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“There’s A Horse and Cowboy on your Plates.”

My son-in-law texted me, "There's a horse and cowboy on your plates..." and I then introduced him to STEAMBOAT!

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Radio History Made 81 Years Ago Today

January 30th, of 1933 - THE LONE RANGER was heard on the radio for the first time.  It ran for 2,956 episodes until it ended in 1955. That's when Clayton Moore, pictured above, took over as TV and movies emerged.

In those days, people would g

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An Anniversary Of Fear: Poe’s ‘The Raven’ Turns 169

On this January 29 of 2014, here in the dead of winter, we celebrate the anniversary of a release 169 years ago . . . in 1845. Dark author EDGAR ALLEN POE's classic poem "The Raven" was first published. His tal

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If You Drank Budweiser Before Breast Milk, You Are Probably Beer Royalty.

According to a juicy story on NPR's The Salt, for five generations the family that made The King Of Beers also made their first born sons taste a few drops of their beer before anything else, including mother's milk.

Budweiser has had an interesting history since then. After InBev, a Belgium-based distributor, took over in the last 2000s, I'll bet that tradition ended soon enough.

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30 Years Ago: Bon Jovi Release Their First Album

Seeing how they've dominated airwaves and concert arenas over the past three decades, it’s easy to forget that Bon Jovi faced odds as steep as any lottery when they released their self-titled debut album in January 1984.

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Pine Bluffs Library Screening ‘Parkland’ Movie January 7 [VIDEO]

Do you remember the day John F. Kennedy was killed, November 22, 1963?

The Pine Bluffs Branch Library will screen the 2013 movie about the assassination of Kennedy on Tuesday, January 7, starting at 7 p.m. 'Parkland' features performances by Zac Efron, Paul Giammatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks and Ron Livingston.

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Why Is Cheyenne Called The Magic City Of The Plains?

There are a few stories going around about how Cheyenne got the nickname THE MAGIC CITY OF THE PLAINS. The most known is pretty simple.

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Drunken Rocker Arrested For Waving Gun At Elvis’s Home 37 Years Ago Today

On this date in 1976, Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested outside Graceland in Memphis for public drunkenness and waving a pistol and demanding to see "The King."

 

The guard at the gate called the police and there was some talk that Elvis watched the arrest go down on his closed circuit monitors in the house, 37 years ago today.

 

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Governor Matt Mead Has The Flags At Half Mast Today Because….

50 Years ago today, three shots changed the world. It was November 22nd of 1969, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in an open-top convertible.

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Cowboys Of The Sky, Wyoming’s Aviation Pioneers

We stand on the shoulders of giants. The brave airmen who developed air mail service between the coasts of the USA depended on Cheyenne on their appointed rounds. Here they would refuel at the Cheyenne Airport and if they were headed west, pick up needed supplies such as snow shoes and a rifle, in case there was an unplanned landing in the mountains

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Columbus Day, Should it Still Be Celebrated?

Are you celebrating Columbus Day today?

The holiday on the second Monday of October doesn't seem to be as popular as it was in years past. Some are proposing changing the name to 'Explorer Day' or 'Native American Day.'

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America’s Music Film Series Continues at Laramie County Library October 8

Have you ever wondered about the origin of bluegrass or country music? Learn where these popular genres started at the Laramie County Library on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room on the first floor.

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