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Summer Exhibit Series: The Military in Laramie

The military, much like the Union Pacific Railroad, has close ties with Laramie’s history. Established two years before Laramie was, Fort Sanders was to protect those that traveled along the Overland Trail in southern Wyoming. When Laramie was established in … Continue reading

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Caroline Lockhart Elected to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

If there was ever a woman who epitomized the saying, “Well behaved women rarely make history,” that person is Caroline Lockhart. She also sought fame—if not infamy—and she recently took one more step closer to her aspiration. It was announced … Continue reading

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For Wyoming Statehood Day, Test Your State History Knowledge

It’s been 128 years as of July 10 since Wyoming became the 44th state in the union. To celebrate, we thought we’d test your knowledge of Wyoming history. This little test is courtesy of the Wyoming Almanac, but no peeking! … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibit Series: Influential People Buried at Greenhill Cemetery

Greenhill Cemetery, situated less than a block away from the University of Wyoming’s campus, is almost as old as Laramie itself. Once a lawless town that struggled to be governed, Laramie and the surrounding landscape was dotted with various graves … Continue reading

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“Archives on the Air” Debuts Monday, June 18

The American Heritage Center has been collaborating with Wyoming Public Media to create a new program to highlight aspects of the AHC’s collections using one-minute stories. Some stories are serious, some are fun, but all are intriguing! Debut of the … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibit Series: Businesses in Laramie

The summer exhibit series at the AHC continues to celebrate Laramie’s 150th anniversary with a new theme this week: Businesses in Laramie. Within weeks of the railroad reaching Laramie, the former “Hell on Wheels” tent town became part of an … Continue reading

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Hoppy’s Saddle is not Hoppy’s Saddle – The Mystery Solved

In 1982, Grace Bradley Boyd donated to the American Heritage Center a large cache of documents, photographs and memorabilia that belonged to her late husband William L. Boyd, or “Hopalong Cassidy” as he was better known.  “Hoppy” was well-known to … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibit Series: Laramie Architecture

The summer exhibit series at the American Heritage Center celebrating Laramie’s 150th anniversary brings out a new theme this week: Buildings in Laramie. The “Hell on Wheels” tent town that greeted the official arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in … Continue reading

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New AHC Digital Archivist Sets Sights on Access

The AHC recently welcomed a new Digital Archivist, Rachel Gattermeyer. In her position, Rachel plans to increase the accessibility of the AHC’s born-digital collections, identify new directions for digital preservation, and work with other departments at the University to share … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibit Series: Railroads in Laramie

The summer exhibit series at the American Heritage Center celebrating Laramie’s 150th anniversary kicks off this week with materials relating to railroad history in Laramie. On May 4, 1868, the Union Pacific Railroad reached Laramie, bringing with it new people, … Continue reading

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