Category Archives: Wyoming history

Summer Exhibit Series: Highways in Laramie

The railroad is what most of Laramie’s early history is focused on as it allowed new peoples and industries to grow the burgeoning city. Even so, a few decades after the railroad first came to Laramie, a new form of … Continue reading

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Who Climbed the Grand Teton First?

One hundred and twenty years ago, on August 11, 1898, William O. Owen (federal surveyor and outdoorsman), Reverend Franklin Spencer Spaulding, and Jackson Hole ranchers Frank L. Petersen and John S. “Jack” Shive reached the summit of Mount Owen of the Grand … Continue reading

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Do Feed the Bears – The Arthur E. Demaray Collection

Arthur E. Demaray was a National Park Service Administrator who worked as the liaison between the Park Service and Congress. He worked for the park service from 1917 to 1951. Demaray’s writings offer insights into Yellowstone National Park during the … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibit Series: The Military in Laramie

The military, much like the Union Pacific Railroad, has close ties with Laramie’s history. Established two years before Laramie was, Fort Sanders was to protect those that traveled along the Overland Trail in southern Wyoming. When Laramie was established in … Continue reading

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Caroline Lockhart Elected to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

If there was ever a woman who epitomized the saying, “Well behaved women rarely make history,” that person is Caroline Lockhart. She also sought fame—if not infamy—and she recently took one more step closer to her aspiration. It was announced … Continue reading

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Testing your Wyoming History Knowledge

We already know you’re brilliant, but here are the answers to the test just in case. “Women suffrage stems from Esther Morris’ tea party.” False. As much as we Wyomingites love the story of Esther Morris extracting suffrage promises from … Continue reading

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For Wyoming Statehood Day, Test Your State History Knowledge

It’s been 128 years as of July 10 since Wyoming became the 44th state in the union. To celebrate, we thought we’d test your knowledge of Wyoming history. This little test is courtesy of the Wyoming Almanac, but no peeking! … Continue reading

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