The area was believed to be covered at one point by ice, most notably glaciers. Throughout the years the ice did recede to the north and left behind a flat, clean slate of land…most of northern Vän Vatten.
Shooter was unique because of some of the waterways that were left after the ice left, now known as the Shooter Glacier Waterway. Obviously, due to its pristine condition the Syv decided that it’d be wise to form a national park in order to maintain what history left the people of Vän Vatten to enjoy. Thus, Shooter National Park was created in 1935. Since, a camp ground has been carefully built next to the waterways, fishing is allowed, daily limits are enforced. In the 1950’s the people of Shooter decided to take technology and use it to their advantage, with cooperation of the Syv, Shooter created a railroad that literally looped around the waterways, simply known as the Scenic Loop. To this day, rides leave Shooter and loop around the waterways and come back to the station. It’s a hit, though it was created 60 years ago, people still line up, primarily in the warmer months and deep in the winter to tour what it was like hundreds of years ago.
Obviously, it was wise for the city of Shooter to capitalize on the this innovation. Because of that, tourism is a major key to the profits of Shooter. The historic district holds hotels from the ‘40’s and ‘50’s still in mint condition for people to stay in while they’re at the national park. Also, Shooter was a 18 hole golf course and country club in its southern area where people can relax.
Shooter sits to the north of Holly Grove, which sits north of Cresent City. Because of this, many people from the Vän Vatten northern metroplex tend to flock to Shooter to get some much needed R&R. However, over the past decade enough people, thanks to transportation have started to call Shooter they’re actual home. The town in the past decade has grown from just over 4000 people to just under 9000.
Speaking of transportation, Shooter does sit as a major rail line crossing. The main east/west trunk line is the North Central, the main north/south trunk line is the Cresent-Dartmust line. This line runs from the southern terminal of Cresent City to the northern port city of Dartmust. A small branch line, Shooter Local curves into the CD Line from inside shooter. There is also a small freight yard near Old VV1 (also known as Main Street).
Aside from all the rail lines crossing inside Shooter, the FRH (Forgotten Royal Highway/VV1) also curves through the southern section of Shooter. In 1999, when the Syn and the Vän Vatten Transportation Council were working on the FRH, it was decided that with the growth of Hickory Grove, the tourism of Shooter National Park, and the location of Shooter it was only a matter of time before Shooter became a major city in Northeast Vän Vatten. While it isn’t a major city by any means presently, the design has already been created. Shooter is the only town where the FRH is nearly elevated through the entire city. Because of the belief of growth, they believed that FRH/VV1 would need to be easily converted to UTN (United Transportation Network) if needed. VV1 takes a large sweeping turn in the southeast section of Shooter, mainly sage brush and a few trees, but no people or businesses to speak up before turning north.
Shooter also has developed a new suburb, South Shooter Heights, mainly high rise buildings holding commuters to travel VV8 into Holly Grove. Holly Grove also has crept far enough to be in the south side of VV1, making it the city limits between Holly Grove and Shooter.
Much is going on in Shooter, it’s growing at a rapid rate, but right now it merely stands as a young adolescent in those awkward growing years.
Old VV1 and VV1
Northern Line going west to east and Cresent-Dartmust Line going north to south
Shooter National Depot
South Shooter Heights
North Holly Grove
Shooter Historic District
Shooter National Park