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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, April 11

Here are some stories from this week in history from around the state.

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, it was reported in 1917 that "Patriotic Mass Meetings [were] held all over Wyoming." And 24 people enlisted to fight in WWI after a meeting in Sheridan.

The society also writes the copper-plated dinosaur outside of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum was dedicated on April 11, 1964. The t-rex was designed by Dr. Sam Knight.

The Laramie Republican wrote in 1902 that it cost $25 for a one-way rail ticket to California, Oregon, and parts of Washington. That's the equivalent of about $825 today.

The Casper Press reported on April 12, 1914, that the recent Cheyenne appropriation ordinance allowed $500 for the purchase of trees and the conversion of Frontier park into a permanent park.

And finally, the Guernsey Gazette reported on April 14, 1909, that plans were being made to construct "the great Guernsey dam" for $1 million. The construction was to generate "practically unlimited power" for the settlers in the vicinity.

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.