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Sellett, Mike, Jackson Hole News publisher Kerry Drake
Seminoe Dam, History of Annette Hein
Sheep Business in Wyoming Samuel Western
Sheridan County Coal Camps Kevin Knapp
South Pass City WyomingHeritage.org, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
South Pass Gold Rush Will Bagley
Swan Land and Cattle Company Rebecca Hein
Swan, Alexander Rebecca Hein
Teapot Dome Scandal, The Phil Roberts
Teapot Dome, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center and Carolynne Harris

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W. Edwards Deming of Powell, Wyo.: The Man Who Helped Shape the World

W. Edwards Deming grew up in difficult financial circumstances in Powell, Wyo., early in the 20th century. Still, he worked his way through the University of Wyoming and Yale and became absorbed by statistics as a way to solve problems. After World War II, he shared his ideas on efficiency with Japanese manufacturers eager to rebuild their shattered economy. The Japanese used that knowledge to flip the global economy on its head and beat U.S. industry at its own game.

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Encyclopedia | Though the site was an important river crossing on the early frontier, the town of Casper did not begin until 1888, when the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad reached the area. The town immediately became an important shipping point for cattle and wool. The first oil refinery was built in 1895 to process crude oil from the Salt Creek Oil Field, 40 miles to the north. The first true oil boom began after 1910 and lasted through the mid 1920s, and the town’s fortunes have been closely connected to the energy business ever since. In 2010 the city’s population passed 55,000. Casper continues as a retail, medical and energy-industry service hub.

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