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146 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First (Legal) Hanging
April 21st marks an infamous anniversary. 146 years ago today, in 1871, John Boyer was the first man to be legally executed in Wyoming. Prior to Boyer, several outlaws had met the end of the noose due to vigilante justice, but this was the first legal hanging ever carried out in the fledgling t…
Travel Tips For Marijuana Smugglers Driving Through Wyoming
The Wyoming Highway Patrol just made another big pot bust. Yesterday, they announced the arrest of a California man, who was caught with 342 pounds of marijuana in the town of Sundance. Just in time for 4/20, here are a few travel tips for any would-be pot smugglers driving through Wyoming. 1. Drive…
Wyoming Anglers Invent Fishing Fly Made From Cigarettes
Wyoming is one of the most popular fly fishing destinations in the world. While there is a long list of outfitters who create their own custom flies here in the Cowboy State, some anglers prefer to improvise. According to Buck Peterson’s Complete Guide to Fishing, a group of anglers in southw…
An Easter Weekend Photo Gallery of Historic Wyoming Churches
As Christians across the Cowboy State prepare to celebrate Easter, here’s an amazing gallery of photographs from the Wyoming State Archives featuring some of our most historic churches. There are over 400 pictures of churches in the State Archives Photo Database. These are few of our fav…
Five Fun Facts About Bunny Rabbits in Wyoming
Just in time for Easter, here are five fascinating facts about bunny rabbits here in the Cowboy State. 1. Six different species of rabbits are native to Wyoming: the Black-Tailed Jackrabbit, the Desert Cottontail, the Eastern Cottontail, the Mountain Cottontail, the Snowshoe Hare and the White-Taile…

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