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The history of ever municipality in Wyoming

The Total Solar Eclipse Experience at Jay Em, Wyoming

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or “Then came totality.” (edited to add some photos from the Citizen CATE experiment) I left my house at 5.20 AM to drive to Jay Em, Wyoming to witness the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. I had chosen … Continue reading

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Buffalo, Wyoming: Your Front Row Ticket to the Wild West of the Past

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If you’ve ever wondered if time travel is possible, look no further. Buffalo, Wyoming holds a secret key to the past that only the wayward traveler gets to experience. This town is where the Wild West runs rampant — you can feel … Continue reading

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Interview: Bethany Hamilton Sandvik, author of The Cody Monologues

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The city of Cody – named after Buffalo Bill, of course – is located in northwest Wyoming (about 6 hours by car on I-25N and US-20W). It’s the home of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (featuring the Draper … Continue reading

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Echo Canyon Rest Area, Utah

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If you drive west on I-80 from Wyoming into Utah, the last city in Wyoming that you pass by, or through, is Evanston. From there, it is about 15miles to the Utah border, and from there, about another 15 to … Continue reading

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Welcome Centers: Loveland Visitors Center, Colorado

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Loveland, Colorado is situated just off I-25. Its exit, US-34 W, is popular not only for people going to Loveland but also going to the Colorado resort town of Estes Park, as well as Rocky Mountain National Park. But Loveland … Continue reading

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Museum: Wyoming State Museum

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The Wyoming State Museum is located in Wyoming’s state capital city, Cheyenne, and housed in the Barrett Building, at 2301 Central Avenue. There is no charge to enter the museum. Donations are accepted. The Barrett Building was named after Frank … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Historical Marker: Mt. Sinai Congregation

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The first permanent Jewish house of worship in Wyoming no longer exists. This marker commemorating it is situated at the corner of Pioneer and W 20th street. The building now taking up the entire block is the Laramie County Governmental … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Historical Marker: 1984 Rainsford National Historic District

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From your landmark of the Historic Cheyenne Depot, this location is just about 4 minutes away with average traffic. Drive east/right on Lincolnway – past Central, then Warren, then House, Evans, Van Lennan, Maxwell, Seymour, Pebrican and Russell. After Russell, … Continue reading

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Brochure Box: Jim Gatchell Memorial Musuem

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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum From a grassroots beginning in a crowded drugstore, the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum today houses one of the most historically significant collections in the Rocky Mountain West. 307-684-9331 www.jimgatchell.com In 1900, as the western frontier came … Continue reading

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Cheyenne’s Sesquicentennial: Celebrations from July to August 2017

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The “Magic City on the Plains,” Cheyenne was formally incorporated on August 8, 1867 as a tent city built to accommodate workers building the transcontinental railroad. Within just a few years the railroad and cattle industries had propelled it, for … Continue reading

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