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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...

 

Preserving local history

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on museums in Carbon County. There are seven museums in Carbon County. Some have been around for decades and others are still fairly new. It takes time,...

 

Fair to move forward

“One of the new events we have this year are the mini-buckers and mini-bulls on Friday night,” Julie Webb, Carbon County Fair administrator said. “It will start at 7 p.m.” The Carbon County Fa...

 

Lauren Grainger & Jason Peters

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grainger are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lee, to Jason Michael Peters, son of Mrs. Janet Ebeling and Mr. James Peters of Minneapolis, MN and...

 

Gardens growing

The Hanna Agricultural Resources Team (HART) had their July monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on July 6 at the Community Garden. This is the second summer meeting for the group. The attendees looked over the...

 

Give blood, get pie

While pie in the sky ideas are, by definition, impossible to attain it will be much easier for Saratoga residents to get pie in July. As long as they give one of the most precious gifts a person can give. The Knights of Columbus recently announced...

 

Good numbers in Hanna

The Hanna Parks and Recreation board met at 4:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Hanna Recreation Center. All board members were present except Jon Ostling. There is currently an open seat on the board, but eno...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 8, 2020

Going for the bronze

Like so many other events throughout the summer that have fallen victim to statewide restrictions due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the 5th Annual Festival of the Arts was unable to take place...

 

Dishwashers hit Saratoga

"All these people that are in the front to see the Kitchen Dwellers are called 'Dishwashers'," said Anna Schaffer, Casper Star- Tribune copy editor and fan of the band featured at Saratoga Days....

 

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