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Is Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday or the Last Thursday of November?

A Random Thanksgiving Fact: This year Thanksgiving Thursday falls on November 23, 2017, but did you know that Thanksgiving wasn’t always the fourth Thursday of November? Occasionally November has five Thursdays. This year is one such year. Another November with … Continue reading

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The Rock Springs Massacre, Sept.2, 1885

During the summer of 1885, tensions had been building between Chinese coal miners and European coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory. Both groups were employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company and were having a dispute over wages. According … Continue reading

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Farewell to the old Laramie High School

With an increasing student population in Laramie in the 1950s, the Albany County School District began efforts to construct a new high school to serve the growing needs of the community. In 1957, the architectural firm of Hitchcock & Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Hans Kleiber and the Natural Beauty of Wyoming

The magnificent scenery of Wyoming has inspired many artists, but Hans Kleiber’s work stands out for the medium he used to capture the mountains, wildlife, and people of the state. Kleiber’s art was often created with line only, etched on zinc or copper plates. From these plates prints were made. Occasionally the prints were tinted, but many said all they needed to with lines. Continue reading

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Who Gets License Plate Number 1?

The State of Wyoming began issuing motor vehicle license plates in 1913.  Who got plate number 1?  The man who wrote the motor vehicle licensing law, state senator Jacob M. Schwoob of Park County. Schwoob continued to apply for, and … Continue reading

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Teapot Dome featured on BBC’s Downton Abbey

History on the BBC’s Downton Abbey crosses the Atlantic and comes to Wyoming. Recently, on season 4 episode 7 of the popular miniseries, the Dowager Countess explains why Lord Grantham travels to the United States; it turns out he is … Continue reading

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Mementos Cherished: Valentine’s Day

Hearts . . . candy . . . flowers; today people are celebrating their love for one another.  Check out these expressions of the holiday from the first half of the twentieth century; with flowers, stickers, paper greetings, and cake … Continue reading

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