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Rocking machines for oil production in a private sector.

This Law Shaped the Future of Wyoming: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

It’s a story with familiar elements that arise from time to time throughout our nation’s history; the federal government notices land with valuable qualities and then reaches out and takes it “for the good...
Devils Tower was named the first official national monument in 1906. Now Representative Cynthia Lummis is fighting to protect its name.

Sen. Lummis Introduces Bill Blocking Devils Tower Name Change

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis introduced legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso, to protect the name of one of northeast Wyoming's most recognizable landmarks: Devils Tower National Monument. Despite the monument being known as Devils Tower...
(Pictured: The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground book by Jeffrey Ostler.)

Museum to Host Jeffrey Ostler, Native American History Program Online

Campbell County Rockpile Museum will host a virtual Black & Yellow Theatre: Voices of the Powder River Basin program this Friday, Feb. 19, featuring author Jeffrey Ostler and his book The Lakotas and The Black...

Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Sundance Murder Case

A Sundance woman will have another day in court after successfully winning her appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court Friday. Marty Smith was charged and convicted as an accessory in the death of Doug Haar...

Happy Birthday Campbell County: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

An oil pump, a common site surrounding the plains of Gillette, Wyoming in 2019 which would be notably absent in the early 1900's, just like Campbell County.  It’s hard to picture Wyoming without Campbell County,...
Sundance Kid 2

The Bad Pardon

#ThisWeekInWYHistory On Feb. 4, 1889, Wyoming Territorial Governor Thomas Moonlight decided to pardon a man who was incarcerated for stealing a horse, a saddle, and a gun from a ranch near Sundance. It would turn...
NPS Historian, Jonathan Fairchild from Homestead National Monument of America

Explore County’s Homesteading History Virtually

Want to explore the history and daily life of Campbell County homesteaders? The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is gearing up to launch its irtual edition of Black & Yellow Theatre: Voices of the Powder River...
Stock Image: Changing blocks from 2020 to 2021.

2020’s Most-Read Stories

As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other and it involved plenty of tragedy for Campbell County. Some of 2020's most-read stories show us how little we initially knew. Others remind...

It Shook the Midwest: #ThisWeekInWyHistory

It was a calm, peaceful Thursday afternoon. Birds softly chirped their songs amid babbling brooks as a gentle breeze kissed the treetops of Yellowstone National Park. Joe Carder, of the National Park Service, had just...
Protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on December 11, 2000. (Photo courtesy of Elvert Barnes/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Why Bush v. Gore Still Matters in 2020

By Ian MacDougall, ProPublica Twenty years after the Supreme Court decision known as Bush v. Gore effectively decided a presidential election, it’s back on the country’s mind. President Donald Trump, who is lagging in polls...