Mayor Patrick Collins says plans are underway to turn the former golf course at F.E. Warren Air Force Base into a parking lot for Cheyenne Frontier Days goers and build a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 so folks can easily access Frontier Park.

Collins in his Mayor's Minute column Friday said the hope is that the current CFD Park-n-Ride lot at I-25 and Happy Jack Road "will be converted into a new housing area for our airmen and residents to enjoy."

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That's been the plan for a number of years, and in fact, CFD was going to move its Park-n-Ride service to a new plot of land on Southwest Drive in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of that year's show and the move never happened.

Incidentally, 2020 was also the year that the base closed its golf course, opening an opportunity for nearby parking.

Collins says the Wyoming Legislature has committed up to $4 million to help with the new lot and bridge, which will hopefully solve CFD's parking problem.

"We are now in the planning stage, and I can’t wait for the day when it is finished," said Collins. "As a representative of our fair city, it is important to improve the visitor’s experience."

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LOOK: VIntage Postcards Showing-Off Cheyenne Frontier Days Through the Years

Postcards have been a thing since the mid-1800s. Sending pictures and short messages on card-stock paper to friends and families really took off in the first half of the 20th century. While not quite as popular today, they still exist, and collecting postcards even has a special name, Deltiology.

Postcards were made for a lot of things, like vacation destinations and events. Cheyenne Frontier Days was the source of many. On the auction site eBay we found a lot of vintage postcards with fascinating pictures of Cheyenne and the Daddy of 'Em All.

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