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Monday, April 25

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, children in Laramie were warned about jumping rope to excess on April 24, 1886. And on April 29, 1960, Fort Laramie was designated as a national historic site.

It was reported in the Star Valley Enterprise on April 25, 1919, that local schools reopened after having been closed for nearly three weeks in response to the influenza epidemic. School was to continue through mid-June, at least, and to regain lost time, the school day was possibly going to be lengthened or even held on Saturday.

On April 27, 1933, the Lusk Freelance wrote that Nellie Tayloe Ross had been appointed as the new director of the U.S. Mint, which made her the first female director of the institution. Ross was also Wyoming's former governor and the first female governor in the country.

On April 29, 1924, the Sheridan Post-Enterprise wrote about the new window display at a local hardware store. The "novel display" was a new Maytag electric washing machine with an inverted mirror above it showing the action of the machine while it was in motion.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship 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 in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.

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