One of the first chain stores to open in Laramie was the 1915 “ Golden Rule” store. Operated by James Cash Penney, the chain had begun in 1902 with the “mother store” in Kemmerer, Wyoming . Laramie had one, what happened to it?
When Ivinson Memorial Hospital (IMH) opened one hundred years ago, it was because of a large gift from one person, Edward Ivinson. This local philanthropist’s gift of land and $50,000 amounts to at least $1,180,400 in today’s dollars, according to one estimate. The hospital was constructed on what is today Ivinson Ave., between 10th and 11th Streets.