History

The Great Cheyenne Chicken Heist of 1887
Edwin Booth was one of the most famous and beloved actors in American history, even after his younger brother John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
On April 18, 1887, while traveling to San Francisco on the Transcontinental Railroad, Booth stopped in Wyoming…
The First ‘Saloon’ Was In Wyoming
One of the most enduring icons of the 1800's is the old "wild west" saloon. Did you know the very first establishment to ever call itself a saloon was here in Wyoming?
Brown's Saloon was established in 1822 to serve thirsty fur trappers at the Brown's Hole t…
Wyoming Anniversary: The Blizzard of 1984
33 years ago this week, one of the worst spring storms in Wyoming history dumped nearly three feet of snow on the Cowboy State.
The snow began falling on April 25, 1984, and didn't let up for three days. But wind was the biggest problems...
How Many Wyoming Cowboys Have Been Selected In The NFL Draft?
Three former Wyoming Cowboys are hoping to hear their name called at the NFL Draft this week. Running back Brian Hill is projected as a 4th round pick; center Chase Roullier will likely be selected in the 5th or 6th round and linebacker Lucas Wacha could also be a late-round pick...
146 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First (Legal) Hanging
April 21st marks an infamous anniversary. 146 years ago today, in 1871, John Boyer was the first man to be legally executed in Wyoming.
Prior to Boyer, several outlaws had met the end of the noose due to vigilante justice, but this was the first legal hanging ever carried out in the fledgling te…

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