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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…

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…

Gina Clingerman- People Saving Places

Gina Clingerman: Saving Wyoming’s Historic Mining Heritage BLM Abandoned Mine Lands Program Manager People Saving Places Behind every restored building or protected acre of historic trail are committed advocates planning and fundraising. One such advocate is Gina Clingerman, the devoted abandoned mine lands archaeologist who single handedly brought together the Bureau of Land Management, the Alliance, the Atlantic City Historical…

Grant St. Grocery

JOIN CASPER HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD AT GRANT ST. GROCERY ON MAY 1ST FOR A HISTORIC CELEBRATION AT THE LAST STANDING MARKET IN CASPER. HISTORY OF GRANT ST. GROCERY – 815 S GRANT AVE, CASPER, WY Written by Lindsay Grant, co-owner of Grant St. Grocery Casper experienced an oil boom period that began in 1913-14 and continued well into the next…

Grant St. Grocery History

History of Grant Street Grocery Excerpt taken from Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office Casper experienced an oil boom period that began in 1913-14 and continued well into the next decade. The major oil companies established their headquarters in Casper, providing employment and injecting capital into the local economy. The population of 2,639 in 1910 nearly doubled in the next five…

Guernsey State Park

Photo of the Guernsey State Park Museum from Guernsey State Park Facebook Guernsey State Park is unusual because of the historic integrity of the CCC buildings and features within the park. The historic portions of the park have been left unmodified since they were constructed in the 1930s. Nowhere is this more evident than at the park museum. The museum building…

Hanna

Hanna, Wyoming The Lincoln Highway once took multiple routes through Hanna. Today the town is nearly bypassed via Highway 30 to the south. The Lincoln Highway Association, 2012-20 Hanna’s history stems from the nearby ghost town of Carbon. When the Union Pacific Coal Mines at Carbon began producing less coal, surveyors began tracking down new potential sites. A location known…

History of EK Jewellers

History of 217 S Gillette Ave (Currently known as EK Jewelers) The building was built in 1932 according to the County Assessor’s records. However, other records show this building built in 1926 by the Taft family who operated the Taft Bakery there from that time until around 1945.  At that time Mr. Connie Allen bought the Taft Bakery equipment and…

History of Jackson

EXPLORING HIDDEN HISTORY ON THE TOWN SQUARE   By Samantha Ford and the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, with Michael McCoy Original Article found here. Visitors come to Jackson Hole for many reasons, including the abundant outdoor recreation, scenic views, and wildlife. A less known delight: exploring the town, which can unlock many exciting and notable historical stories. When…

Knight Hall History

Knight Hall History Knight Hall (1941): Original Negative: Knight Hall, University of Wyoming, 1941, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Ludwig Svenson Collection, negative number 34153.1 Located on the University of Wyoming campus, Knight Hall began construction in 1940 and was completed in 1941 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The building served as a women’s dormitory and was named…

Legend Rock State Petroglyphs Site

(Article from SAH Archipedia written by Fred Chapman) Located approximately 30 miles northwest of Thermopolis, the quarter-mile-long Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is one of the largest accessible rock art sites in the U.S. The site is located along the northern terraces and vertical sandstone cliffs of Cottonwood Creek in the southwestern Bighorn Basin. Legend Rock features 55 separate rock panels…

Malta Lodge #17 History

Downstairs in this building was John A. Thompson, Furniture and Undertaking. Courtesy of Hot Springs County Museum History of Malta Lodge #17 Excerpt from History of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Wyoming 1874 -1974. The city of Thermopolis was founded about 1897 when that area was first settled. It is on the Big Horn River…