Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wyoming Cattle Industry Documented at the AHC

Next week, June 1st though 4th, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will be holding the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Laramie. As part of the event, members of the Association will be touring the American Heritage Center … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill collections at the AHC

The American Heritage Center houses several collections documenting the life and work of William F. Cody. “Buffalo Bill” Cody participated in the westward expansion of the United States and helped shape the world’s romantic image of the American frontier. The … Continue reading

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Larry Adler Papers Document Red Scare and Music History

Lawrence Cecil “Larry” Adler was born in Baltimore on February 10, 1914 to parents Louis and Sadie. A self-taught harmonica player, he gained worldwide recognition as the musician who brought the instrument to the ‘serious music’ stage. He began playing … Continue reading

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Frank Meyers Photographs Digitized

The AHC has completed a project to digitize over 900 negatives from Rawlins-area photographer Frank Meyers. Frank J. Meyers (1890-1973) purchased the Rawlins photography business of Hugh J. Rogner in 1923. Meyers ran the business for 50 years until his … Continue reading

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Woman’s Experience of Show Business Documented in June Knight Papers

Actress, singer and dancer June Knight was born Margaret Rose Vallikett, January 22, 1913 in Los Angeles, California. An only child to parents Holley and Beryl Vallikett, Margaret Rose turned an early handicap into a very successful career. Due to … Continue reading

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