Sweetwater County

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Sweetwater County’s history is as rich and diverse as its mineral wealth and pop…
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Rock Springs, Wyo. traces its origins to a coal mine established there in 1868 t…
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As soon as Europeans came to the coasts of North America, they began trading for…
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On September 2, 1885, long-simmering tensions between white and Chinese coal min…
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Democrat Kathy Karpan traces her love of politics to her youth in working-class …
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The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, geography …
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In May 1950, Louise Spinner Graf served as foreman of a jury in Green River, Wyo…
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In the 1820s and 1830s, what’s now western Wyoming was at the center of the fur …
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In 1909, Elinore Pruitt answered Burntfork, Wyo. rancher Clyde Stewart’s Denver …
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The voluble, gregarious Teno Roncalio of Rock Springs, Wyo., a Democrat, became …
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In 1869, explorer John Wesley Powell named the red-walled canyon on the Green Ri…
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Green River, Wyo., on its namesake river and on the Union Pacific Railroad, bega…
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Shoshone Cavern National Monument near Cody was established in 1909 but delisted…
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Mountain men established a ferry across the Green River in 1843. Mormons bought …
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A stagecoach station established in 1856 at the confluence of the Ham’s and Blac…
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The Finley Site, located near Eden in Sweetwater County, Wyo., was used by early…
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The White Mountain Petroglyphs in the Red Desert north of Rock Springs, Wyo., fe…
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Point of Rocks Stage Station, 25 miles east of present Rock Springs, Wyo., was b…
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