Cordelia Zars http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories Podcast #9 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-9 <p>A collection of World War II memories from Wyoming.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here.</a></strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:49:45 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Cordelia Zars 60789 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #9 Wyoming Stories: Fate And Faith On The Mormon Trail http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-fate-and-faith-mormon-trail <p>Lorin and Mary Ann Moench work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Martin’s Cove Historic site.&nbsp; This spot in south-central Wyoming marks an important point along the Mormon trail.&nbsp; European converts sailed to the East Coast of the U.S., purchased supplies and handcarts, and traveled with handcart companies to Salt Lake City.&nbsp; In 1856 two handcart companies began their journey late, causing them to face unforgiving Wyoming storms.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:25:00 +0000 Cordelia Zars 60754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Fate And Faith On The Mormon Trail Wyoming Stories: Rough And Tumble Casper, Forming Unlikely Friendships At A POW Camp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-rough-and-tumble-casper-forming-unlikely-friendships-pow-camp <p>Dick Sedar grew up in Casper, in a working-class neighborhood called “the Sandbar.” His parents emigrated from Croatia in the early 1920’s to seek work in the coal and oil industries. Dick was one of 16 children and tells the story of his childhood in Casper.</p><p></p><p>One of Dick’s Sedar’s brothers, Mike, worked in the Douglas Prisoner of War camp during World War II.&nbsp; Dick remembers his brother’s experience working with the prisoners, and the lasting friendships he made.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:55:38 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 60714 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Rough And Tumble Casper, Forming Unlikely Friendships At A POW Camp Wyoming Stories: A Personal Experience Of The Gender Wage Gap http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-personal-experience-gender-wage-gap <p>Women in the United States have been fighting for equal wage rights since the early 1900s.&nbsp; In 1963 the government passed the Equal Pay Act, which aimed to abolish wage disparity based on sex.&nbsp; But the act excluded professional careers.&nbsp; Starting in 1971, Marilynn Deiss juggled work as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy and as a single mother.&nbsp; She tells her daughter, Debra Swedberg, how gender discrimination affected her life.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:05:46 +0000 Cordelia Zars 60079 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Personal Experience Of The Gender Wage Gap Wyoming Stories: Life Lessons Learned Tending Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-life-lessons-learned-tending-bar <p>Darrell Moore grew up in the historic Hotel Wolf in Saratoga, Wyoming. Fredrick G. Wolf, a German immigrant, built the hotel in 1893. Since then, the hotel has had only four owners. Moore’s father bought the Wolf in 1937, and his family maintained the place for 40 years. The hotel and restaurant has hosted hunters, fishers, and ranchers through the years, and is still open to adventurers today. Moore shares his memories of growing up at the Hotel Wolf.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:00:38 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 59804 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Life Lessons Learned Tending Bar Wyoming Stories: A Navy Tour Taught What Med School Didn't http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-navy-tour-taught-what-med-school-didnt <p>Martin Ellbogen grew up in Worland, Wyoming. In high school he played basketball against the future Wyoming Senator Al Simpson. Once Ellbogen determined his career was not in basketball, he came to the University of Wyoming to study pre-med and finished his medical degree in Omaha. Ellbogen then joined the Navy as a doctor. &nbsp;He shares memories of being a medical assistant on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. After his tour, Ellbogen moved to Casper to set up a general practice medical firm.&nbsp; He retired in 1996, and sold the practice to his son.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:25:26 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 59473 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Navy Tour Taught What Med School Didn't From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gunshots-good-times-stories-stagecoach-bar <p>The Stagecoach Bar in Wilson has kept Jackson Hole fed, watered, and entertained since 1942.&nbsp;The historic bar is home to cowboys, hippies, and the famous Stagecoach Band, which has played every Sunday night for over 40 years.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:23:11 +0000 Cordelia Zars 58722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar Wyoming Stories: An Outside Perspective On Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-outside-perspective-wyoming <p>Gretchen Wheeler grew up in Nebraska and moved to Wyoming to teach in the Communications Department at Casper College.&nbsp; As a “non-native” Wyomingite, Gretchen shares her observations of the cultural differences between Wyoming and Nebraska.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:12:31 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 58331 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: An Outside Perspective On Wyoming Wyoming Stories: Wyoming Makes An Impression On Walt Niekamp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-wyoming-makes-impression-walt-niekamp <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Walt Niekamp and his wife, Dorothy, lived in Casper years ago where they taught in the Natrona County schools. He has never forgotten Wyoming’s hospitality and landscape. Walt describes how his love for Wyoming, as well as his own career in media, inspired him to support Wyoming Public Media.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:23:26 +0000 Cordelia Zars 54522 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Wyoming Makes An Impression On Walt Niekamp Wyoming Stories: Running The Snowy Range Ski Area Is A Family Affair http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-running-snowy-range-ski-area-family-affair <p>Becky and Aaron Maddox own the Snowy Range Ski Area west of Laramie.