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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, September 5

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, on September 4, 1903, the Cheyenne Daily Leader reported that the state penitentiary was filled almost to capacity. On September 5, 1894, the first Jewish wedding in Wyoming was held in Cheyenne. On September 6, 1870, Louisa Swain became the first woman to vote in the Wyoming Territory. On September 7, 1941, a Rawlins man announced that it took wool from 26 sheep to outfit one soldier. On September 9, 1886, contractors broke ground for Capitol construction in Cheyenne. On September 10, 1880, the first business in Big Horn Basin opened at Corbett Crossing. Also on September 10, but nine years later in 1889, the Lincoln Land Company, which was a subsidiary of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, offered town lots for sale in brand-new Newcastle, Wyoming, at high prices. And again on September 10, but in 1897, the first bicycle made in the state was assembled in Cheyenne.

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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