Imagine a world without coffee. That's the world Wyoming woke up to on April 7, 1943, when the sale of coffee was officially banned in Casper and Cheyenne.
Another casualty of World War II was a nationwide coffee shortage. Several months earlier, the United States Office of Price Administration began rationing coffee to the public.
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The rations limited every person over the age of 15 to ten pounds of coffee per year. Evidently, that just wasn't enough for people in Wyoming.
Due to repeated "violations of wartime rationing restrictions" in the area, the cities of Casper and Cheyenne temporarily outlawed the sale of coffee.
Luckily, the ban was short-lived. On July 23, 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt called off the nationwide coffee ration. Not surprisingly, coffee was the first item removed from the federal rationing list.
University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players
The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.
This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert Gagliardi, Jared Newland, Ryan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.
We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.
Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports
- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players
Just The Facts: Size Doesn't Matter For Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium
Did you know it would take the populations of Gillette
(32,381), Rock Springs
(17,844) and Wright (1,200) to create a sellout inside Michigan's famed 107,601-seat Big House
, the largest college football stadium in the nation?
For those of you not familiar with the Cowboy State
, those are Wyoming's third through sixth most inhabited cities, along with the small mining town in Campbell County.
- Just The Facts: Size Doesn't Matter For Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium