Wyoming History

146 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First (Legal) Hanging
April 21st marks an infamous anniversary. 146 years ago today, in 1871, John Boyer was the first man to be legally executed in Wyoming. Prior to Boyer, several outlaws had met the end of the noose due to vigilante justice, but this was the first legal hanging ever carried out in the fledgling t…
An Easter Weekend Photo Gallery of Historic Wyoming Churches
As Christians across the Cowboy State prepare to celebrate Easter, here’s an amazing gallery of photographs from the Wyoming State Archives featuring some of our most historic churches. There are over 400 pictures of churches in the State Archives Photo Database. These are few of our fav…
Which Historic Wyoming Saloon Has The Most Bullet Holes?
There are many legendary saloons here in the Cowboy State. Some of them even have a few bullet holes behind the bar. Amazingly, one of Wyoming’s most historic watering holes proudly boasts 56 bullet holes in its building. Since 1893, the Cowboy Bar and Outlaw Cafe has hosted thirsty guns…
Wyoming History: The Year Coffee Was Banned in Casper and Cheyenne
Imagine a world without coffee. That’s the world Wyoming woke up to on April 7, 1943, when the sale of coffee was officially banned in Casper and Cheyenne. Another casualty of World War II was a nationwide coffee shortage. Several months earlier, the United States Office of Price Administrati…
The Most Famous Gravesites in Wyoming [VIDEO]
The poet John Dryden famously wrote that “dead men tell no tales”. Clearly, he never visited Wyoming. Here in the Cowboy State, the legends of the old west are still alive, including some who continue to leave their mark from beyond the grave. These are five of the most famous burial s…
The Greatest ‘Patrick’s’ in Wyoming History
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a tribute to some legendary “Patrick’s” from here in the great state of Wyoming. Nic Patrick – In 2013, Patrick was working on his ranch near Cody when he was attacked by a grizzly bear. After fending off the animal, he …

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