&nbsp; Becky is a fourth generation Laramie resident, and Aaron grew up in Steamboat Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>The couple grew up skiing, and their love for the sport motivated them to invest their lives in Snowy Range.&nbsp; Becky and Aaron describe how the ski area is not only their business, but is their passion, their family, and their life.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:48:12 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 54190 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Running The Snowy Range Ski Area Is A Family Affair Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-jackson-rodeo-legends-bill-and-martha-saunders <p>Bill and Martha Saunders are long-time Jackson residents. The couple was instrumental in founding the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and their family was also central in Wyoming's rodeo scene. Bill and Martha share memories of their rodeo experiences, including Martha's tour with the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:13:55 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53866 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-wild-times-stagecoach-bar <p>Phil Round is a guitarist and singer from Jackson Hole.&nbsp; He’s a member of the fabled Stagecoach Band, which holds down a weekly Sunday night gig and dance at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson.&nbsp;Phil shares some early memories from the bar with his son, Wilden.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:34:41 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53681 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bill-briggs-makes-history-skiing-grand-teton <p>Bill Briggs, a Dartmouth graduate from Maine, moved to Jackson Hole and became North America’s “father of extreme skiing.” In Jackson he worked as a climbing and ski guide for many years, driven by his own passion and encouraged by the supportive outdoor community to surmount the insurmountable. In 1971, Briggs was the first person ever to descend the Grand Teton on skis, a feat most considered to be impossible.&nbsp; His friend Spark M asks him to describe the experience.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:21 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53317 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton Wyoming Stories: A Quixotic Quest To Deliver 'Float-o-Graphs' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-quixotic-quest-deliver-float-o-graphs <p>Jackson resident Charlie Thomas recounts a local raft tour company owner's against-all-odds attempts to deliver 'float-o-graphs' to his rafting customers.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:48:01 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53156 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Quixotic Quest To Deliver 'Float-o-Graphs' Wyoming Stories: Bert Raynes On His Love Of Nature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bert-raynes-his-love-nature <p>Bert Raynes, a distinguished naturalist in Jackson Hole, tells the story of how he became interested in wildlife. Bert has published many books about nature, and he continues to write a column titled “Far Afield” in the Jackson Hole News and Guide newspaper. Fellow Jackson resident Rebecca Huntington interviews him.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:09:45 +0000 Cordelia Zars, Rebecca Huntington & Micah Schweizer 52966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bert Raynes On His Love Of Nature Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-donna-robeson-remembers-life-south-pass-city <p>Donna Robeson’s great grandmother came to South Pass in 1868.&nbsp; She was a converted Mormon from Scotland and married English immigrant Richard Sherlock.&nbsp; They heard there was going to be a big gold strike, so they came to seek their fortunes in mining.&nbsp; This dream didn’t quite pan out.&nbsp; Instead, the family started hotel and ranching businesses to earn a living.&nbsp; Donna tells historian Susan Layman what she remembers from her childhood, at the ranch and with her aunt and uncle in the hotel.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:08:46 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 52545 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City Wyoming Stories: Sergio Maldonado reflects on Native identity http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-sergio-maldonado-reflects-native-identity <p>Sergio Maldonado is a Mexican-Arapaho who grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation outside of Lander, Wyoming.&nbsp; He now teaches at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.&nbsp; In these two stories, Sergio talks about his experience with the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes.&nbsp; His personal history informs his understanding of Native identity.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:24:59 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 51141 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Sergio Maldonado reflects on Native identity Wyoming Stories: Togwotee Comes to Lunch http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-togwotee-comes-lunch <p>Tom Duncan grew up in Lander.&nbsp; He comes from a family of Scottish immigrants that settled in Wyoming in the 1880s.&nbsp; In 1900, Duncan’s grandfather trailed 5000 sheep to Fremont County, where he began a ranch along the western border of the Wind River Indian Reservation.&nbsp; Duncan tells the family story of their Native American neighbor, Togwotee, for whom Togwotee Pass is named.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:13:09 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 50712 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Togwotee Comes to Lunch Wyoming Stories: Marine tells story from his Iraq tour http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-marine-tells-story-his-iraq-tour <p>Jason Williams is an Iraq War veteran from Lander. In 2004, he was part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Najaf.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:29:13 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 50283 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Marine tells story from his Iraq tour Wyoming Stories: Steve Gyorvary recounts how he became a gold miner http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-steve-gyorvary-recounts-how-he-became-gold-miner <p>Steve Gyorvary first came to South Pass, Wyoming in 1978. Ever since, he’s been working as a geologist and hard rock gold miner. He tells how he got into gold mining and acquired his own mine.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:17:57 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 49714 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Steve Gyorvary recounts how he became a gold miner