Monthly Archives: June 2012

UW’s Roaring Twenties, Dirty Thirties, and Fightin’ Forties

From 1922-1941, Arthur Griswold Crane was president of the University of Wyoming (UW).  His term saw many historical changes and challenges. The AHC holds the records from his presidency at UW, which contain not only the university’s financial and administrative … Continue reading

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Honoring Children’s Literature

Granted annually by the American Library Association since 1922 to the most distinguished children’s book published the previous year, the Newbery Medal is one of the best known awards for noteworthy children’s literature in this country.  On Sunday evening, June … Continue reading

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Bike the West!

With the Ride the Rockies annual cycling tour scheduled to end today in Fort Collins, Laramie’s neighbor to the south, we at the American Heritage Center thought we’d share some photos of past generations of dedicated cyclists. It seems that this … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: People and Their Pets

Many of us have a pet at home, whether our companion be a bird, cat, fish, dog, or a pocket-sized rodent.  However, most of us have likely never considered adding something more exotic to our living menagerie.   A chimpanzee? A … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Donut Day!

Happy National Donut Day! So, what’ll it be?  Cake or raised?  Sprinkles or coconut?  Jelly or custard filled?  There are so many options when it comes to donuts–it’s always a difficult decision. In this photo, Harriet Alice Howell, a Red … Continue reading

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