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Olympic Medal Winners From Wyoming

Just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, here's a look back at five medal winning athletes from right here in Wyoming.

Lance Deal – Born in Riverton and raised in Casper, Deal won a silver medal in the Hammer Throw at the 1996 Summer Games...

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Wyoming Man Helped Make Skydiving History Last Weekend

Falling without a parachute from 25,000 feet is tricky business. To ensure safe and accurate success, they brought in Wyoming's favorite meteorologist, Don Day.

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Doubleday, RR Collection, Wyoming State Archives
Doubleday, RR Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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Legends of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Part 6: Harry Walters Pulls Off His Greatest Trick

Harry Walters was one of the most famous trick riders of his era. He's also the only Cheyenne Frontier Days champion to ever be tried for murder six different times...

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One of the original Taco House locations on 701 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. Cole Collection, Wyoming State Archives.
One of the original Taco House locations on 701 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. Cole Collection, Wyoming State Archives.
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Legends of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Part 5: ‘Taco’ John Turner

The Taco John's fast food chain now operates over 400 restaurants in 25 states, but it all started with a small food truck down the street from Cheyenne Frontier Days...

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the corner of 15th Street and Capitol Avenue in Downtown Cheyenne, circa the 1880s. Wyoming State Archives,
the corner of 15th Street and Capitol Avenue in Downtown Cheyenne, circa the 1880s. Wyoming State Archives,
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The Bob-Tail District: Cheyenne’s Most Infamous Houses of Ill Repute

For decades after it was founded in 1867, the world's oldest profession was one of Cheyenne's biggest industries.

The center of the bustling red-light district was 15th Avenue, which was known in those days as the "Bob-Tail" neighborhood...

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Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives
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Cheyenne Frontier Days in Pictures: 1897-1901

As we gear up for the 120th annual "Daddy of 'em All", here's a look back at the very first Cheyenne Frontier Day celebration in 1897 (it was originally a one day event)...

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Wyoming State Archives
Wyoming State Archives
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Legends of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Part 4: The Story of T. Joe Cahill

20-year-old T. Joe Cahill was an usher and sold programs at the very first Cheyenne Frontier Day in 1897. It was the first of 67 consecutive years he worked at CFD...

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David Livingston, Getty Images
David Livingston, Getty Images
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How Wyoming Helped Make Hollywood the Movie Capital of the World

Here's a fascinating story courtesy of Phil Roberts from the University of Wyoming history department.

Before he helped established Hollywood as the movie making capital of the world, legendary filmmaker Cecil B...

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Doubleday, RR Collection, Wyoming State Archives
Doubleday, RR Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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Legends of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Part 3: The Original Cowgirls

Cowgirls have been an important part of Cheyenne Frontier Days ever since 1904, when Bertha Kaepernick wowed audiences in a bronc riding exhibition...

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Donovan Short, Townsquare Media
Donovan Short, Townsquare Media
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The Five Biggest Concerts In Cheyenne Frontier Days History

As we gear up for the 120th annual "Daddy of 'Em All", here's a look back at the five biggest concerts in Cheyenne Frontier Days history, according to ticket sales...

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