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Kenny Sailors poses with a painting from the University of Wyoming's 1943 NCAA Championship. Courtesy of UW Photo Service.
Kenny Sailors poses with a painting from the University of Wyoming's 1943 NCAA Championship. Courtesy of UW Photo Service.
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Laramie High School’s Most Famous Graduates

It's graduation weekend and, to salute the Class of 2017, here's a tribute to Laramie High School's legendary alumni.

Kenny Sailors, Class of 1939 - Credited as the inventor of basketball's "jump shot", Sailors moved to Laramie as a teenager and was a star athlete at Laramie High...

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Relive Wyoming’s 1987 NCAA Tournament Win over UCLA [VIDEO]

It was March 14, 1987 when junior Fennis Dembo thrust himself into the national spotlight, as he led the Wyoming Cowboys past UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.

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William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody, circa 1900. Photo courtesy of Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
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The Greatest Inventions in Wyoming History

According the Wyoming State Library, over 4,200 patents have been issued to inventors here in the Cowboy State. Here's a look back at some of the greatest inventions in Wyoming history...

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Ian Forsyth, Getty Images
Ian Forsyth, Getty Images
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96 Years Ago: Laramie Legend Elmer Lovejoy Invents The Garage Door Opener

Next time you open your garage door, thank Elmer Lovejoy. 96 years ago, on May 17, 1921, the Laramie native patented a tracking system for automatic door openers...

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Wyoming War Heroes Salute: Vice Admiral Francis Xavier McInerney

Born in Cheyenne in March 1899, Francis Xavier McInerney was commissioned from the US Naval Academy in June 1921. He would serve many tours before he'd be Vice Admiral McInerney by 1940.

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Keystone Getty Images
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Wyoming War Heroes Salute: Lt. Cmdr. William E. Eder

The number of Wyoming war heroes are enough to continue this series well passed Memorial Day, but William Ernest Eder, Junior was all Wyoming. He would one day receive the Navy Cross.

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William E. Adams, cmohs.org
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Salute to Wyoming War Heroes: William E. Adams

In this series on Wyoming War Heroes - we salute another Medal of Honor recipient, a hero from the Vietnam War - Major William E. Adams.

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Meyers Collection, Wyoming State Archives
Meyers Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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A Kentucky Derby Tribute To Wyoming’s Greatest Horses

Just in time for the 143rd "run for the roses" this weekend, here's a Kentucky Derby tribute to the greatest horses in Wyoming history.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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A ‘Star Wars Day’ Story About Harrison Ford’s Epic Wyoming Mission

In honor of Star Wars Day, here's an incredible story about the man who played Han Solo.

When Harrison Ford was a part-time Wyoming resident, he would often volunteer with the local search and rescue team in the Jackson area...

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Photo Courtesy of Panzano Denver Facebook Page.
Photo Courtesy of Panzano Denver Facebook Page.
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Wyoming Native Patrick Kelly Is Now One Of America’s Best Chefs

Before Patrick Kelly took over as the Executive Chef at Panzano in Denver, he honed his skills at several legendary restaurants across the country, including La Folie in San Franciso, Spiaggia in Chicago and Angele in Napa Valley...

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