Wyoming lawmakers remember the famed Hitching Post hotel as a place where a lot of informal legislation was passed.
Secretary of State Max Maxfield says it was more than a building, "the Hitch was Wyoming."
Maxfield can't remember a Legislative Session without the hotel. "You'd see everyone. If you were looking for two or three legislatures, you'd find them there... And it was so informal. It wasn't like it is upstairs where you have to stand in line to talk to somebody" he says.
A lot of locals also have their own memories of the Hitching Post.
Ruby Zubrod remembers having high school dances there. She's says she's relieved the man indicted, Robert Rodriguez of Albuquerque, isn't from around here. "We all know each other. It's nice to know it wasn't one of our own to cause the problem."
Maxfield feels the same way. Still, that doesn't change what happened or what's left.
Word of Rodriguez's indictment came late Friday afternoon. That's when the U.S. Attorney's Office issued a press release to Wyoming media. Since then, it's been unavailable to answer questions.
Rodriguez is being held without bail.