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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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A Look Back Wyoming’s Last Total Solar Eclipse in 1918 [PHOTOS]

The last time a solar eclipse passed over Wyoming, our state had six million sheep and 190,000 people.

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Happy 71st Birthday To The Wyoming Air National Guard

71 years ago today, on August 11, 1946, the Wyoming Air National Guard was officially created.

Over the years, the 153rd Airlift Wing has flown in the Korean War, Vietnam, the invasion of Panama, the Gulf War and the War on Terror...

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The Romantic Love Letter Wild Bill Hickok Left for His Wyoming Widow

"Wild" Bill Hickok was one of the most famous gunslingers in American history. He was also a hopeless romantic.

141 years ago, on August 2, 1876, the old west icon was shot and killed at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota...

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The Biggest Blockbuster Court Trials in Wyoming History

When, and if, Casper millionaire and philanthropist Tony Cercy stands trial for sexual assualt, it will likely rank among the most infamous trials in Wyoming history...

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Today Marks The 32nd Anniversary Of The Worst Flood In Wyoming History

August 1, 1985, was one of the darkest days in Wyoming history. 32 years ago, a tragic flash flood in Cheyenne claimed 12 lives and caused over $60 million in property damage...

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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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