THE NEW BANNER IMAGE IS TAKEN FROM LESLIE’S WEEKLY MAGAZINE AND ERRONEOUSLY DEPICTS THE FIRST FORMAL JURY IN THE WORLD TO SEAT WOMEN AS BEING COMPRISED OF ALL WOMEN. THAT IS INCORRECT, MEN WERE ALSO ON THAT JURY. IT ALSO SHOWS A WOMAN IN THE JURY BOX WITH HER BABY. THAT TOO IS NOT TRUE. POSSIBLY A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DEMEAN THE SERVICE OF THE WOMEN ON THE JURY. THE JURY WAS EMPANELED MARCH 1870, LARAMIE WYOMING.
The Albany County Historical Society strives to plan, to promote and to sponsor educational programs on historical subjects pertaining to Albany County and to Wyoming. We collect source materials and other historical data pertaining to the early history peculiar to Albany County and nearby areas. Our goal as an organization is to encourage our members and other local residents to do research, author articles and reports and accomplish publication of the same.
To access the information on the website, click on the “collections” tab in the upper right corner of this page. Then open one of the items and see which articles are available to read.
Upcoming Event - Tom rea will give a presentation on eventS leading up to the 1869 suffrage act based on his acclaimed web article “Right Choice, Wrong Reasons: Wyoming Women Win the Right to Vote.”
Tom Rea lives in Casper, Wyo., where he is editor and co-founder, with the Wyoming State Historical Society, of WyoHistory.org. He worked for many years in the newspaper business, and his books include Bone Wars: The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001, 2004); Devil’s Gate: Owning the Land, Owning the Story (University of Oklahoma Press, 2006, 2012); The Hole in the Wall Ranch: A History (Pronghorn Press, 2010).
ALICE hARDIE STEVENS CENTER - SOCIAL HOUR 6:30 PRESENTATION 7:00 P.M.
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