Marguerite Herman

Marguerite Herman has worked in education, communication and advocacy for many years and maintains an interest in all three. She reported for The Associated Press in Columbia, S.C., and later in Cheyenne, and is author of A Look at Wyoming Government (League of Women Voters, 2006.) She has been the federal legislative chair for the Wyoming PTA and is the legislative lobbyist for League of Women Voters in Wyoming. She lives in Cheyenne.

Perhaps best-known now for the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration, Laramie County, the seat of Wyoming’s government, continues to be an important transportation crossroads. Cheyenne’s Francis E. Warren Air Force Base traces its roots to a 19th century military outpost and still plays a significant role in the county’s economy.

Created in 1868 before Wyoming was even a territory, Albany County and its vast plains are still good for livestock grazing. Thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad and early gold and copper mining, however, the county was industrial in its earliest times. Laramie, the county seat, was chosen as the site of the University of Wyoming in 1886, and the university stabilizes the town’s economic and cultural life.