Teaching self-sufficiency: Sherril Bailey talks about raising her nephew
Not long ago, in an unexpected turn of events, Rawlins resident Sherrill Bailey adopted her grand-nephew. In this story, she explores the rewarding and complicated destiny of becoming a parent at 65 years old.
Lorin and Mary Ann Moench work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Martin’s Cove Historic site. This spot in south-central Wyoming marks an important point along the Mormon trail. European converts sailed to the East Coast of the U.S., purchased supplies and handcarts, and traveled with handcart companies to Salt Lake City. In 1856 two handcart companies began their journey late, causing them to face unforgiving Wyoming storms.
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.
One of Dick’s Sedar’s brothers, Mike, worked in the Douglas Prisoner of War camp during World War II. Dick remembers his brother’s experience working with the prisoners, and the lasting friendships he made.
Like many Wyoming natives, Pat and Ellie Noonan met at a college party in Laramie—almost sixty years ago. In this story, the couple describe the misadventures of their first encounter.
The Noonans remember the summer that city officials dug up the century-old corpse of outlaw Big Nose George.
From the early 1960s to the late 80s, Pat Noonan was employed by the First National Bank of Rawlins, first as a teller and later as its inaugural Computer Operations Manager—which was a wholly alien pursuit for a small town bank in 1971.