There are so many picturesque routes that lead to Cheyenne! But since we just celebrated Laramie recently, I’ll travel east, from Laramie to Cheyenne. On the way, the Lincoln Monument claims the highest point on I-80, mysterious Vedauwoo rock outcrops emerge soon after, their strange shapes stirring the imagination, and Buford, with a population of just 1, certainly raises eyebrows. You can see Cheyenne for miles, and realize that this is no small city! It boasts the Wyoming State Capitol, a superb Symphony Orchestra, and exquisite Botanic Gardens. The Wyoming State Museum offers a look into the heart of the cowboy culture, and Cheyenne Frontier Days offers a first-hand look at the real live cowboy culture. But perhaps for Wyoming Public Media, Cheyenne’s most vibrant activity lies with the State legislature, where raging debates on Wyoming issues takes place. It’s definitely the second home of our WPM news team during the “legislative season.”
There is so much to see and do in Cheyenne. But the one thing radio people do best is tell stories. Cheyenne has many tales to tell – tales of cowboys, settlers, miners, and those who settled in this area for a variety of reasons and made Cheyenne their home. If you have a story about Cheyenne, or know someone who does, please feel free to visit Wyoming Stories, take inspiration from one Cheyenne oral history and find out how to record your own. Here at Wyoming Public Media we love a good story!