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William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody, circa 1900. Photo courtesy of Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
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The Greatest Inventions in Wyoming History

According the Wyoming State Library, over 4,200 patents have been issued to inventors here in the Cowboy State. Here's a look back at some of the greatest inventions in Wyoming history...

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George W. Hales, Fox Photos, Getty Images
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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Michael B. Thomas, Getty Images
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Do You Remember the ‘Flood of 1978’?

39 years ago, one of the worst floods in Wyoming history began. It started with heavy rain on the morning of May 15, 1978, which later turned to snow...

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images for AFI
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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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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67 Years Ago: The Most Morbid Discovery in Wyoming History

John Osborne was the third Governor of Wyoming, the state's largest sheep farmer, a banker, doctor, chemist, United States Congressman and the United States Assistant Secretary of State...

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Townsquare Media
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110 Years Ago: United States Supreme Court Keeps The University of Wyoming in Laramie

This week marks the 110th anniversary of a landmark ruling by the United States Supreme Court that kept the University of Wyoming in Laramie...

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American army general and future President Zachary Taylor directing his troops during the Mexican-American war. Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Cinco De Mayo Trivia: Wyoming Was Once Ruled By Mexico

Today marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, where Mexico manhandled a much larger French Army.

Although present day Wyoming was already a United States Territory in 1862, nearly 10 percent of land in the Cowboy State was once a part of Mexico...

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Meyers Collection, Wyoming State Archives
Meyers Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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A Kentucky Derby Tribute To Wyoming’s Greatest Horses

Just in time for the 143rd "run for the roses" this weekend, here's a Kentucky Derby tribute to the greatest horses in Wyoming history.

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David McNew, Getty Images
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The First ‘Saloon’ Was In Wyoming

One of the most enduring icons of the 1800's is the old "wild west" saloon. Did you know the very first establishment to ever call itself a saloon was here in Wyoming...

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Rob Carr, Getty Images
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Wyoming Anniversary: The Blizzard of 1984

33 years ago this week, one of the worst spring storms in Wyoming history dumped nearly three feet of snow on the Cowboy State.

The snow began falling on April 25, 1984, and didn't let up for three days...

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Cameron Spencer, Getty Images
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146 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First (Legal) Hanging

April 21st marks an infamous anniversary. 146 years ago today, in 1871, John Boyer was the first man to be legally executed in Wyoming.

Prior to Boyer, several outlaws had met the end of the noose due to vigilante justice, but this was the first legal hanging ever carried out in the fledgling territory...

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Happy 101st Birthday To The ‘Voice Of The Cowboys,’ Larry Birleffi

With all due respect to Curt Gowdy and Dave Walsh, who are legends in their own right, Larry Birleffi is the greatest sportscaster in Wyoming history...

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