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Changes to Hannaween

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Center had a meeting at 4:30 p.m. on October 7 at the Hanna Recreation Center. The Hanna mayor, Lois Buchanan, was in attendance along with two board members. Because th...

 

Wishing in Encampment

Encampment High School was recently recognized by Make-A-Wish Wyoming for their participation in and fundraising for the program, according to a recent press release. The Kids for Wish Kids program was introduced by Make-A-Wish Wyoming in 2000 and...

 

Tailgating at the PVCC

As the warmth of the summer months give way into the cooler days of fall, there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a bowl of chili. Additionally, there’s nothing in the fall quite like a good tailgate party. In that vein of thinking, the...

 

Classic theatrics

When the Parco Sinclair Theater first opened its doors in 1924, the interior walls were hand painted and the seating was top notch for its time. Its exterior was like the rest of the company town; a...

 

Town of Hanna honors RR 316 responders

The last time the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miners played at home over the Labor Day weekend, on September 5, there was ominous black smoke billowing into the clear blue...

 

HART of Winter

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5 p.m. on September 15 at the Hanna Market. “We need to get ready for the cold weather,” Chairman Perry Goodrich, said. “We already got one...

 

Hanna treasurer retires

Pam Paulson took her first bookkeeping class at Hanna High School. Although not born in Carbon County, Paulson came to the town a little before the mining boom in the 1980s and Hanna was the place...

 

LSR Museum planning fall trek

For the 26th year, members and friends of the Little Snake River community will make a fall trek. This year the trek will be close to home, straddling the Continental Divide. It will be a time to...

 

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whiskey drink. It has a few variations and depending on how an imbiber wants to interpret history, the recipe for a proper Old Fashioned is disputed. How did this...

 

For the sake of mental health

After 50 years of serving the county, Carbon County Counseling will be undergoing a transition.  On September 1, CEO Patrick Gonzales approached the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for...

 

The mystery of the missing tombstone

"Aunt Lily (Turner) passed away in December of 2014," Hanna resident Pam Paulson said. "She was a veteran and, at the time of her death, I ordered a veteran memorial headstone." Paulson said she was...

 

Gathered up to the present

It is, perhaps, an understatement to say that the Upper North Platte River Valley has a wealth of history. From copper mines to coal mines, from manifest destiny to the lumber industry, the Valley...

 

Reflections from the files of the Grand Encampment Herald

Reprint of this story from the September 9, 1910 issue of the Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Ed Martin and Chas. Martin have discovered the...

 

Elva Evans is hooked on history

by Dick Perue (Author's note: The following originally was written as an introduction for Elva's book, "Saratoga 150 Years" however, being extremely modest, she wouldn't include it in "Saratoga 150 Ye...

 

New paint job at Med Bow

Bonnie Culver, the branch manager at Medicine Bow Library, put out a call to volunteers to help put a new coat of paint on the library this weekend. It worked. By Saturday afternoon the trim was...

 

HART talks gardens

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5 p.m. on August 12 at the Hanna Market. Recent summer meetings have been held at the community garden. The indoor meeting had almost a dozen...

 

Lost to time, not to memory

The town of Carbon was described in the Lippincott's "Gazetteer of the World", a geographical dictionary of the world published in 1893, as a post-village of Carbon County. "It is 84 miles by rail...

 

A n'ewe' day at Little Snake River Museum

For nearly as long as cattle have grazed along the plains of Wyoming, so to have sheep. While cattle has been king in the Platte Valley, for many years the sheep industry was largely influential in th...

 

Kristen E. Grainger and Mr. Randon G. Kruse

Kristen Elizabeth Grainger and Mr. Randon George Kruse were married on August 1, 2020 at the Grainger Bridal Bridge in Saratoga, Wyoming with Tommy Pollack officiating. The tented reception followed...

 

Time in a bottle

In 2009, the late Stephen Hawking threw a Time Traveler’s Party. The most curious part about this event is that Hawking sent the invitations out after the party as an experiment to determine if time travel was possible. While, at the moment, backwa...

 

World class treasures

The size of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) in Encampment and the Little Snake River Museum (LSRM) in Savery surprise visitors. Although there is a main building where visitors start in both...

 

Wooly history on display

The Little Snake River Museum in Savery, Wyoming is requesting people not to be sheepish about gathering as they hold the grand opening of a new museum display. Thanks to donations from John and Cathy MacPherson, the museum will be revealing the new...

 

Searching for 'Jap-town'

On July 24-27 there was some digging going on in Hanna and it wasn't by AML. LTA, Inc., an archeological company out of Laramie, came to the historic mining town to see what they could uncover in an...

 

Living History Days

When one walks onto the ground of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM), it is difficult not to feel like one is being transported back in time or to the movie set of an old western.  Old storefronts,...

 

Anything you can do

In 1870, 50 years before the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote in the United States, Louisa Swain cast the first historic ballot for the general election in Laramie. She was able to vote...

 

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