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
In 1940, fifty years after Wyoming was admitted to the Union, the people of Laramie marked that anniversary with a 2-day celebration called “Equality Jubilee Days.”
A man named Pattee ran a lottery scheme in Laramie; was the scheme legal?
In the 1920s, a Laramie Kiwanis Club member had an idea to develop a picnic area with a water fountain in Telephone Canyon. At that time, the “Lincoln Highway” was mostly unpaved, but the route through the canyon was the “improved” road to Laramie from Cheyenne, as opposed to the former auto route to Tie Siding and then back up to Laramie.
In 1917 Laramie folk's had learned of the horrors of World War I and the impact it would likely have on their community. But that did not stop them from living their daily lives, including a fine July 4th celebration.
There is an unmistakable sound a steel blade makes on solid ice—and an unmistakable smell of potatoes baking in their jackets in the coals of a big bonfire. Add the laughter of young people as they glide by teasing each other and you have the makings of an ice skating party—1870’s style, along the Laramie River.
In 1949, Albany County was savaged by a horrible blizzard.