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Researchers Discover 13 Ancient Villages in Wyoming Mountains

Did you know people have been living in Wyoming for over 2,500 years? Archaeologists from Sheffield University in England recently uncovered artifacts from 13 ancient villages in the Wind River Range...

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Wyoming’s First Catholic Mass Was Held 177 Years Ago This Week

This week marks the 177th anniversary of the first Catholic Mass ever conducted in the Cowboy State. July 5, 1840, Father Pierre De Smet presided over the mass during the annual Green River Rendezvous at Horse Creek in Sublette County, near the present-day town of Pinedale...

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80 Years Ago: First Man Succesfully ‘Free Climbs’ Devils Tower

80 years ago this week, on June 28, 1937, Fritz Wiessner became the first person to "free climb" Devils Tower.

Although the German-born mountain climber was the first to scale the monument using modern techniques, many men had completed the ascent with the aid of a wooden ladder built decades earlier by two local ranchers...

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The Luckiest Gambler in Wyoming History

The 2017 World Series of Poker is underway in Las Vegas. To celebrate, here's a look back at the luckiest gambler in Wyoming history.

Of all the card games ever played in the Cowboy State, and there have been many, the stakes were never higher than a legendary poker game at a Douglas saloon in 1906...

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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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Do You Remember the ‘Flood of 1978’?

39 years ago, one of the worst floods in Wyoming history began. It started with heavy rain on the morning of May 15, 1978, which later turned to snow...

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A Wyoming Tribute to Actor Powers Boothe

Television and movie fans were shocked to hear about the passing of actor Powers Boothe this weekend. Booth was well-known for several iconic roles, including one fictional character with a "real-life" Wyoming connection...

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67 Years Ago: The Most Morbid Discovery in Wyoming History

John Osborne was the third Governor of Wyoming, the state's largest sheep farmer, a banker, doctor, chemist, United States Congressman and the United States Assistant Secretary of State...

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110 Years Ago: United States Supreme Court Keeps The University of Wyoming in Laramie

This week marks the 110th anniversary of a landmark ruling by the United States Supreme Court that kept the University of Wyoming in Laramie...

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American army general and future President Zachary Taylor directing his troops during the Mexican-American war. Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Cinco De Mayo Trivia: Wyoming Was Once Ruled By Mexico

Today marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, where Mexico manhandled a much larger French Army.

Although present day Wyoming was already a United States Territory in 1862, nearly 10 percent of land in the Cowboy State was once a part of Mexico...

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