December 21, 2011
The building the HiWay Bar now resides in hosted the J.L. Norvell Mercantile Company, pictured above in this undated photograph, until 1915.
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Since the mid-1930s, the bar inside 136 E. Jefferson Ave. has served as a gathering place for many western Routt County residents. Throngs of men and women in their 20s brushed shoulders and swapped countless stories in the venue years ago when business there was more frequent and parties inside more common, according to longtime patrons.