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More History Near Fort Laramie, Wyoming

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If you make the journey to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, consider a side-trip relating to pioneer travel on the Oregon Trail. Guernsey, Wyoming is approximately 13 miles west of Fort Laramie. OREGON TRAIL WAGON RUTS–Wheels on hundreds of pioneer … Continue reading

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History Lives at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming

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THE FORT’S BEGINNINGS—What is now the Fort Laramie National Historic Site was originally established in 1830 as a fur trading center, well-situated at the confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers.  Soon it became a well-known meeting place for … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado

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Welcome to the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado, founded in 1891. A few lucky prospectors found a dazzling lode of gold ore, embedded deep in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.  The mine was high, the valley floor … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the US

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College campuses are often places rich with history, school pride, and young minds intent on bettering themselves and the world around them. However, some of these young minds attend universities with more than just strong spirit and good academics. A … Continue reading

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Cheyenne at 150: History Videos

The capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017. As part of the celebrations, several historians gave talks on specific aspects of Cheyenne and Wyoming history. These talks were filmed and can be seen on the Visit Wyoming … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The Creede Hotel in Creede, Colorado (1892)

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PLEASE NOTE: The Creede Hotel in Creede Colorado, founded in 1892, is currently for sale (March 2018). Should it re-open we will update this article. We include it here as a reminder – if you want to see these hotels, … Continue reading

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Take a Road Trip to Historic Hotels in Colorado

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If a road trip sounds appealing for your next vacation, consider a journey to visit five historic hotels in the southwest part of Colorado . . . . . It is early in 1859.  The cries announcing the discovery of … Continue reading

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A Dark Day in American History: The Sand Creek Massacre

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The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, in the southeast part of Colorado, will help visitors gain perspective on the events that happened here in late November, 1864. BACKGROUND OF THE TIME—In the mid-1860s, the Colorado Territory was growing and … Continue reading

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A Place to Remember: Granada Relocation Center National Historic Landmark—Granada, Colorado

When one thinks of the forced internments that took place during World War II, one thinks of Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Russia.  However, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized the relocation of … Continue reading

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The White Hotel on a Hill: The Stanley in Estes Park, Colorado

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On a hilltop overlooking the Colorado town of Estes Park sits a red-roofed, white clapboard structure:  The Stanley Hotel.  Given that most resorts in the Rocky Mountains are fairly rustic in design, the Georgian Revival-style of The Stanley makes it … Continue reading

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