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A Poem About ‘Wyoming Wind’

In 1912, Sioux writer White Eagle published the poem "The Wyoming Wind".

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Flashback Friday: Remembering The Mayflower Cafe in Cheyenne

This week, I had dinner at the new Bejo Asian Restaurant on 112 West 17th Street in downtown Cheyenne.

In between bites of walnut shrimp, I couldn't help what wonder what that building must have been like during its heyday as the legendary Mayflower Cafe...

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Seven Mind-Blowing Statistics About Semi-Trailer Trucks on Interstate 80 in Wyoming

1. On average, there is an accident involving semi-trailer trucks on I-80 in Wyoming every other day.

2. There are over six times as many accidents involving semi-trailer trucks on I-80 than I-25...

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Serge Berton, BIPs, Getty Images
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Wyoming’s Wildest Urban Legend Confirmed: ‘Lefty’, The One-Armed Exotic Dancer

Last year, we published a story referencing one of Wyoming's wildest urban legends.

According to local lore, several years ago, an exotic dancer with one arm plied her trade at Al's Green Door in Cheyenne...

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Jon Green, Townsquare Media
Jon Green, Townsquare Media
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Happy 150th Anniversary, Laramie County

150 years ago, on January 9, 1867, the Dakota Territorial Legislature officially established Laramie County.

Named after French-Canadian explorer Jacques La Ramee, who helped establish the local fur trading industry in the 1820s, Laramie County originally covered most of southern Wyoming...

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The Warren-Nagel Mansion was the first home in Wyoming with electricity. Wyoming State Archives.
The Warren-Nagel Mansion was the first home in Wyoming with electricity. Wyoming State Archives.
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134 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First Electric Lights

Today marks an interesting anniversary in Wyoming history. 134 years ago, on January 5, 1883, Cheyenne became the first town in the west to install electric lights...

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Kayana Szymczak, Getty Images
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The Worst Winter Storms To Ever Hit Wyoming

It’s already been a cold, snowy winter here in the Cowboy State and we’re just getting started.

As Wyoming residents bundle up and brace for frigid temperatures this week, here’s a look back at five of the worst winter storms in the state’s history...

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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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Guang Niu, Getty Images
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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
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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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