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Blizzard Barrels Into Northeastern U.S.
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Can You Guess How Many Bigfoot Sightings Have Been Reported in Wyoming?

If you're convinced that Bigfoot is real, you're not alone, especially here in Wyoming.

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, there have 28 reported sightings in the Cowboy State, dating back over a century...

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NPS.gov
NPS.gov
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80 Years Ago: First Man Succesfully ‘Free Climbs’ Devils Tower

80 years ago this week, on June 28, 1937, Fritz Wiessner became the first person to "free climb" Devils Tower.

Although the German-born mountain climber was the first to scale the monument using modern techniques, many men had completed the ascent with the aid of a wooden ladder built decades earlier by two local ranchers...

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E. F. Corcoran, Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
E. F. Corcoran, Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
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Duncan Hines Claimed The ‘Best Meal Ever’ Was in Cheyenne

Before his baking company made him a household name, Duncan Hines was America's original food critic.

Hines, who drove across the country as a traveling salesman, published his first series of restaurant reviews in 1935...

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Two Wyoming Watering Holes Inducted Into ‘Dive Bar Hall of Fame’

For 117 years, The Old Buckhorn Bar and Parlor in Laramie has been one of the Cowboy State's biggest, and most notorious, taverns.  Meanwhile, Joe's Drive-In Liquor and Bar has advertised itself as the "smallest bar" in Rock Springs since 1961...

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Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives
Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives
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How Cheyenne’s First Liquor Store Launched a Ranching and Banking Empire

T.A. Kent went from selling whiskey out of a tent to become one of the most prominent bankers and cattle barons in the West.

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Larry Nance, Jr. was the last Wyoming player chosen in the NBA Draft, when he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015. Michael Reaves, Getty Images.
Larry Nance, Jr. was the last Wyoming player chosen in the NBA Draft, when he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015. Michael Reaves, Getty Images.
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How Many University of Wyoming Players Have Been Selected in the NBA Draft?

On the eve of the 2017 Draft, here's a look back at the University of Wyoming's NBA Draft history.

Since its inception 70 years ago, 29 former Pokes have been selected in the Draft...

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History via YouTube
History via YouTube
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Wyoming Man Competitor On “Forged In Fire”

Erich Ouellette was a competitor on the History Channel’s weekly reality show, “Forged In Fire” in 2016. Going for the $10,000 prize, he was eliminated, BUT!!!

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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images
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The Luckiest Gambler in Wyoming History

The 2017 World Series of Poker is underway in Las Vegas. To celebrate, here's a look back at the luckiest gambler in Wyoming history.

Of all the card games ever played in the Cowboy State, and there have been many, the stakes were never higher than a legendary poker game at a Douglas saloon in 1906...

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Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media
Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media
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A Flag Day Salute To Wyoming’s State Flag [POLL]

240 years ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress issued a resolution officially declaring the stars and stripes design as the official flag of the United States...

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Wyoming’s Oldest Dog Is Still Going Strong At 116

Meet the oldest dog in Wyoming.

His name is Teddy and he's still going strong at the ripe old age of 116. Teddy is a black and brown retriever mix who local historians believe was born in 1901 in the town of Encampment...

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