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Cheyenne Frontier Days in Pictures: 1897-1901
As we gear up for the 120th annual “Daddy of ’em All”, here’s a look back at the very first Cheyenne Frontier Day celebration in 1897 (it was originally a one day event). Colonel Edward Slack was the owner and editor of The Cheyenne Leader, the prominent local newspa…
The History of Terry Bison Ranch
F.E. Warren was Wyoming territory governor in 1885, when he first bought a ranch from Charles Terry, that would become the Terry Bison Ranch. In the early 1900s, it’s where then Senator Warren hosted President Teddy Roosevelt for dinner, and cocktails. Would you bet they told s…
Amelia Earhart Piloted an Autogiro Across Wyoming in June of 1931
Did you know Amelia Earhart flew an autogiro across Wyoming? In June of 1931, Amelia Earhart piloted an autogiro, an early version of the helicopter, across Wyoming during her cross-country trip. Amelia Earhart was attempting to set a record as the first person to make a cross-country flight in an a…
The Great Cheyenne Race And More On Sunday
I love the history of Wyoming and I look forward to learning more from one who knows on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. Cheyenne historian Richard T. Ammon will tell stories about Cheyenne that you’ve never heard before and pres…
See and Feel Historical Wyoming Landmark
Because of the Oregon Trail, the United States includes California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. We are here in Wyoming because of some very brave people who came before us. We stand on the shoulders of giants. As a nation, we believed it was our Manifest Destiny during …
Wyoming History Revealed Today
People come to Wyoming from around the world, especially during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, to relive the rich history of the great American west. The wide open spaces, the legends and tall tales of daring do along with cowboys and Indians, vast herds of buffalo and cattle and life on the tr…
1st Christmas Cards Offensive
While you’re trying to get your Christmas cards off to your aunt in Riverton, your brother in Rock Springs and your sister in Burns, you should know what started it all. It was 172 years ago today, in 1843, London merchant Sir Henry Cole realized he didn’t have much time…
51 Years Ago Today… a footnote
When I posted the article on this, the 51st anniversary of Jimi Hendrix becoming a star, I saw the video of Jimi burning his guitar many times over the years and other shots on documentaries and stills of that seminal moment in music history that launched careers of musical heavyweights and changed …

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