Category Archives: found in the archive

Who Gets License Plate Number 1?

The State of Wyoming began issuing motor vehicle license plates in 1913.  Who got plate number 1?  The man who wrote the motor vehicle licensing law, state senator Jacob M. Schwoob of Park County. Schwoob continued to apply for, and … Continue reading

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: March!

Or, should that be the other way around?  Most likely, a lot of that depends on where you live.  While some areas have been blanketed with snow and have consistently seen below-zero temperatures, other locations in the U.S. have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Here’s a photograph from the American Heritage Center’s collections to help mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which starts today.  2014 is the year of the horse in the Chinese zodiac calendar.

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Wishing you a spooky Halloween from the archives…

A stormy night in fall with a full moon… and the skeletons in the cemetery come to life! Do you remember the black and white Disney Cartoon Classic, “The Skeleton Dance”?  This 1929 short, part of Disney’s Silly Symphony series … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Rumble (for Archives Month)!

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Rumble in the Stacks, the Anarchy in the Archives, the Chaos in the Complex!  Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is the first ever Archives Month cage match among the heroes and heroines in the … Continue reading

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International Connections at the American Heritage Center

On July 25th the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Jake Walles, attended a reception in his honor sponsored by UW’s International Programs and held in the AHC’s George Rentschler Room.  Prior to the formal start of the reception—indeed, delaying that start … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is Monday, September 3rd this year and so we thought you might enjoy looking some historic photographs of typical outdoor Labor Day activities: fishing, camping, and picnicking.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend, wherever you are and … Continue reading

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