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Jeffrey City

BY LUKE ANDERSON January 11, 2017 While coal, oil, and natural gas often dominate the discussions of energy in Wyoming, nuclear energy also played a role in 20th-century Wyoming. Uranium was not the only driver of Jeffrey City’s history, but it did help name the town and contribute to its large drop in population during the 1980s. Today, Jeffrey City…

Antler Hotel History

History of Antlers Hotel Research from Leonard Cash The Antlers Hotel was Newcastle’s first permanent building made of brick and native stone. In May of 1890 the building was completed for the owners, Kilpatrick Bros and Collins, of Cambria Mines. The basement of the building was 50 x 100 feet and the home of the city’s courthouse. The building had…

Arapaho Ranch Field Station

Arapaho Ranch Field Station  Unbarred Tour 2022! The Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the Arapaho Ranch Field Station are hosting a one-time-only “Unbarred” tour of the property on Saturday, August 27. The tour will start with coffee at 9:30, followed at 10 by talks on the history and development of the property by Lorre Hoffman and Thom Tisthammer, a presentation…

Bosler

Bosler, Wyoming Wyoming Industrial Journal no. 11. April 01, 1909, page 2. Wyoming Newspaper Project Bosler was platted in 1909 and began as a cattle and railroad shipping town. The town was named after James Williamson Bosler, a prominent cattle baron of the late 19th century. [5] Scene of Bosler (date unknown) Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and…

Cooper House History

* History excerpt from the American Studies Program Page, learn more about the program here.  Frank Cooper was a wealthy Englishman that came to the territory of Wyoming during the 1870s. While in the region, Cooper established a vast cattle empire and was the first to develop a successful method to freeze and transport beef. In 1904, Cooper sold his…

COWBOY CARNEGIES

Carnegie Libraries in the Cowboy State Cowboy Carnegies Campaign The Cowboy Carnegies campaign seeks to raise awareness of Wyoming’s Carnegie library buildings and promote their preservation and continued use.  AHW recognizes the importance of the remaining Carnegie buildings, constructed as centers of community learning and gathering, and serving as the site of many formative experiences for Wyoming’s citizens. The Carnegie…

Craig Chevrolet Building

Join Weston County Historical Society & Weston County Historic Preservation Board on May 15th at 1:30 pm for a presentation and tour at the Craig Chevrolet building in Newcastle, Wyoming. History of the Craig Chevrolet Building written by Bri Brasher & Leonard Cash for the Weston County News Letter Journal on August 10, 2017. The automotive industry provided a boost…

Ft. Bridger State Historic Site

Fort Bridger State Historic Site With the decline of the fur trade and the need to find a new way to make a living, mountain men Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez built a small fort. Consisting of only a few cabins and a stockade, Fort Bridger provided thousands of travelers each year with supplies, wagon repairs, and other assistance. In…