Wyoming Stories
1:37 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Wyoming Stories: Memories Of Mid-Century Rawlins

Beerbust: The Noonans remember a wild night in college
Pat and Ellie Noonan of Rawlins.
Credit Micah Schweizer

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.
 

Finding Big Nose George

The Noonans remember the summer that city officials dug up the century-old corpse of outlaw Big Nose George.

Everything was Turned Upside Down: Rawlins gets a computer

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.

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