Category Archives: Local history

The Rock Springs Massacre, Sept.2, 1885

During the summer of 1885, tensions had been building between Chinese coal miners and European coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory. Both groups were employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company and were having a dispute over wages. According … Continue reading

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Farewell to the old Laramie High School

With an increasing student population in Laramie in the 1950s, the Albany County School District began efforts to construct a new high school to serve the growing needs of the community. In 1957, the architectural firm of Hitchcock & Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Isberg collection digitized

The AHC has completed a grant project to digitize photographs, glass plate negatives, glass lantern slides, and stereo cards from the Isberg Family papers, a collection of a Laramie family with material dating from 1884 to 1930. Continue reading

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Celebrate summer cycling with Elmer Lovejoy!

Summer seems to be the season for multi-day bicycle tours–each state seems to have its own unique ride–RAGBRAI in Iowa, Ride the Rockies in Colorado, the Tour de Wyoming, and of course, internationally speaking, there’s the mother of them all, the … Continue reading

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Summer is the Season for State Parks

State parks are often the forgotten cousins of much larger and well-known national parks, but they contain just as many scenes of striking beauty and opportunities for recreation.  One advantage is that they are often less crowded than national parks … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brought to You by Spring Allergy Season!

Spring is in the air, which means many of us are sneezing from seasonal allergies!  While grabbing for a tissue to dry those itchy, watery eyes, take a moment to enjoy this window display from 1938.  The Kassis store specialized … Continue reading

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