Category Archives: Wyoming history

UW Professor Phil Roberts Discusses Teapot Dome Scandal

Recently, the American Heritage Center hosted a film crew from the C-SPAN network. While at the AHC, the crew sat down with UW History Professor Phil Roberts and interviewed him about the Teapot Dome Scandal that rocked U.S. politics in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wyoming Women: Women’s History Month

It’s finally March, when our thoughts tend to turn to spring, warmer temperatures, and the possibility of spending time outdoors.  Every year, March also brings us Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s accomplishments and progress towards equal footing with … Continue reading

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Teapot Dome featured on BBC’s Downton Abbey

History on the BBC’s Downton Abbey crosses the Atlantic and comes to Wyoming. Recently, on season 4 episode 7 of the popular miniseries, the Dowager Countess explains why Lord Grantham travels to the United States; it turns out he is … Continue reading

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Mementos Cherished: Valentine’s Day

Hearts . . . candy . . . flowers; today people are celebrating their love for one another.  Check out these expressions of the holiday from the first half of the twentieth century; with flowers, stickers, paper greetings, and cake … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Stepp Family Ranch

In honor of Black History month, the AHC would like to celebrate African-American experiences in the west by sharing this photograph of the Stepp family; taken on Alonzo T. Stepp’s ranch in the 1920s. Originally from Berea, Kentucky, Alonzo Stepp … Continue reading

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Investigating Heart Mountain Relocation Camp with the Lester Hunt papers

The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming is really on a digitization roll! We’ve just digitized and uploaded about 220 documents regarding the Heart Mountain Relocation Center and a 1949 film titled “Wyoming and Its Natural Resources” … Continue reading

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A Close Look at Development in Cody, WY: The George T. Beck Papers

The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming has an exciting announcement! We have digitized and made accessible online over 6,000 documents and photographs from the George T. Beck papers. George T. Beck came to Wyoming in 1879, and … Continue reading

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