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2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, Wy 82002
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Founding of Cheyenne Subject of Wyoming State Museum Lecture

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Contact: Nathan Doerr

The founding of Cheyenne is the focus of the next Wyoming State Museum lecture series offering October 12, at 7 p.m. “Settling the Sterile and Desolate Plains: The Founding of Cheyenne and Then Some” is the title of the presentation by historian Rick Ewig.

Cheyenne was established during the summer of 1867. Quickly, the temporary tents gave way to more permanent structures, housing businesses, churches, and homes, as well as Fort D.A. Russell and Camp Carlin.

The citizens of the new city welcomed the all-important Union Pacific Railroad on November 13, 1867. Wyoming's first territorial governor, John A. Campbell, designated Cheyenne as the new territory's capital and the city's future was secured.

The Wyoming State Museum’s Thursday Night Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month, September - May, at 7 p.m.

The Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.

For more information, contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education, at 777-7021.