Category Archives: outdoor recreation

Hans Kleiber and the Natural Beauty of Wyoming

The magnificent scenery of Wyoming has inspired many artists, but Hans Kleiber’s work stands out for the medium he used to capture the mountains, wildlife, and people of the state. Kleiber’s art was often created with line only, etched on zinc or copper plates. From these plates prints were made. Occasionally the prints were tinted, but many said all they needed to with lines. Continue reading

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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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Rockwell Polar Flight

On November 14, 1965, the Rockwell Polar Flight began what has often been described as the last of the great firsts in polar travel. It was the first round-the-world flight to pass over both the North and South Pole, establishing … Continue reading

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Americans on Mt. Everest

In 1963, 19 Americans, 32 Sherpas, and 909 porters set out to climb Mount Everest. The first successful assault on the summit had occurred just 10 years before under the command of Englishman Sir Edmund Hillary, but no American had … Continue reading

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As you plan your summer vacation . . .

The days are getting longer and warmer, unviersity classes are over and the K-12 schools will soon be closing for a couple of months–must be summer!  By now, most of us have started to daydream about which destinations we’ll choose … Continue reading

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Online Finding Aid Available for the Karl C. “Sunny” Allan Papers

Karl C. “Sunny” Allan (1886-1978) was born in Ogden, Utah. He worked as a telephone lineman in the early 1900s, and was part of the Bureau of Reclamation crew that built a telephone line from Ashton, Idaho to Moran, Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Old Faithful Speaks

Old Faithful Speaks is a 35 millimeter nitrate film created between 1933 and 1935 to promote Wyoming tourism. Yellowstone National Park was then (and is now) a world-renowned tourist attraction. The film features what may be the first audio recording … Continue reading

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Update on Energy Boom Panel Discussions

The rosters have been finalized for the upcoming series of panel discussions based on the American Heritage Center’s energy boom oral history project.    April 4, 2011, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, University of Wyoming, Family Room, Wyoming Union  Panelists: Cally McKee … Continue reading

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January Photo of the Month

It’s winter in the Rocky Mountains, and one of the best ways to beat the doldrums that come with the season is to get outside for some exercise!  Snowshoes make it possible to do just that!  The style of snowshoe pictured here … Continue reading

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