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Cheyenne Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Time Capsule [Video]

The time capsule will be opened on August 8, 2067.

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The Romantic Love Letter Wild Bill Hickok Left for His Wyoming Widow

"Wild" Bill Hickok was one of the most famous gunslingers in American history. He was also a hopeless romantic.

141 years ago, on August 2, 1876, the old west icon was shot and killed at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota...

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Today Marks The 32nd Anniversary Of The Worst Flood In Wyoming History

August 1, 1985, was one of the darkest days in Wyoming history. 32 years ago, a tragic flash flood in Cheyenne claimed 12 lives and caused over $60 million in property damage...

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Doug Randall, Townsquare Media
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Thousands Turn Out For Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade [PHOTOS]

More CFD Grand Parades are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday.

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First Cheyenne Frontier Days 2017 Parade Saturday

The parade will start at 9.am. in front of the Wyoming Capitol Building.

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Fun Fact: The City of Cheyenne Was Officially Named On July 4th

Here's a fun fact: Four months before the Union Pacific Railroad arrived in Cheyenne, surveyor General Greenville Dodge officially named the town and plotted the area on July 4, 1867...

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E. F. Corcoran, Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
E. F. Corcoran, Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
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Duncan Hines Claimed The ‘Best Meal Ever’ Was in Cheyenne

Before his baking company made him a household name, Duncan Hines was America's original food critic.

Hines, who drove across the country as a traveling salesman, published his first series of restaurant reviews in 1935...

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George W. Hales, Fox Photos, Getty Images
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87 Years Ago: The World’s First ‘Stewardess’ Lands in Wyoming

Here's a little known fact, Wyoming was part of the very first flight to include a "stewardess" (as they were referred to in those days)...

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images for AFI
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A Wyoming Tribute to Actor Powers Boothe

Television and movie fans were shocked to hear about the passing of actor Powers Boothe this weekend. Booth was well-known for several iconic roles, including one fictional character with a "real-life" Wyoming connection...

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The Great Cheyenne Chicken Heist of 1887

Edwin Booth was one of the most famous and beloved actors in American history, even after his younger brother John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865...

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Reverend John Young Cowhick is one of many family members laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne. Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
Reverend John Young Cowhick is one of many family members laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne. Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
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A Good Friday Tribute to One of Cheyenne’s First Ministers, Dr. John Cowhick

In 1876, less than a decade after Cheyenne was founded and four years before Wyoming would officially become a state, the Cowhick family arrived in the bustling boom town...

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Wyoming History: The Year Coffee Was Banned in Casper and Cheyenne

Imagine a world without coffee. That's the world Wyoming woke up to on April 7, 1943, when the sale of coffee was officially banned in Casper and Cheyenne...

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