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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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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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The Original Border War: Wyoming’s Triceratops vs. Colorado’s Stegosaurus Armatus

Millions of years before the University of Wyoming and Colorado State began the Border War, there was a different kind of rivalry in the rockies; a battle for survival between dinosaurs on the Front Range...

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An Easter Weekend Photo Gallery of Historic Wyoming Churches

As Christians across the Cowboy State prepare to celebrate Easter, here's an amazing gallery of photographs from the Wyoming State Archives featuring some of our most historic churches...

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Chris Ware, Keystone Features, Getty Images
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Wyoming’s Weirdest Funeral and The Buried Treasure It Left Behind

By all accounts, John Winchester wasn't very popular. Luckily for him, the few people he did know had a good reason to attend his funeral...

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Which Historic Wyoming Saloon Has The Most Bullet Holes?

There are many legendary saloons here in the Cowboy State. Some of them even have a few bullet holes behind the bar.

Amazingly, one of Wyoming's most historic watering holes proudly boasts 56 bullet holes in its building...

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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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The Most Famous Gravesites in Wyoming [VIDEO]

The poet John Dryden famously wrote that "dead men tell no tales". Clearly, he never visited Wyoming.

Here in the Cowboy State, the legends of the old west are still alive, including some who continue to leave their mark from beyond the grave...

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Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has Wyoming Roots

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch calls Colorado home, but his mother is a Wyoming native.

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A Toast To One Of Wyoming’s Original Breweries, The Casper Brewing Company

According to Beer Advocate, there are now 29 breweries in Wyoming. Here's a toast to one of the Cowboy State's original beer makers, the legendary Casper Brewing Company...

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The Greatest ‘Patrick’s’ in Wyoming History

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here's a tribute to some legendary "Patrick's" from here in the great state of Wyoming.

Nic Patrick - In 2013, Patrick was working on his ranch near Cody when he was attacked by a grizzly bear...

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