Category Archives: Recreation

New Finding Aids: May 2019

Welcome to the second round of our Finding Aids updates! As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. These aids help you find information about specific collections we have, and the information contained in … 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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Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

Sports, recreation, and leisure are so entwined with life in American and the human experience itself, it should not be surprising that many of the collections held at the American Heritage Center contain at least some information related to these … 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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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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