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An Easter Weekend Photo Gallery of Historic Wyoming Churches

As Christians across the Cowboy State prepare to celebrate Easter, here’s an amazing gallery of photographs from the Wyoming State Archives featuring some of our most historic churches.

There are over 400 pictures of churches in the State Archives Photo Database. These are few of our favorites.

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Wyoming State Archives

From 1868 to 1886, this building was the original home of St. Mark’s Espiscopal Church in Cheyenne.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

This old log cabin, built in the early 1900s, was the site of the first church in the town of Kelly, Wyoming. Sadly, it was destroyed by a flood in 1927.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

In 1906, these boys turned in old oil drum into a church bell outside of this tent in Worland.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

In 1909, this tent was the site of the first Congregational Church in Riverton.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

The legendary Church of the Transfiguration, which still stands to this day outside of Grand Teton National Park in Moose, Wyoming.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

In 1932, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt attended Sunday morning service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Cheyenne.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

An advertisement for the First Congregatonal Church in Casper, circa the 1940s. Notice that “stranglers” were welcome to attend; along with stragglers, we presume.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

Second Baptist Church in Cheyenne was Wyoming’s first African American congregation and has been going strong since 1884.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

This picture of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Casper was taken in 1945.

Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives

Patrick Aloysius Alphonsus McGovern, shown here in 1915, served as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne from 1912 until his death in 1951.

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