Wyoming State Archives

Throwback Thursday: World’s Tallest Man Visits Wyoming
During his life, Robert Wadlow was the tallest man in the world. He may have been the tallest man to ever walk the face of the earth and is almost certainly the tallest person to ever visit Wyoming.
Born with a pituitary gland disorder, Wadlow stood 8'4" in high school...
November 28, 1867: Cheyenne’s First Thanksgiving Dinner
On November 28, 1867, just 15 days after the Union Pacific Railroad had reached Cheyenne, one of the town's original shopkeepers, H.H. Ellis, helped prepare the first Thanksgiving feast in the new city.
By that time, nearly 4,000 workers and merchants had flocked to bustling western outpost...
Photos Show What Halloween Was Like in Wyoming 100 Years Ago
Ever wondered how Wyoming families celebrated Halloween 100 years ago? Thanks to the Wyoming State Archives, we can travel all the way back to 1915.
This photo was taken 101 years ago at a Halloween party in Cheyenne. If you look closely, you'll notice the homemade decorations and costumes...
Wyoming Fashion Was Totally Rad in the 1980s [Gallery]
If, like me, you grew up in the 1980s, it's totally obvious. We looked super cool. Take for example, this righteous dude and his hottie homecoming date, who probably went through a gallon of Aqua Net every week.
Of course, it's easy to say how bitchin' our style was...