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Historian will explain Feb. 2 how Gillette got its name

Edward Gillette (Campbell County Rockpile Museum)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Museum at the Bighorns historian and collections manager Jessica Salzman will make a presentation at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum on the life of Edward Gillette.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum, which is at 900 W. Second St., Gillette, will host the free presentation regarding this man and how the City of Gillette got its name.

In “Edward Gillette: A New Englander Comes West,” Salzman will discuss how Gillette was pivotal to the development of the railroad that changed the face of northern Wyoming and how he left his mark on Sheridan’s history, a Campbell County Rockpile Museum news release said.

Salzman graduated in 2012 with a master’s degree in museum science from Texas Tech University and previously worked at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo. She has been in her current position since 2020.

To learn more about the museum, visit www.rockpilemuseum.com or call 307-682-5723.