Wyoming Presidents’ Days

Recently, we got a question from people who work at the Wyoming State Capitol: Is it true that Teddy Roosevelt once gave a speech from the second-floor balcony on the front of the building?

The Rest of the Story

Sometimes history surprises us. We think of it as full of things and people long ago that maybe don’t matter much. But then comes a whisper from somewhere unexpected, and history comes right up, stands next to us and we feel its presence, local and close.

Bonneville and Tom Paine

How Thomas Paine’s political ideas and contributions to the American Revolutionary period connect to Benjamin Bonneville and his career in the early American West.

Wyoming and Martin Luther King

After finishing a book about 1960s Wyoming and the Black 14, author Phil White began to wonder how the state’s reaction to those events compared to how people here responded to the King assassination, just a year and a half earlier.

How I Found Vie Garber

It doesn't take much of a dive into Sheridan County’s past before you bumped into the name Vie Willits Garber. In fact, it was impossible to explore the founding and evolution of the town of Big Horn without reading about Vie and her contributions to documenting its history.

Managing Wildlife—with Science

The Leopold Report, as it’s known, is more famous within the National Park Service than in the general population. That’s because Leopold’s solution was to ask bigger questions.

To Mr. Henry Ford from W. F. Cody, 1916

The relationship between Buffalo Bill and Henry Ford was not a strong one. Each clearly perceived the promotional potential of connecting with the other.

An Afghan Exchange

Ghulam Nabi from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, enrolled in the University of Wyoming in the 1950s on scholarship for a bachelor’s of science degree in agronomy. This was part of the University’s Afghan project, in which UW sent professors to Afghanistan as consultants and teachers. Exchange students such as Nabi were also included in the program.

The Closet of History

Even a substantial congressional career and, in archives, several hundred pages of documents, writings and memos were not enough to save Frank Mondell from being buried by time.

No Time for Tears: The Life & Art of Dixie Lynne Reece

Wyoming ranch woman and regional artist Dixie Lynne Reece lived a life of hard work, dedication and courage. From the 1950s-1990s, she seamlessly combined her love of ranching with her joy of painting.