Best of Wyoming - Torrington
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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:
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.
Fri January 25, 2013
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.
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.
Fri January 18, 2013
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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