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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: Re-writing Wyoming's history

 

On July 10, 1890, Wyoming Territory was granted statehood and became the 44th state to join the ranks of the U.S.

Last weekend in Cheyenne, Wyo., a celebration of those 125 years was commemorated with a block party that encompassed the Capitol grounds, the state museum and nearby parks.

My wife and I were among the fortunate few who were privileged to be included in a "behind the scenes" tour on the third floor of the Wyoming State Museum where untold numbers of artifacts are securely stored. The collection of artifact – representing various aspects of Wyoming histor – range from a Civi...



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