Caring for Family Treasures - Episode 20
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by wyomingmy307
3w ago
This episode I came to realize that the older I get, the more my house starts to feel like my own family history museum. That thought reminded me of a packrat, which is the Wyoming Wildlife featured in this episode. I turned to Sara Davis of the Wyoming State Archives for help on the “family treasures”. She gives us some great insights into the care and preservation of our own family heirlooms - things like this notebook, belonging to my great grandfather Alonzo Peterson. He was a miner for the Owl Creek Mining Company in Gebo WY, and before that in Cambria WY. Gebo is pretty close to Powell ..read more
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How to Read a Cemetery - Episode 19
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by wyomingmy307
1M ago
Have you ever wandered through a cemetery? Wondered about the life lived in that little dash between two dates? I visited a lot of local cemeteries for this episode, and today’s featured Wyoming wildlife kept me company. On this episode I was privileged to interview someone who shares my fascination with cemeteries, Jennifer Romanosky, of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum. Through her expertise, we decipher the symbolism engraved on headstones, and how they offer a unique peek into a person’s life. The dot on the map in this episode is Basin WY, an unassuming little town that was the stage for ..read more
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Coal in Wyoming
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by wyomingmy307
4M ago
Too often, the coal industry is boiled down to an argument of good or bad, for or against. I interviewed Dr. Holly Krutka of the University of Wyoming, who gave us a much more nuanced look at this critically important Wyoming industry. I was also lucky to find some really great oral histories at the Wyoming State Archives. We get to hear from two old timers who were born in coal camps, and I even shared a personal perspective of coal mining in my own family. Our dot on the map is Donkey Town - well, that’s what it was originally called but you’ll have to listen to the podcast for the full stor ..read more
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Bar Culture in WY: Episode 17 REBOOT!
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by wyomingmy307
5M ago
Every time I go into a Wyoming bar, I’m pretty sure I’ll come out with a funny story. Did you hear the one about the coyote and badger that walked into a bar? No? I guess you’ll have to listen to the episode. Today features Julianne Couch, author of Jukeboxes and Jackalopes. We giggled a lot and got surprisingly philosophical - I promise we weren’t drinking! She guides us through a lot of Wyoming bars, mostly small town ones and we discussed what makes Wyoming bar culture unique. Hartville is the Dot on the Map - it’s Wyoming’s oldest continuously populated settler town, which features the old ..read more
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Bar Culture in Wyoming - Episode 17
Wyoming My 307
by wyomingmy307
5M ago
Every time I go into a Wyoming bar, I’m pretty sure I’ll come out with a funny story. Did you hear the one about the coyote and badger that walked into a bar? No? I guess you’ll have to listen to the episode. Today features Julianne Couch, author of Jukeboxes and Jackalopes. We giggled a lot and got surprisingly philosophical - I promise we weren’t drinking! She guides us through a lot of Wyoming bars, mostly small town ones and we discussed what makes Wyoming bar culture unique. Hartville is the Dot on the Map - it’s Wyoming’s oldest continuously populated settler town, which features the old ..read more
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Christmas In Wyoming 2023: Episode 16
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by wyomingmy307
6M ago
Happy Holidays! To quote Owen Wister in A Journey in Search of Christmas, I have left this reboot episode "until the lastest day"! I hope I caught you while you’re still in the Christmas spirit, and that 2024 brings you health, happiness and peace. In this second special Christmas episode of Wyoming My 307, the German influence of Christmas in Wyoming features strongly. From the first “decorated Christmas in Wyoming” (Wyoming Historical Society) through the early settler period, WWII, and more, Wyoming Christmas has reflected the people and historical events at that time. Check out the sh ..read more
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Architecture in the Cowboy State: Episode 14
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by wyomingmy307
1y ago
We think of architecture as grand buildings found in big cities, but it actually covers all the built environment, and includes everything from finely crafted houses, to prisons, or one room log cabins. On this episode I interview Eileen Starr who wrote THE book: Architecture in the Cowboy State. The dot on the map is a Wyoming architectural gem; a town of less than 500 folks featuring stunning Spanish style buildings and homes. The Wyoming wildlife segment features our own natural architect, a rarely seen, tiny rodent.   See the shownotes for links and more details ..read more
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Christmas in Wyoming - 2022 Episode 13
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by wyomingmy307
1y ago
Happy Holidays!  I’ve been collecting stories and anecdotes about Christmas in Wyoming - these stories highlight the uniqueness of celebrating the holidays during our harsh winters. From Portugee Phillips’ Christmas Eve ride to secure reinforcements for Fort Fetterman, to ordinary citizens and their determination to celebrate despite winter’s hardships, Christmas in Wyoming is not for the faint of heart!   See the shownotes for links and more details!     ..read more
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Cryptocurrency In Wyoming: Episode 11
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by wyomingmy307
1y ago
Starting in 2018, Wyoming’s legislature passed a host of laws favorable to the blockchain industry, becoming the lead state in the field. This effort was shepherded by Wall Street veteran, Wyoming native and UW graduate Caitlin Long, who I interviewed on this episode. Prepare to learn about blockchain, beefchain, crypto-currency, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and how all of this relates to Wyoming. Plus you’ll learn about a cryptic snake native to our state, and our Dot on the Map which has about 5000 citizens, none of which actually live there.  See the shownotes for all the lin ..read more
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Hikes By Highways: On Your Way to Yellowstone - Episode 10
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by wyomingmy307
1y ago
When it comes to outdoor recreation, Wyoming has an embarrassment of riches! Whether you’re a resident or visitor, it’s impossible to get to all of it. In this episode I explored Hikes by Highways with Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Pathfinder Bruce Scigliano. We explored two routes to Yellowstone, and hikes right off the highways that would take us there. Bruce brings us hikes along the route from the Black Hills to Yellowstone. I brought us up from Colorado to Yellowstone. We picked hikes that were as close as possible to the highway so you can stop and stretch your legs along that classic road ..read more
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