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The Great Cheyenne Chicken Heist of 1887

Edwin Booth was one of the most famous and beloved actors in American history, even after his younger brother John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865...

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Happy 109th Birthday to Cheyenne’s Atlas Theatre

109 years ago today, the historic Atlas Theatre celebrated its grand opening in Downtown Cheyenne.

Constructed in 1887, the Atlas Building originally housed a ground floor candy shop and upstairs office space...

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On This Day In Cheyenne History – Two Hanged By Vigilantes

It was not a good day for two men accused of different crimes in Cheyenne. It was on this day in 1868, that two men were hanged by local vigilantes.

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Flashback Friday: Remembering The Mayflower Cafe in Cheyenne

This week, I had dinner at the new Bejo Asian Restaurant on 112 West 17th Street in downtown Cheyenne.

In between bites of walnut shrimp, I couldn't help what wonder what that building must have been like during its heyday as the legendary Mayflower Cafe...

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How Often Does It Snow on Christmas Day in Cheyenne?

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you might get your wish this year.

Believe it or not, snowfall on Christmas day is relatively rare here in Cheyenne...

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Courtesy of Wyoming State Archives
Courtesy of Wyoming State Archives
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100 Years Ago: Fire Destroys Cheyenne’s Legendary Inter-Ocean Hotel

This week marks the 100th anniversary of an infamous Cheyenne tragedy. Dec. 17, 1916, The Inter-Ocean Hotel burned the ground, killing a family of six...

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Gary Freeman, TSM
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What You Didn’t Know About The Old Becker Hotel In Cheyenne

There was a time in Cheyenne's history, when the Becker Hotel was one of the hottest additions to the Capitol City. The building even featured a restaurant downstairs.

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Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media
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This Day In Wyoming History: The Railroad Connects Between Cheyenne And Denver

The Denver Pacific Railroad had it's heyday back in the early 19th Century. However, on this day, the connection between Denver and Cheyenne was established.

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The 444 Monkeys Oyster Bar Restaurant was one of Cheyenne's earliest businesses. Wyoming State Archives.
The 444 Monkeys Oyster Bar Restaurant was one of Cheyenne's earliest businesses. Wyoming State Archives.
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November 28, 1867: Cheyenne’s First Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 28, 1867, just 15 days after the Union Pacific Railroad had reached Cheyenne, one of the town's original shopkeepers, H.H. Ellis, helped prepare the first Thanksgiving feast in the new city...

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This Day In Cheyenne History: The First Methodist Sermon Is Preached

You may be one of those who either grew up in church or you regularly attend church now. History was made in Cheyenne back in 1867, when the first sermon was preached here.

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