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Today Marks The 35th Anniversary of The Richard Jahnke Murder

One of the most infamous events in Wyoming history happened 35 years ago today. November, 16, 1982, 16-year-old Richard Jahnke Jr. and his sister Deborah killed their abusive father at their home near Cheyenne.

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Wyoming’s Only Monument To a Confederate Soldier

Before he arrived in Wyoming, John C. Hunton served in Virginia's 7th Infantry and helped lead Pickett's Charge in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Meyers Collection, Wyoming State Archives
Meyers Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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A Look Back Wyoming’s Last Total Solar Eclipse in 1918 [PHOTOS]

The last time a solar eclipse passed over Wyoming, our state had six million sheep and 190,000 people.

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Happy 71st Birthday To The Wyoming Air National Guard

71 years ago today, on August 11, 1946, the Wyoming Air National Guard was officially created.

Over the years, the 153rd Airlift Wing has flown in the Korean War, Vietnam, the invasion of Panama, the Gulf War and the War on Terror...

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Today Marks The 32nd Anniversary Of The Worst Flood In Wyoming History

August 1, 1985, was one of the darkest days in Wyoming history. 32 years ago, a tragic flash flood in Cheyenne claimed 12 lives and caused over $60 million in property damage...

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Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has Wyoming Roots

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch calls Colorado home, but his mother is a Wyoming native.

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This marker commemorates the historic meeting of Wyoming's first Territorial Legislature, which granted women the right to vote in 1869. Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
This marker commemorates the historic meeting of Wyoming's first Territorial Legislature, which granted women the right to vote in 1869. Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
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An International Women’s Day Tribute to Wyoming’s Most Legendary Ladies

Wyoming earned its nickname as the "Equality State" before it even became a state.

In 1869, 21 years before it was officially granted statehood, Wyoming was the first territory in America to give women the right to vote...

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Republican Candidates Speak At Sunshine Summit In Orlando
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All The President’s Men…From Wyoming

In honor of Presidents Day, here’s a list of six Wyoming natives or residents who have been appointed to serve as Cabinet members.

Stan Hathaway – The first Wyomingite ever appointed to serve on the President’s cabinet, Hathaway had been elected to two terms as Wyoming’s Governor before being named Secretary of the Interior by President Gerald Ford in 1975...

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Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media
Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media
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Happy 100th Anniversary to the Wyoming State Flag

100 years ago today, on January 31, 1917, Governer Robert D. Carey signed a bill into law adopting the official Wyoming State Flag.

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104 Years Ago Today: Brawl Breaks Out On the Floor of the Wyoming State Legislature

Jan. 20, 1913, state legislators squared off in the funniest fight fight in Wyoming history

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