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Price of freedom on display in Gillette through Sunday

Tribute to American Veterans The price of freedom is the writing on the traveling wall which arrived Tuesday in Gillette. This sentimental tribute to our fallen hero’s killed in the line of duty from Vietnam...

99 Dead in Kemmerer Mine Explosion: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

It was a quiet morning in Kemmerer, Wyoming, as families smiled amongst one another mere hours after wishing their fathers, husbands, and sons a safe day working in the local coal mines. Children played...
Verna Ann Gilbertz Photo

Pioneer Dinner Celebrates Old Friends, Local History

Verna Ann Gilbertz made her way through the crowd at the Cam-Plex Frontier Hall Saturday morning to a table where her long-time friend Marge Ruby and others waited. Around them, tables filled as volunteers...
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,...
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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...