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Reverend John Young Cowhick is one of many family members laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne. Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
Reverend John Young Cowhick is one of many family members laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne. Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
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Cheyenne History: The Legendary Cowhick Family

In 1876, less than a decade after Cheyenne was founded and four years before Wyoming would officially become a state, the Cowhick family arrived in the bustling boom town...

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Photo Courtesy of Cheyennecity.org
Photo Courtesy of Cheyennecity.org
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The 10 Most Famous People Buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne [Gallery]

Lakeview Cemetery is one of the Cheyenne's best, and creepiest, historical treasures.

Now part of a larger complex operated by the city, it was Cheyenne's first cemetery, dating back to the early 1870s...

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Cheyenne Woman Receives Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever

Big O Tires in Cheyenne awarded their annual "Driven for Moms" contest winner on Friday to Maria Baltadano.

Maria is the mother of three children, 13-year-old Talia, 11-year-old Tony and 7-year-old Tea...

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
Alex Wong, Getty Images
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Medal Of Honor Recipients – Honoring Our Home Town Heroes From Cheyenne

Fortunately, we have some people from Cheyenne, who've actually received the Medal of Honor for their duty, valor and honor of their country.

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The Jack Spiker Parking Facility in downtown Cheyenne currently stands at the corner once occupied by the Whitehead Building on 16th and Eddy (now Pioneer Avenue). Doug Randall, Townsquare Media.
The Jack Spiker Parking Facility in downtown Cheyenne currently stands at the corner once occupied by the Whitehead Building on 16th and Eddy (now Pioneer Avenue). Doug Randall, Townsquare Media.
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Cheyenne’s First Permanent Structure: The Whitehead Building

When Cheyenne was established in 1867, the bustling town was essentially a collection of tents housing workers and merchants who had come to the area following the Union Pacific Railroad...

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A jealous wife finds a photograph of her cheating husband's sweetheart. General Photographic Agency, Getty Images.
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Wyoming’s Most Scandalous Affair: Harry and Maude Hynds

Decades before he became one of Wyoming's most well respected businessmen and generous philanthropists, Harry Hynds was nearly hung for killing his wife's lover...

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circa 1877: The Hall of Wheels music hall in Cheyenne, one of the most popular in the West. Three Lions, Getty Images
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Cheyenne’s First Mayor, H.M. Hook

In 1867, scouts for the Union Pacific Railroad arrived at the Crow Creek Crossing to survey the path for their westward expansion. Just over a month later, approximately 600 men had arrived and the town of Cheyenne was born...

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Wyoming’s Fiercest Political Rivalry: Frances Warren vs. Joseph Carey

Frances E. Warren and Joseph Carey are widely regarded among the most influential men in Wyoming history. Although they both played a pivotal role in the establishment and government of the Cowboy State, they were bitter rivals with a profound dislike for each other...

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An Photographic History of Cheyenne

In 1867, Union Pacific Railroad survey crews plotted the site for present day Cheyenne near the Crow Creek Crossing in the Dakota Territory.

Here's an interesting photographic retrospective of Wyoming's Capital City over the last 150 years...

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Philip Henry Sheridan
Philip Henry Sheridan. Photo courtesy of Three Lions, Getty Images
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Wyoming’s Most Famous Irishmen

Irish immigrants were among the first European settlers here in the Cowboy State. They first came as Army soldiers in the 1840s, assigned to protect wagon trains travelling on the Oregon Trail...

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