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Best of Wyoming - Rawlins
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Rawlins Best of Wyoming Posts
During the month of October, Wyoming Public Media featured Rawlins on its ‘Best of Wyoming’ page. You are welcome to glance at the summaries below and follow the links to snapshots of the many innovative organizations in Rawlins.
WED OCTOBER 31, 2012
By Wyoming Frontier Prison
“The eighty year history of Wyoming’s first state penitentiary, now known as the Wyoming Frontier Prison, is as colorful and elaborate as the plot of a classic western movie. The cornerstone of the prison was laid in 1888, but due to funding issues and Wyoming’s notorious weather, the doors wouldn’t open for thirteen years. In December of 1901, the prison opened and consisted of only 104 cells (Cell Block A), no electricity or running water, and very inadequate heating.”
Tue October 23, 2012
By Mira Miller
Take a walk though time and space with Rawlins’ downtown mural tour. This educational walking tour, funded by Rawlins DDA/Main Street, Carbon County School District #1 Recreation Board and the Wyoming Arts Council, celebrates the history of Carbon County through murals created by local artists in 2005-2007. The 12 murals highlight the history and natural beauty of south central Wyoming. From the innovate work of Thomas Edison and James Candlish to the splendor of the native pronghorn and aspen, the mural tour shows the diverse and rich history of the region.
Mon October 15, 2012
By Rawlins Music Academy
The Rawlins Music Academy features a beginning hand chime choir that practices every Monday from 5:30 until 6:45pm. They also have a hand bell choir that practices every Thursday from 5 until 6:30pm. The first fall concert will be November 10th in Encampment or Saratoga. The second concert will be November 11th at the Rawlins Middle School. The final Christmas concert will be held on December 16th at Rawlins High School.
For more information, please visit http://www.jubilante.org/rawlinsmusicacademy.html
Fri October 5, 2012
By Jubilante Ensembles
Encouraging and Facilitating Musical Growth
Jubilanté Ensembles of Carbon County exist to create community instrumental groups, which will provide musical playing and performance opportunities, as well as encourage and facilitate musical growth for the players and the community through varying musical genres.
Jubilanté, a large mixed ensemble, rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Della Smith is the primary conductor. Rehearsals will be at the Rawlins Music Academy beginning June 3.
Carbon County Museum - RawlinsMon October 1, 2012
By Carbon County Museum
Carbon County Museum opened in 1940 in one room of the county courthouse. Since then the museum and its collection have grown to include over 30,000 artifacts housed in a former Church. Rotating exhibits highlight regional and local history, including personalities, western industries, and sensational events unique to the county. Displays feature “Big Nose” George Parrott (a bandit who became a pair of shoes), an original Wyoming State flag, restored vehicles, ranching, the railroad, geology and natural history collections.
For information on other Wyoming communities, visit Wyoming Public Media’s ‘Best of Wyoming’.