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Dick Stanley rides "High Tower" at Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1909. Courtey of the Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives
Dick Stanley rides "High Tower" at Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1909. Courtey of the Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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Legends of Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Incredible Story of Dick Stanley

Of all the cowboys and cowgirls who have ever competed at Cheyenne Frontier Days, the most famous contestant in its 120 year history was a bucking bronco named Steamboat...

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Stephen Dunn, Allsport, Getty Images
Stephen Dunn, Allsport, Getty Images
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Major League Baseball All-Stars From Wyoming

Last night, millions of fans watched the Major League Baseball All-Star game. In its 87 year history, only three Wyoming natives have played in the midsummer classic...

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Gary Cooper nd Helen Burgess star in 'The Plainsman', the story of Wild Bill Hickok and his friends. Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
Gary Cooper nd Helen Burgess star in 'The Plainsman', the story of Wild Bill Hickok and his friends. Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
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Wyoming’s Original ‘Cougar': The Story of Agnes Thatcher Lake

Urban Dictionary loosely defines the term 'cougar' as "a female who is on the hunt for a much younger male".

Perhaps the most famous 'cougar' in Wyoming history is legendary circus performer Agnes Thatcher Lake, who married "Wild" Bill Hickok in 1876 at a house in Cheyenne...

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Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
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The Most Shocking Moment in Cheyenne Frontier Days History

Over the past 120 years, there have been plenty of shocking moments at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Here's a look back at, arguably, the most dangerous event to ever take place at the "Daddy of 'Em All"...

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Wyoming’s First Car: The Remarkable Story of Elmer Lovejoy

When his family first moved to Wyoming in 1884, Elmer Lovejoy already had the need for speed. By the age of 12, Lovejoy was working for the family business; a bicycle shop in downtown Laramie...

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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The Little White Lie That Put Wyoming On the Map

July 10, 1890, United States President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill that officially made Wyoming the 44th state in the union.

Like many great events in American history, it may have never happened were it not for a lying politician...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, UIG Via Getty Images
Encyclopaedia Britannica, UIG Via Getty Images
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Five Ways To Celebrate Wyoming’s Birthday

This weekend marks the 126th anniversary of the Cowboy State. On July 10, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison officially signed the bill that made Wyoming the 44th state...

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Cheyenne MLS, via Coldwell Banker
Cheyenne MLS, via Coldwell Banker
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Take a Virtual Tour of Cheyenne’s Historic Tivoli Building [Photo Gallery]

Got an extra $700,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Now you can own one of Cheyenne's most historic landmarks.

Since 1892, the Tivoli Building has been been a bar, brewery, brothel, Chamber of Commerce office, college classroom, clothing store, coffee shop, restaurant, storage facility and served as campaign headquarters for Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, who has owned the building since 2006...

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Jon Durr, Getty Images
Jon Durr, Getty Images
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The U.S. Flag Still Flies

One year ago I posted this. Thought I would present it once again in 2016.

 

240 years ago, in the midst of war with the world's reining super power, Great Britain; our 13th Continental Congress issued a Declaration Of Independence. The...

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Coop, Townsquare Media
Coop, Townsquare Media
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Do You Know Wyoming Tribal Lands?

Wyoming’s history of occupation goes back at least 12,000 years, but around the time of European explorers meeting the nomadic tribes of plains Indians, there were rough maps from white cartographers made that approximated tribal lands...

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