Best of Wyoming - Torrington

Credit City of Torrington

For information about the city of Torrington, please visit:

http://torringtonwy.gov/ .

Torrington Best of Wyoming Posts

During the month of January, Wyoming Public Media featured Torrington 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 Torrington:

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Credit Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie – 20 Miles NW of Torrington

Wed January 30, 2013

By Fort Laramie

Crossroads of a Nation Moving West

Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains, before its abandonment in 1890.  This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.

For a nice history of Fort Laramie, visit the National Park Service web site.

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Eastern Wyoming College Music - Torrington

Fri January 25, 2013

Credit Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Center

By Michael DeMers

The Eastern Wyoming College music department consists of two instructors, three performing ensembles, and many enthusiastic students. Michael T DeMers is the director of the music department and together with Janet Howard they instruct multiple academic courses in music for both music majors and non-majors alike.

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Goshen Community Theatre – Torrington

And then there were none
Credit Goshen Community Theatre

Fri January 18, 2013

By Aileen Leithead

Goshen Community Theatre was started in 2002 by a group of people who love live theatre. The Theatre puts on two major shows each season, usually a musical in the Spring and a play in the Fall. In June each year they host a Children's Theatre Workshop for kids age 8 - 15. The workshop runs for about a week ending with a production by the kids. They work on making their own costumes and set pieces as well as learning lines, songs, and choreography. The Goshen Community Theatre is a non-profit organization, and the majority of the people who work on the productions do so as volunteers.

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Homesteaders Museum – Torrington

Fri January 18, 2013

Credit Homesteaders Museum

By Sarah Chaires

The Homesteaders Museum is located one mile north of the Historic Oregon Trail in the old Union Pacific Train Depot, which opened its doors to passengers and freight in 1925. They are one of two Spanish style depots still remaining in the area and are included in the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is home to hundreds upon hundreds of manuscripts, documents, photographs, artifacts and various other Homesteading memorabilia that tell the story of the settlement of Goshen County.

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