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Today Marks The 35th Anniversary of The Richard Jahnke Murder

One of the most infamous events in Wyoming history happened 35 years ago today. November, 16, 1982, 16-year-old Richard Jahnke Jr. and his sister Deborah killed their abusive father at their home near Cheyenne.

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Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media
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How Happy Jack Road Got Its Name

If you thought your co-workers were loud, here's a fun fact. Happy Jack Road was named for a guy who wouldn't stop singing at work.

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Colorado State Still Won’t Admit Defeat In Original ‘Border War’

Talk about a bunch of sore losers. Nearly 118 years after Wyoming won the first "Border War", Colorado State still refuses to officially acknowledge the game.

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Take A Virtual Road Trip On Wyoming’s Most Haunted Highway

The Battle Pass Byway is one of the most scenic drives in the Cowboy State. The 11-mile stretch of WY-70 from Encampment to Slaughterhouse Gulch may also be the most haunted road in Wyoming.

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Catholic School In Wyoming Is Haunted By The Ghosts Of Two Nuns

St. Stephens Indian Mission on the Wind River Reservation is allegedly haunted by the ghosts of two nuns who hung themselves in the girls' locker room.

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Only One Wyoming Governor Was Born In Cheyenne, But 13 Died There

Of the 32 men to serve as Governor of Wyoming, and the 10 Territorial Governors before them, only one was born in Cheyenne.

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John F. Kennedy Visited Wyoming 54 Years Ago Today

September 25, 1963, is a day that many people in Wyoming will never forget. 54 years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Cheyenne, Laramie and Jackson.

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Why Do The World’s Richest Bankers Meet in Wyoming Every Year?

Every year, the most powerful bankers in the world meet in Wyoming. Why Wyoming? Because rich guys love to fish.

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Wyoming’s Only Monument To a Confederate Soldier

Before he arrived in Wyoming, John C. Hunton served in Virginia's 7th Infantry and helped lead Pickett's Charge in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Wyoming’s First Church Was Consecrated 149 Years Ago Today

August 23, 1868, St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Cheyenne was officially consecrated as the first house of worship in the state of Wyoming.

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