History http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Artists Trace U.S.-Mexico Border Through Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/artists-trace-us-mexico-border-through-wyoming <p>A group of artists marking 1821 border between the United States and Mexico traveled through Wyoming over the weekend.</p><p>Marcos Ramirez and David Taylor are the artists behind the project, called ‘Delimitations.’ It aims to trace the original, 2,300-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico.</p><p>That historic border runs through Medicine Bow National Forest here in Wyoming.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:41:07 +0000 Miles Bryan 61443 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Artists Trace U.S.-Mexico Border Through Wyoming Tribes And State Collaborate To Tell Wind River Reservation History http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-and-state-collaborate-tell-wind-river-reservation-history <p>In coming years, visitors to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation will see new historical perspectives on roadside signs and markers. That’s the proposed outcome of the new Wind River Interpretive Plan. It's believed to be the first such collaboration between tribes and state government on a reservation-wide interpretive plan.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:34:49 +0000 Micah Schweizer 61301 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes And State Collaborate To Tell Wind River Reservation History 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: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’ http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-joan-paige-her-grandfather-battle-milk-creek-and-ladies-night <p>Joan Paige’s family has lived in the Equality State for almost as long as it’s existed. In 1889, her grandfather, John Mahoney, was stationed just outside of Rawlins at Fort Steele. In this story, she tells of circumstances that brought him west, and the dubious nature of late-19<sup>th</sup> century frontier towns.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:14:49 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59241 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’ Wyoming Stories: How A Wyomingite Protected Japanese-Americans From WWII Internment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-how-wyomingite-protected-japanese-americans-wwii-internment <p>UW Professor of history Phil Roberts tells the story of how Thomas Boylan—the late owner and operator of The Fossil Cabin outside of Medicine Bow—protected the identity of local Japanese Americans from relocation officers during World War II.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:44:34 +0000 Adrian Shirk 57943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: How A Wyomingite Protected Japanese-Americans From WWII Internment Challenging Invisibility: UW Class Discovers Black History In The West http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/challenging-invisibility-uw-class-discovers-black-history-west <p>Racial diversity is not one of the things for which Wyoming is best known. According to census data, only one-point-five percent of the state’s population is African American. Now, a class at the University of Wyoming is documenting the largely untold history of black people in the West. The class is confronting black invisibility—real and perceived.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:00:02 +0000 Micah Schweizer 57400 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Challenging Invisibility: UW Class Discovers Black History In The West Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-mark-soldier-wolf-talks-about-life-res <p>Mark Soldier Wolf is a Northern Arapaho tribal elder. He grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation, outside of Riverton. For him, the past is forever inscribed on the present, a sentiment he shares in this lesser known version of the Battle at Little Bighorn.</p><p></p><p>When Soldier Wolf returned to Wyoming from the Korean War, there were very few resources for veterans. In this story, he describes how he got his life back together, and the atmosphere of Riverton during wartime.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55102 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res Historian: Cross-dressing was common in the "Old" West http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/historian-cross-dressing-was-common-old-west <p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:03:14 +0000 Bob Beck 48052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Historian: Cross-dressing was common in the "Old" West Fort Bridger’s History - 30 Miles East of Evanston http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fort-bridger-s-history-30-miles-east-evanston <p>By 1840, the Fur Trade Era, with its keen competition for beaver pelts, its raucous reputation for rendezvous, and its solid association with all that was wild and untamed in the Rocky Mountain West, was drawing its last breath. Mountain men who had survived the rigors of the wilderness were forced to seek new methods of employment. Two of those men, Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez, teamed up to operate a trading post in order to provide much needed services for the rapidly increasing number of settlers passing through on the way to their promised lands. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:33:25 +0000 Linda Byers 29234 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fort Bridger’s History - 30 Miles East of Evanston Explore the Past. Discover the West. Experience History at the Sheridan County Museum http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/explore-past-discover-west-experience-history-sheridan-county-museum <p>Located in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains, the Sheridan County Museum interprets&nbsp;a regional perspective on the history of the American West. The Museum&rsquo;s exhibits investigate the culture, industry, communities, agriculture, and geography that shaped the region&rsquo;s rich historic and cultural heritage. Throughout the Museum&rsquo;s exhibit gallery, visitors have the opportunity to experience history through artifacts, historic photographs, maps, and interactive exhibits.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:21:26 +0000 Sheridan County Museum 23914 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Explore the Past. Discover the West. Experience History at the Sheridan County Museum