The Train Depot in Laramie will host a talk on the only African-American bicycle corps of the U.S. Army on Saturday, May 2.
The group was formed in Missoula, Montana in the 1890s. Wyoming elementary school teacher Mike Higgins has researched the group for years. He says the corps was the idea of an officer named James Moss, who was looking to make a name for himself. Moss latched onto the idea that bikes could be used in combat.
It's all happened to us one time or another. Mispronouncing words. Now...how about trying to correctly say a city, county, or landmark in the Equality state?
We asked listeners to help make a list of commonly mispronounced Wyoming places. Below are the results! If you have a favorite word you think should be listed, tell us in the comments below and use the hashtag #wyowords on Twitter.
Gros Ventre (Grow-vont) Gros Ventre River, Mountains, and Wilderness. Visitors to Wyoming often pronounce the name as (Gross-vent-ree).
A historian, author and educator, Shannon Smith is passionate about the humanities especially Western American, Women's, and American Indian History. She currently serves as the executive director of the Wyoming Humanities Council.