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History of Laramie, Wyoming, USA

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Laramie, Wyoming, USA

"Laramie, the capital of Albany co., Wyoming, is situated near the W. base of the Laramie Range of mountains, on the Great Laramie Plain, and on the Union Pacific Railroad, 57 miles W.N.W. of Cheyenne, and 573 miles from Omaha. It is 7123 feet above the level of the sea, and is surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery. It contains a court-house, a penitentiary, a Catholic hospital, 5 churches, 3 national banks, a public library, several hotels, 2 high schools, a rolling-mill, a round-house, and machine shops of the railroad company. Two daily newspapers are published here. Pop, in 1890, 6388."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

n the late 1810’s, a French trapper named Jacques LaRamie disappeared in the mountains of Wyoming and was never heard from again. His name was then given to several things in the area, including a mountain range and a river. Eventually, the town that was founded in the 1860’s as a tent city was named after him as well... www.laramie.com/ channel/ History-of-Laramie/ 1827



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  • 1866 - Laramie City established
    In 1866, planners of the transcontinental railroad chose a route through southern Wyoming. For a while, the route closely followed the Overland...Read MORE...


  • 1870 - First All Woman Jury - The first all woman jury was sworn in March 7, 1870 in Laramie.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html

  • In 1886, Territorial Governor F. E. Warren provided for the establishment of the University of Wyoming; it was to be in Laramie.

    www.laramiemuseum.org/ historyofthecity.html

  • 1895 - Laramie
    Laramie, the capital of Albany co., Wyoming, is situated near the W. base of the Laramie Range of mountains, on the Great Laramie Plain, and on the...Read MORE...


  • Laramie, Wyoming, USA
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.
  • 1916
    Laramie, a city, the capital of Albany co., Wyo., is situated near the W. base of the Laramie Range of mountains, on the Great Laramie Plain and on...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 - MAIL PILOT KILLED. BODY OF FLYER IS FOUND IN WRECKAGE OF PLANE.
    Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 8. - The body of JOHN P. WOODWARD, an air mail pilot was found in the wreckage of his plane at the siding 40 miles west of...Read MORE...


  • Laramie, Wyoming, USA
    Old Main... University of Wyoming... Laramie, Wyoming
  • Laramie, Wyoming, USA
    Second Street and Business District
  • News 1948 - BLAZE AT LARAMIE RAZES ENTIRE BLOCK.
    Laramie, Wyo., April 14. (AP) - A fast spreading fire crackled through an entire business block early today in the downtown section of Laramie, site...Read MORE...


  • 1983 - April 23 - A mini-blizzard produced sixteen inches of snow at Laramie, WY, including a foot of snow in just eight hours during the night.

    The Weather Channel



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  • 1866 - Laramie City established
    In 1866, planners of the transcontinental railroad chose a route through southern Wyoming. For a while, the route closely followed the Overland... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - First All Woman Jury - The first all woman jury was sworn in March 7, 1870 in Laramie.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html
  • In 1886, Territorial Governor F. E. Warren provided for the establishment of the University of Wyoming; it was to be in Laramie.

    www.laramiemuseum.org/ historyofthecity.html
  • 1895 - Laramie
    Laramie, the capital of Albany co., Wyoming, is situated near the W. base of the Laramie Range of mountains, on the Great Laramie Plain, and on the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Laramie, a city, the capital of Albany co., Wyo., is situated near the W. base of the Laramie Range of mountains, on the Great Laramie Plain and on... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - MAIL PILOT KILLED. BODY OF FLYER IS FOUND IN WRECKAGE OF PLANE.
    Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 8. - The body of JOHN P. WOODWARD, an air mail pilot was found in the wreckage of his plane at the siding 40 miles west of... Read MORE...

  • News  1948 - BLAZE AT LARAMIE RAZES ENTIRE BLOCK.
    Laramie, Wyo., April 14. (AP) - A fast spreading fire crackled through an entire business block early today in the downtown section of Laramie, site... Read MORE...

  • 1983 - April 23 - A mini-blizzard produced sixteen inches of snow at Laramie, WY, including a foot of snow in just eight hours during the night.

    The Weather Channel

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