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Wyoming Leads The Way in Women’s Vote #ThisWeekInWyHistory

(Gillette, Wyo.) On Nov. 5, 1889, in a special election, the electorate of Wyoming approved the state’s constitution. It was the first state constitution to grant women the right to vote, and when Wyoming...

The Battle of Lightning Creek #ThisWeekInWyHistory

These nine men were arrested for murder, but the charges were later dropped. (Gillette, Wyo.) On Oct. 31, 1903, four Native Americans, a Native American’s wife whose race is unclear, a sheriff, and a deputy...

Alcohol Prohibition #ThisWeekInHistory

(Gillette, Wyo.) On Oct. 27, 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act, which effectively gave the federal government the power to stop people from consuming the alcohol many people wanted to drink, as was the...

The Blizzard of 1995 #ThisWeekInWyHistory

(Gillette, Wyo.) As winter approaches, we have to wonder what's in store. This week in history reminds us winter sometimes arrives sooner than you expect. Twenty-two years ago today, a storm began brewing that would...

Did I Hear That Right? #ThisWeekInWyHistory

(Gillette, Wyo.) This week in Wyoming history shows that accommodating growth in Gillette has been a struggle for much of the last century. And a couple innocent reports in a Wright newspaper reveal just...

#ThisWeekInWyHistory

Now That’s Mudslinging People are debating a quarter-percent sales tax, and there’s a growing dialogue on the need for civility in the discussion. Passions can run high during an election, and there’s a tendency to...