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Presidential Trivia… and A Closure Reminder

Just a reminder that the Wyoming State Archives will be closed on Monday, February 16th to observe President’s Day.

President's Day card from teacher to student, Pleasant Hill School (WSA H90-39)

President’s Day card from teacher to student, Pleasant Hill School (WSA H90-39)

Did you know:

– Wyoming’s first First Lady, Isabella Campbell, was living in Washington, D.C., when President Lincoln was assassinated.

– President Grant was the first sitting president to visit Wyoming Territory. During his second term, he stopped in Cheyenne and spoke at a banquet before continuing on to the West Coast.

– In 1880, President Hays’ son held up the presidential train while he had his hair cut at the Inter Ocean Hotel in Cheyenne.

– President Chester A. Arthur spent most of the month of August 1883 traveling by wagon and horseback from Green River to Livingston, Montana, spending several days exploring Yellowstone National Park. This is the longest visit of a sitting president to the state.

– During his 1903 visit, President Theodore Roosevelt left his train at Laramie and rode on horseback to Cheyenne, stopping to change horses and visit ranches along the way. (Everyone wanted the honor of saying that he had ridden one of their horses.)

– In 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke at the University of Wyoming field house less than two months before he was assassinated in Dallas.

– President George H.W. Bush spoke on the Capitol Building grounds at the statehood centennial celebrations in 1990.

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Archives Closed Monday Jan 19

Just a reminder that the Archives will be closed on Monday, January 19 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/ Wyoming Equality Day.

Governor Geringer participates in the 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr./Wyoming Equality Day march up Capitol Avenue. He is in the center, walking just behind the US flag.  (WSA Gov Geringer gubernatorial photos)

Governor Geringer participates in the 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr./Wyoming Equality Day march up Capitol Avenue. He is in the center wearing long wool coat, walking just behind the US flag.
(WSA Gov Geringer gubernatorial photo collection)

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Archives Closed Monday

Just a reminder… the Wyoming State Archives will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.

Our staff wishes you and yours a safe and happy official end of the summer.

According to the US Department of Labor website, "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." (WSA Sub Neg 17632, Labor Day parade on Klondyke Street, Kemmerer, 1920)

According to the US Department of Labor website, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
(WSA Sub Neg 17632, Labor Day parade on Klondyke Street, Kemmerer, 1920)

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Cheyenne Day Closure Reminder

Cheyenne Day Closure poster 2014, Facebook

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July 21, 2014 · 7:00 am

Archives Closed Friday

Just a reminder… the Wyoming State Archives will be closed this Friday, July 4th.

Our staff hope that you and yours enjoy the long weekend!

(WSA Sub Neg 13417, 4th of July decorations in Newcastle, Wyoming, 1890)

(WSA Sub Neg 13417, 4th of July decorations in Newcastle, Wyoming, 1890)

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