Category Archives: World War I
Marguerite “Sheppy” Shepherd (1894-1983) was the longtime personal assistant to ‘Ace of Aces’ Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973), a World War I fighter pilot, race car driver, automotive designer, government consultant in military matters, air transport pioneer, and longtime head of Eastern Air … Continue reading
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
Though disease epidemics were common throughout America and the West in earlier times, the worst epidemic in terms of loss of human life came to Wyoming early in the 20th century, in the fall of 1918. From October of that … Continue reading
By the autumn of 1918 during World War I, Germany found itself bereft of manpower and supplies and was faced with imminent invasion. The country’s leaders requested an armistice from the Allies to end fighting on land, sea and air. Also … Continue reading
The American Heritage Center will be closed from December 22 through January 1. We will reopen on January 2nd. See you in the New Year! And safe travels if you’re heading out of town. Below is one of the more … Continue reading
Edith K. O. Clark, who served as Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction beginning in 1915, not only had a long career in the field of education, she also homesteaded in the state, operated a tea house in Cheyenne, and … Continue reading
Today the American Heritage Center honors military veterans and those in active duty; and commemorate those who never came home. Thank you.