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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, June 20

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, on June 20, 1925, the first electric typewriter in the state was used in a Cheyenne newspaper office. On June 22, 1947, snowfall nearly canceled the Gillette to Douglas horse race. On June 23, 1923, in Glendo, a man was caught siphoning whiskey from a barrel hidden in a horse carcass. And finally, on June 25, 1933, the Fort Bridger State Historic Site was dedicated.

The Northern Wyoming Herald on June 21, 1922, reported that the second-largest wool clip in the world, which came from Warren Livestock company, and half of the largest wool clip in the world, which came from Swan Land and Cattle Company, were sold in Cheyenne the previous week. The price hadn't been announced but was said to be well above a quarter of a million dollars.

The Cheyenne State Leader reported on June 23, 1915, that 140 horses had just been purchased by the French government from different Wyoming owners. The representative said they would be in Wyoming for some time still, as they had orders to purchase 20,000 horses for the army. To date, they'd purchased about 1,500.

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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