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Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives.
Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives.
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The History of the Hotel Wolf in Saratoga, Wyoming

123 years ago this week, one of Wyoming's most beloved landmarks opened for business.

On New Year's Eve, 1893, Frederick G. Wolf hosted a masquarade ball, welcoming the public inside his grand, victorian style Hotel Wolf in Saratoga...

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Wyoming’s First Professional Sport Was Competitive Walking

When the railroad first arrived in Wyoming in the late 1860s, the most popular spectator sport in America was watching people walk.

As new cities like Cheyenne and Laramie sprung up along the western frontier, onlookers would gather to witness "professional pedestrians" and gamble on the outcome of their races...

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Helmut Kretz, Getty Images
Helmut Kretz, Getty Images
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The History of Wyoming in Playboy Magazine

This month, Playboy magazine celebrated the 63nd anniversary of their first issue, released in December of 1953.

Although the popular publication recently eliminated nude photos, the magazine will always be best known for their Playboy Playmates...

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Ian Waldie, Getty Images
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Only in Wyoming: Cody Cops Bust Drunk Guy Riding a Horse

This week marks the seventh anniversary of a quintessential "only in Wyoming" moment.

December 27, 2009, a man in Cody, Wyoming, was arrested for riding a horse while intoxicated...

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David McNew, Getty Images
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The Great Wyoming Rabbit Hunt

December 27. 1926, community leaders in Rawlins, set out for the mountains near Medicine Bow in Wyoming's first organized rabbit hunt.

The event was a huge success, bringing nearly 1,000 rabbits back to town, which were given to needy families in the area...

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Townsquare Media
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The Worst Christmas Party in Wyoming History

December 25, 1866, the soldiers at Fort Laramie gathered in the "Bedlam Building" for their annual Christmas party. By night's end, it would be the saddest holiday celebration in Wyoming history...

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Rischgitz, Getty Images
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The Story of Wyoming’s Greatest Dancer, Thomas Dobson

In December of 1856, Thomas Dobson worked for a stagecoach line that transported travellers from South Pass, Wyoming, to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah...

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Justin Edmonds, Getty Images
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Will Tonight Be Brian Hill’s Last Game in a Wyoming Uniform?

While you're watching the Poinsettia Bowl, take a good, long look at running back Brian Hill. Tonight will probably be the final game of his collegiate career...

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How Wyoming Celebrated Christmas in the Late 1800s

Did you know that Christmas was not a federally recognized holiday until 1870?

Here in Wyoming, Christmas has been officially observed since the territory was first granted statehood in 1890...

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The Greatest Tree in Wyoming History

This weekend, thousands of Wyoming families will gather around the Christmas tree.

Of all the trees in Wyoming history, only one has represented the Cowboy State at the United States Capitol in Washington, D...

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