Restoring history

World War I monument returned to former glory


February 24, 2021

Mike Armstrong

A tarp around the Soldiers Monument in Hanna had residents wondering what was going on inside.

"I have been the director for the Hanna Basin Museum for almost two years now and I have been working diligently to getting someone out here to restore this monument," Sunshine Solaas said. "The board has also been working diligently for even more years before me to come out to Hanna, Wyoming to look at it, much less place a bid."

The structure Solaas is talking about is the called the "Soldiers' Monument" that was built and dedicated in 1920.

The Rawlins Republican mentioned it in the paper right after the dedication.

"The Fourth of July was celebrated in great style in Hanna, beginning Su...

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