Decades before they sponsored the "Little Miss Springfield Beauty Pageant" on The Simpsons, Laramie Cigarettes was one of the most popular brands in the country. The name Laramie is still synonymous with smoking as a brand of rolling papers.

Laramie Cigarettes debuted in the 1930s. After the brand went out of business in the 1950s, the name was used to market a cigarette rolling machine and the trademark is currently owned by HBI International.

In recent years, the brand has appeared on several television shows. On The Simpsons, Laramie "Extra Tar" Cigarettes are endorsed by Itchy + Scratchy and their beloved mascot "Menthol Moose", who represent the company in commercials and at public events in the fictional town of Springfield. Actual advertisements for Laramie Cigarettes have also been featured on The X Files and The Practice.

Interestingly, Laramie is not Wyoming's most famous tobacco brand. Longtime Riverton resident Darrel Winfield was the "Marlboro Man" for over 20 years. In 1968, an advertising executive was scouting locations for a Phillip Morris campaign when he spotted Winfield roping horses. The rugged rancher became the face of the brand and ranks among the most iconic spokesman in the history of advertising, right up there with Itchy and Scratchy.

10 Cheyenne Frontier Days Souvenirs Found on eBay

2021 is the 125th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. It's crazy when you stop to think about it that means the Daddy of 'Em All has been around longer than the internet, sliced bread, and cars!

Over that century-plus of Old West celebrations, millions of people have visited Cheyenne, Wyoming. Many of the people took home souvenirs of their days cheering on the rodeo participants and exploring Wyoming.

Many years later those souvenirs have made their way onto the online auction site eBay. Collectors from around the world are reading bits and pieces of Cheyenne's history of tourism. Here are a few of the treasures we found recently.


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