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Douglas R. Cubbison

Douglas R. Cubbison

Douglas R. Cubbison, curator for the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum in Casper, Wyo., has published nine books on military history topics and one historic novel. He also serves as sheriff of the Casper Posse of Westerners International, on the board of the Fort Caspar Museum Association, and as first vice president of the Wyoming State Historical Society. He is currently working on his next history, on the role of the U.S. Army in Wyoming and Montana during the Indian Wars period.

Encyclopedia | In a U.S. Army career spanning three wars and four decades, Paul Kendall, of Sheridan, Wyo., never forgot the moment when his platoon, guarding a Siberian rail link, was attacked one night at 30 below—by an armored train full of Bolshevik partisans.
Encyclopedia | From Union Army soldier to teamster to Guernsey, Wyo., town father, John “Posey” Ryan earned a reputation as an honorable man. But his life’s path took a wrong turn when, believing they had stolen his livelihood, he publicly shot his wife and her daughter to death.
Encyclopedia | In 1854, a year of heavy traffic on the Oregon Trail, Fort Laramie was woefully undermanned, tribes were hungry and tensions were growing. That August, in a dispute over a strayed cow, a reckless young West Pointer ignited a war with the Lakota Sioux that would last a generation.
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