Wyoming History

Happy 71st Birthday To The Wyoming Air National Guard
Subscribe to My Country 95.5 on Youtube 71 years ago today, on August 11, 1946, the Wyoming Air National Guard was officially created. Over the years, the 153rd Airlift Wing has flown in the Korean War, Vietnam, the invasion of Panama, the Gulf War and the War on Terror. The group also assisted huma…
The Biggest Blockbuster Court Trials in Wyoming History
When, and if, Casper millionaire and philanthropist Tony Cercy stands trial for sexual assualt, it will likely rank among the most infamous trials in Wyoming history. To properly prepare you for the media circus, here’s a look back at the biggest blockbuster court cases ever conducted in the …
Researchers Discover 13 Ancient Villages in Wyoming Mountains
Did you know people have been living in Wyoming for over 2,500 years? Archaeologists from Sheffield University in England recently uncovered artifacts from 13 ancient villages in the Wind River Range. The recent discovery sheds new light on ancient people living at high elevations. Of the …
Wyoming’s First Catholic Mass Was Held 177 Years Ago This Week
This week marks the 177th anniversary of the first Catholic Mass ever conducted in the Cowboy State. July 5, 1840, Father Pierre De Smet presided over the mass during the annual Green River Rendezvous at Horse Creek in Sublette County, near the present-day town of Pinedale. The Belgian-born De …
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 i…
The Greatest Inventions in Wyoming History
According the Wyoming State Library, over 4,200 patents have been issued to inventors here in the Cowboy State. Here’s a look back at some of the greatest inventions in Wyoming history. The first patent in the Territory of Wyoming was issued in 1870 to George Choate, who developed an improvem…

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