People & Peoples
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|Fetterman Massacre||Shannon Smith|
|Finley Bison Kill Site||Stephanie Lowe|
|First African-American Female Student, UW||Kim Viner|
|Firsts, Wyoming Women||Wyoming State Archives|
|Flu epidemic, 1918, Wyoming||Phil Roberts|
|Fort Bridger treaties of 1863 and 1868||WyoHistory.org|
|Frederick Fulkerson Grave||WyoHistory.org|
|Fulkerson, Frederick, Oregon Trail grave of||WyoHistory.org|
|Fuller, Caroline, early Thermopolis dentist||May Gillies|
|Gage, Jack||Wyoming State Archives|
People & Peoples
Bill Nye, first-rank humorist and 1880s editor of the Laramie Boomerang, tickled the funny bones of readers for decades and for a time became as well known, thanks to national speaking tours, as his contemporary Mark Twain.
Democrat Kathy Karpan traces her love of politics to her youth in working-class Rock Springs, Wyo. She served as Wyoming secretary of state from 1987 through 1994, when she ran unsuccessfully for governor. During the Clinton administration, she directed the Office of Mining and Reclamation Enforcement, and now practices law in Cheyenne.
Mathew Campfield, African-American Union Army veteran, worked as a barber and was elected coroner of Natrona County, Wyo., in the early 1890s. Decades earlier, he froze both feet when he lived in Kansas and ever afterward walked on wooden ones. His Army pension records reveal a great deal about his life.
Three-year-old Ada Magill of Kansas, died of dysentery in 1864 on the Oregon Trail west of present Glenrock, Wyo. The Magills were bound for Oregon. In 1912, road surveyor L. C. Bishop moved the grave to a site nearby, where it is now marked by the Oregon-California Trails Association.