Category Archives: University of Wyoming history

Summer Exhibit Series: Wyoming Territorial Prison

The summer exhibit series at the AHC celebrating Laramie’s 150th anniversary continues with a new theme this week: the Wyoming Territorial Prison. As buildings sprung up in the former “Hell on Wheels” town, a new imposing stone structure shadowed the … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Celebrate Laramie’s 150th Anniversary!

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Laramie, the American Heritage Center is hosting a summer exhibit series spotlighting collections that depict Laramie life and history throughout the last 150 years. The themed exhibits will change weekly, highlighting various parts of … Continue reading

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Votes for Women! Remembering Carrie Chapman Catt, Suffragist

Agnes Wright Spring (1894-1988), a protégé of University of Wyoming professor and librarian Dr. Grace Raymond, published a wonderful set of anecdotes in 1981 titled Near the Greats. Through her years as a prominent historian in both Wyoming and Colorado, … Continue reading

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UW’s Preparatory School

To celebrate the start of the Spring 2018 semester, we thought we’d bring you a flashback from UW’s past. The Preparatory School at UW was organized “for the benefit of students from counties not provided with complete high school courses.” … Continue reading

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suffrage \ noun suf·frage \ ˈsə-frij , sometimes -fə-rij \ Definition: The right to vote, especially in political elections

Wyoming is unique among the states that form our nation, in granting women the right to vote in 1869. The territory of Wyoming paved the way for the rest of the country, not only by being the first to allow … Continue reading

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Commemorating UW Veterans

Being a land-grant university, the University of Wyoming is no stranger to military service. Currently home to the Army ROTC Cowboy Battalion and the Air Force ROTC 940th Cadet Wing, military service at UW stretches back to the university’s early … Continue reading

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UW Homecoming – Flashback to 1938

In looking for UW Homecoming images from the past, we came across two short films from 1938. One is a 6-minute clip of that year’s Homecoming parade through the streets of Laramie. Amazing floats!  Although we do have some sympathy … Continue reading

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