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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...
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...
Campbell County Courthouse

Gov. Gordon Appoints Heally as District Court Judge

Governor Mark Gordon announced Friday the appointment of Stuart S. Healy III to fill the upcoming District Court Judge vacancy for the Sixth Judicial District, following the retirement of Judge Michael “Nick” Deegan, who's last...

#ThisWeekInWYHistory: Hot Tamale Louie

In 2015, when a mosque opened in Gillette, many people were surprised that Wyoming had a Muslim population at all. Some were angry. As a result, Wyoming, and the nation, came to respect and...

Slaughter’s Golden Stage Line: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

It’s been 142 years, nearly to the day, since 25-year-old Johnny Slaughter’s murder inspired a community to take a stand against highwaymen. The well-respected son of Cheyenne City Marshall Judge John Slaughter, Johnny was a stage coach driver on the Cheyenne-Deadwood stage line, the route between what would be Wyoming’s State Capital and the rich, gold-filled Black Hills.

The Bloody Bozeman: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

Usually there’s a reason for taking the long way around. In the 1860s, the safest way to reach the gold mines of Montana was to avoid the Powder River Basin, usually by breaking from the...