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In a state whose economy was built on mining, it’s appropriate that archaeologists have confirmed a red ocher mine in Platte County is the oldest mine in North and South America. The University of Wyoming announced the publication of an important archeological paper. In it, a long-standing hunch from a legendary Wyoming scientist has been…

The U.S.S. Wyoming makes history during Women’s History Month as the U.S. Navy announces an all-woman submarine crew is currently onboard serving the nation. More than 12 years have passed since women were authorized to serve aboard submarines. While women comprise nearly one-fourth of the Department of Defense’s total force, only a small fraction of…

The Interior Department has a list of over 650 geographic features – including two in the Bighorn Basin – that it wants to rename to get one derogatory word off the map forever. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a “candidate replacement names” list for 661 geographic features and landmarks…

Two separate grants from ThinkWY will help the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center continue its mission to ensure the camp and its history are never forgotten. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation celebrates two grants awarded by ThinkWY, the Wyoming Humanities Council. Both an operating support and a programming grant were awarded as part of the American…

An international project digitizing important illustrations will also strengthen connections between the Buffalo Bill Center and the University of Wyoming. Researchers at the University of Wyoming and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West have joined international colleagues in Wales in a new project to develop digital tools to analyze historical book illustrations to gain…

A unique piece of Bighorn Basin history is on display in Thermopolis after the rediscovery of an iconic image of a legendary Wyoming outlaw. On Saturday, Aug. 14, the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center in Thermopolis held a special event where the centerpiece was a single photograph. New research led to the rediscovery…

Yellowstone National Park is strengtheing its connections with Native American tribes in the effort to make the past more present in the park experience. As the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone approaches in 2022, the park is working to engage with Tribes with a historical connection to the national park. The goal is to expand tribal…

Wyoming’s State Flower: 
Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush

This where it all starts. Deep in the roots of their tree nests they sit and wait to fly from the ground and take over.

Wyoming 100 years Old. The new recipes are from 1945-1990, and the old are from 1890-1945! “Recipes and much much more”. So much more is an understatement.


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