Category Archives: outdoor recreation

As you plan your summer vacation . . .

The days are getting longer and warmer, unviersity classes are over and the K-12 schools will soon be closing for a couple of months–must be summer!  By now, most of us have started to daydream about which destinations we’ll choose … Continue reading

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Online Finding Aid Available for the Karl C. “Sunny” Allan Papers

Karl C. “Sunny” Allan (1886-1978) was born in Ogden, Utah. He worked as a telephone lineman in the early 1900s, and was part of the Bureau of Reclamation crew that built a telephone line from Ashton, Idaho to Moran, Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Old Faithful Speaks

Old Faithful Speaks is a 35 millimeter nitrate film created between 1933 and 1935 to promote Wyoming tourism. Yellowstone National Park was then (and is now) a world-renowned tourist attraction. The film features what may be the first audio recording … Continue reading

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Update on Energy Boom Panel Discussions

The rosters have been finalized for the upcoming series of panel discussions based on the American Heritage Center’s energy boom oral history project.    April 4, 2011, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, University of Wyoming, Family Room, Wyoming Union  Panelists: Cally McKee … Continue reading

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January Photo of the Month

It’s winter in the Rocky Mountains, and one of the best ways to beat the doldrums that come with the season is to get outside for some exercise!  Snowshoes make it possible to do just that!  The style of snowshoe pictured here … Continue reading

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