LARAMIE'S LIVING HISTORY - THE STUFF NOT IN OTHER PLACES - PAGE 2
A series of stories prepared for the Albany County Museum Coalition, an alliance of institutions that promote Laramie’s historic and cultural resources. This series originally appeared in the Laramie Boomerang
Warmed by a roaring fire, Governor Nellie Tayloe Ross (standing on makeshift platform) dedicates the "Great Skyroad" over the Snowy Range on July 4, 1926.
In the Laramie Basin just west of Laramie lies an exceptional hole in the ground—the Big Hollow
There was a time when back doors served a well-defined purpose in the Laramie home. First, and most importantly, it was the route to the “backhouse,” otherwise known as the privy, john, necessary or whatever euphemism served the purpose.
Celebration of Memorial Day 1884 in Laramie, Wyoming.
Laramie Gets its First Reliable and Safe Drinking Water
Interstate 80 winds its way up and east from Laramie, through a canyon that locals call “Telephone Canyon.” But the canyon was used long before the telephone.
April 1948 fire destroys much of downtown Laramie.
A Laramie membership club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, commonly known as the VFW, has a proud history in Laramie.
The Laramie Rivers Conservation District (LRCD) was formed in 1945, as a result of those Federal and state efforts to avoid another Dust Bowl. Unlike many other conservation districts, ours encompasses the entire county.
There is no doubt that some of the earliest residents of Laramie were just passing through. Exactly one year after Laramie was founded, the two great railroads, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, met at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. The great migration to California could now begin by rail.