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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Monday, March 21

Here are some stories from history from around the state.

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, the first insurance company in the state was organized this week on March 23, 1911.

The Douglas Budget writes that in 1890, members of the Albany County Council said the county's light air caused insanity.

The Pinedale Roundup reported on March 23, 1911, that the Student's Society received their order of a bell and a postcard projector, which they had been waiting for for some time. The bell was hung the day it arrived and was used to call students to school.

The Buffalo News reported on March 25, 1926, that the Cloud Peak Timber Company was going to start cutting timber west of Buffalo along the south fork of Clear Creek. The project was set to bring $40,000 to the town. The logs would be floated down Clear Creek in the summer and then shipped on the Wyoming Railway.

The Casper Herald ran a story on March 26, 1920, that a group of men bought an expensive barrel of whisky only to find out they had been sold a barrel of water instead. They had sampled the whiskey prior to purchasing it, but it turned out there was only a small tube of the liquor in the barrel, which their sample came from. The paper did say that though the purchase of whiskey was illegal due to prohibition, if the men could prove their case, the offenders could be sent to federal prison.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast since. She was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors of journalism and business. She continues to spread her love of science, wildlife, and the outdoors with her stories. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.