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Wyoming Tribal Elder: Expansion Of Sand Creek Massacre Site ‘Long Overdue’

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Doubling the size of the Sand Creek Massacre historic site is a step in the right direction, says a Wyoming tribal leader.

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Why Are There Giant 70-Foot Concrete Arrows All Across Southern Wyoming?

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A network of 70-foot concrete arrows scattered across southern Wyoming were the only form of navigation for night air mail pilots in the 1920s. These now-abandoned formations have a story to tell.

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Legacy Of Tiny Hanna, Wyoming, Didn’t Die With Its Coal Miners

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There are 127 graves marked “unknown miner” in the Hanna Cemetery for men who died in coal mine explosions more than a century ago. Some locals are working to restore them and set up a memorial to the men.

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Wyoming’s Fort Phil Kearny A Brutal Stop Along ‘Bloody’ Bozeman Trail

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Fort Phil Kearny, in northern Wyoming, is offering lantern-guided “full moon tours” on October 7 and 8. The fort was only in existence for two years but it was a “bloody and gruesome” two years.

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Ghosts of Fort Laramie Haunt Wyoming Historic Site

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Fort Laramie, once a hub of trading and military activity in the Wyoming Territory, also is a hub of supernatural activity. Chief Ranger Casey Osback has experienced strange phenomena himself in the 35 years he’s been there.

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Historic Sheridan Inn For Sale At $4.25 Million

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The historic Sheridan Inn, which was once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody and was known as the finest hotel between Chicago and San Francisco, is up for sale at $4.25 million.

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Wyoming History: 83 Years Ago Today — The Last Stand of Earl Durand

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It’s been 83 years as of Thursday, but the story of how 26-year-old Earl Durand was killed during an
attempted bank robbery in Powell after an 11-day crime spree still holds a fascination for people interested in true crime dramas. 

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New Documentary Looks At Dark Era Of Wyoming History: Heart Mountain

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A dark era of Wyoming’s history is being brought into the light through the lens of a new documentary “Beyond Heart Mountain” filmed by former Cheyenne resident Alan O’Hashi.

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Wyo Weatherman Don Day Featured In WWII Documentary About Japanese Balloon Bombs

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Wyoming weatherman Don Day will appear in a Discovery documentary on Thursday about Japanese balloon bombs dropped on the U.S. in 1944 and 1945.

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Wyoming History: 99 Dead In Kemmerer Mine Explosion on August 14, 1923

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On Aug. 14, 1923, the towns of Kemmerer and Frontier were devastated by the second-worst coal mining tragedy in Wyoming history after 99 miners were killed during a mine explosion.

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