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Andrew Bugas’ Account of the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885

Andrew Bugas was not quite 20 years old in 1885 when he arrived in Rock Springs to work in the Union Pacific’s coal mines. Born in Austria, he came to the United States in 1880 to join his father in … Continue reading

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New Mining Collection Now Available Online!

The  American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming has digitized and made accessible online 17 letterpress books, scrapbooks, and albums from the James C. Drayton and William A. Drayton papers (Collection #8177). James C. Drayton was an attorney … Continue reading

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