businesses.
The Wind River Indian Reservation hosts numerous pow wows throughout the summer and is rich in western and Native history. Chief Washakie was known as a tremendous leader, statesman and warrior. When Chief Washakie died at the age of 102 he was accorded a full military funeral, the only known military funeral to be given an Indian Chief. The cavalry from Fort Washakie provided the escort and the procession stretched out for nearly two miles. Another famous Shoshone, Sacajawea has been honered with more statues, monuments and landmarks than any other woman in the United States. Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedtion in 1804. Sacajawea's skill as a translator, guide, and negotiator was a major influence on the success of the expedtion. Sacajawea was laid to rest at Fort Washakie on the Wind River Reservation in 1884.
The drive from Lander in Wind River Country to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is a short 3 hours. From Lander, you travel up Highway 287 through the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes, and one of the most culturally significant areas in Wyoming. Historically, the Lander to Dubois was the most popular travel route to Yellowstone and with good reason. From the Wind River Reservation you travel to Dubois, WY home of the largest Big Horn Sheep herd in the lower 48 states, then up and over Togwotee Pass on the Centennial Scenic Byway. Lander and Dubois are known by visitors as authentic destinations that feature wonderful history and museums, spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities, fantastic restaraunts, events and accommodations. Don't miss your chance to see the Real West on your way to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
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