Archives On The Air 137: Chey-amphlets: Social Growth In Cheyenne—Mark A. Chapman Collection

Apr 2, 2019

Cheyenne still looks very much like it did in a pamphlet from 1910.

Cheyenne officially became a city in 1867. It had a reputation as an agricultural and railroad community. 

To help build the social-scape of the city, the Cheyenne Industrial Club published a pamphlet called "The Cheyenne of To-Day" in 1910. 

The pamphlet promoted theaters, clubs, churches, schools, and banks of the city. It quoted author Owen Wister who said Cheyenne's air was healthy and "as strong as wine."

The pamphlet described homes built for "well-to-do citizens" and highlighted the wide boulevards lined with trees.

Visit the Mark A. Chapman digital collection through UW's American Heritage Center and see for yourself if Cheyenne has changed since 1910.