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Come to the “Old West” for the 2017 Laramie Jubilee Days. Our Grand Marshall will be Mr. Robert Fuller from the western TV show Laramie. He will talk about his memories of the show and sign autographs at the nightly rodeo and at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, July 14-15. Make plans to have a dinner with Robert at the Hilton Inn on the evening of July 15th.

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Description:   In 2017 Robert Fuller made a guest appearance for the first time in Laramie, Wyoming. Watch the video to see his reaction.   Laramie was an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959-63. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman; Robert Fuller as Jess Harper; Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy; and Robert L. Crawford, Jr. as Andy Sherman. Actress Spring Byington was later added to the cast. Make sure to see all 16 locations on the Legends of Laramie…

Description:   The Love story of General Jack Casement and his wife Francis. While tracks were laid coast to coast, a love story flourished across the miles. General Casement and his wife Francis, corresponded for 4 years as he oversaw the Union Pacific’s construction. History: As Casement’s crews pushed across the plains they were followed by a large contingent of “camp followers” who provided such indulgences as prostitution, liquor, gambling, and other services for the laborers. This ever moving assemblage of rail workers and hangers-on became known as Hell…

Description:   Gentleman get in line and hear from Laramie’s ladies of the night. In the late 1800’s, the saloons, dance halls and alleys of Laramie were packed with a cast of colorful women who entertained men for a living. Meet 5 of these women and hear about their lives. Extra: Click Here to take a Brothel Tour The "Old Laramie City Brothel" walking tour will emphasize how prostitution facilitated the economic growth and development of Laramie City. The tour will begin at the 1st Street Plaza, move east…

Description: (above) (1) Gunfighter "Big" Steve Long, (2) Con Moyer, (3) Ace Moyer, A lynching in Laramie Wyo. -1868     When Lawlessness was the only law in town!   150 years ago, justice in Laramie was served up by 3 violent lawmen: Asa Moyer, Con Waggoner and “Big” Steve Long. Ruling the town with an iron fist, “justice” often got bloody. History: Little is known about Steve Long's early life or childhood. After the American Civil War, he had settled in Laramie, Wyoming. He and his half-brothers, Ace…

Description:   St. Matthew’s Cathedral – Laramie Circa 1868: 23 Saloons. Not 1 Church. In 1896, Laramie was in need of a little reform. Constructed from local limestone, St. Matthew’s Cathedral was built to tame the unruly masses. And today, it sits as the highest Cathedral in the nation. History: St. Matthew's was established in 1868. The Rt. Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, the first bishop of the newly created Missionary District of Wyoming and Idaho chose Laramie as his See city. He then led the effort to build St. Matthew's…

Description:   Women’s Suffrage (1870) In 1869, the Wyoming territorial legislature became the first government to grant women the right to vote. Hear the notable firsts that set Wyoming apart in the suffragette movement. Honoring The World’s First Woman Voter - Early in the morning on September 6, 1870 in Laramie, Wyoming Louisa Swain became the first woman in the world to cast a ballot under laws giving women full equality with men! In the fall of 2008, 138 years later, the U.S. Congress passes a resolution proclaiming September…

Description:   The Wit and Words of American’s Funniest Postmaster. Meet Laramie’s postmaster, Justice of the Peace and founder of the Boomerang newspaper. Bill Nye, Frontier Humorist Few Wyoming newspapers have names as arresting as Laramie’s. Go to the newspaper’s home page on the web, and you will find: “Laramie Boomerang: Laramie’s Voice Since 1881.” But the page provides little else about the paper’s origins or those of its name. In fact, the newspaper and its name were established by a man who resided in the state less than…

7220 Lounge at the Holiday Inn

Phone: 307-721-9000 or 888-259-9061

Address: 204 S 30th St, Laramie, WY 82070

Website: www.timberlinehotels.com

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Description: The Original Courthouse: Law, Order and some Old-Fashioned Justice. In the 1870’s, the town of Laramie boasted more lawlessness than law. The existing Courthouse was constructed in 1933, after the original was demolished. Pan the 1872 Courthouse as it once stood. Melville C. Brown History Lawyer, Mayor In his long career, however, M.C. Brown defended anyone who needed legal assistance. In keeping with his legal philosophy, he did not limit himself to high profile cases. Be they murderers, thieves, prostitutes or cattle barons, he represented them with equal…