Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lester Calloway Hunt, Creator of Wyoming’s “Bucking Horse” Icon

The “bucking horse” appears on the plates of every vehicle licensed in the state of Wyoming, so you can’t have missed it.  But have you ever wondered where it came from?  Well, this long-lived and well-loved icon was the idea … Continue reading

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“Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) — Looking at the Olympics

As we count down to Friday’s opening ceremony  for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London, we want to highlight a few Olympic Games memorabilia items from the collections of the American Heritage Center. The papers of Eugene … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Art Linkletter!

Today (though some sources give July 17 as Linkletter’s birth date) is the birth anniversary of Art Linkletter, television and radio personality.  He would be 100 this year.  In honor of his birthday, we are sharing some of his scripts … Continue reading

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Women Journalists: New Digital Images Available

As the result of a generous gift from Toni Stabile, we are pleased to announce that nearly 11,000 items (10,967, to be exact) from four different collections were digitized.  Ms. Stabile’s donation was directed towards scanning collections by women journalists … Continue reading

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Eugene Vidal: Aviator, Olympic Athlete, High-flying Advisor

Eugene Luther Vidal (1895-1969) was a man of many accomplishments. An engineer as well as an athlete, he graduated from the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  As a student he played on the … Continue reading

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