Nancy Trabing Mickelson

Nancy Trabing Mickelson is a fourth-generation Wyoming native born in Laramie, Wyo. She attended the University of Wyoming and now lives in Laramie and Sheridan, Wyo. She raised three children and has seven—soon to be eight—grandsons. She began researching paternal and maternal history in Wyoming about 40 years ago. Her goal is to make sure this history is saved for her children, grandchildren and future generations.

When German-born August and Charles Trabing came to Laramie in 1868, they began selling goods and hauling supplies to settlers, mining camps and especially Army forts around Wyoming Territory. Their operations expanded for 15 years, with annual revenues sometimes topping $1 million in today’s dollars.