Patriotic feelings soared in Wyoming during the years of the Great War, bringing generosity toward the people of war-torn Europe and the soldiers who fought. Pacifists, however, and people of German heritage often suffered the scorn of fervent fellow citizens.
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|Bozeman Trail, brief history||Marilyn J. Drew|
|Bridger, Jim||James A. Lowe, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office|
|Buffalo Soldiers, Wyoming and the West||Tom Rea|
|Campfield, Mathew, barber and Natrona County coroner||Tom Rea|
|Cantonment Reno||Lori Van Pelt, WyomingHeritage.org|
|Casper Army Air Base Murals||Eric Wimmer|
|Casper Army Air Base, history of||John Goss|
|Connor, Patrick E.||Ellis Hein|
|Crook, Gen. George, campaigns of 1876||Lori Van Pelt|
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.
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.