Starley Talbott

Starley Talbott has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines throughout the Rocky Mountain region during her many years as a freelance writer. She is the author of eight books and is a member of Wyoming Writers, Platte County Historical Society and the Wyoming State Historical Society.

Boeing Air Transport, a precursor of United Air Lines, trained the world’s first stewardesses in Cheyenne beginning in 1930. This and other aviation-related industries boosted Cheyenne’s economy through the end of World War II and beyond; the stewardess school finally closed in 1961.

Authorized by the territorial legislature in 1886 and designed initially by architects from Ohio, the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne has been expanded twice and, beginning in 2016, totally renovated. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, it is among the best of Wyoming’s historic buildings.