Cheyenne History

A Wyoming Tribute to Actor Powers Boothe
Television and movie fans were shocked to hear about the passing of actor Powers Boothe this weekend. Booth was well-known for several iconic roles, including one fictional character with a "real-life" Wyoming connection.
For three seasons, from 2004 through 2006, Boothe p…
Wyoming History: The Year Coffee Was Banned in Casper and Cheyenne
Imagine a world without coffee. That's the world Wyoming woke up to on April 7, 1943, when the sale of coffee was officially banned in Casper and Cheyenne.
Another casualty of World War II was a nationwide coffee shortage. Several months earlier, the United States Office of Price Administration&…
134 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First Electric Lights
Today marks an interesting anniversary in Wyoming history. 134 years ago, on January 5, 1883, Cheyenne became the first town in the west to install electric lights.
Wyoming's facination with electricity began five years earlier when Thomas Edison and a group of scientists conducted an experiment…
Travel Back in Time on the Wyoming ‘Treagle Train’
This weekend, thousands of Wyoming football fans will follow the 'Cowboy Caravan' on Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to the Mountain West Conference Championship in Laramie.
Unfortunately, most of them will never experience a proud Pokes tradition called the "Treagle Train"...
The Legendary Story of Barney Ford
Barney Launcelot Ford was born into slavery in the 1820s. From his humble roots on a Viriginia farm, the illegitmate son of a white plantation owner and black woman eventually became one of the wealthiest men in the west and a prominent pioneer for civil rights...

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