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From Our Files: Johnny honored by Sports Illustrated

100 Years Ago, December 4, 1914, The Cowley Weekly Progress Our government never faced so tremendous a problem as that now lying dormant at the doors of congress and the legislatures, and which, when aroused will shake this nation from center to […]

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Take the elevator for credit at the Cowley Merc  100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress, Jan. 30, 1914 Ad (The Cowley Merc. Co.): During the present

Christy Fleming
Notes from Bighorn Canyon

Walking a mile, or three, in their footsteps

  [caption id="attachment_7418" align="alignright" width="228"] Christy Fleming
Notes from Bighorn Canyon[/caption] Before Christmas I made my monthly trip to Fort Smith to check on things

David Peck

A year of progress

  [caption id="attachment_1634" align="alignright" width="179"] David Peck[/caption] This is the issue where we sum up the year gone by with our annual year in review

Stephen Gervay’s body was discovered by Ranger Earl Snelling, E.J. Dorn, Ed Messick and Munroe Hoffman.
photo courtesy of Michael Gervay

“I came off the mountain as I was alone” –Elizabeth Gervay

The Gervay tragedy The circumstances surrounding the death of Stephen Gervay and Elizabeth Gervay’s harrowing survival on Little Mountain were recounted in several local newspapers in March and

Lydia Parks

Lydia Parks: 98 years of Lovell area history and a life well lived

When Lydia Parks tells a story, her eyes twinkle. A spry, active lady, her mind is a treasure trove of Lovell area history, and during an hour spent


From Our Files 1/31/2013

From our files 30 below reporting 1913 100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress February 1, 1913 Last night the mercury was forced down to about 30 below zero, making this the coldest

Joseph Hyrum NeVille (right) stands with a family relative Jimmy Smith, in front of the outdoor flour mill he built and operated in Byron.

Serious leg surgery in 1902 blacksmith shop accident

My great grandfather Joseph H. NeVille was a man of many talents, including a sense of humor with which he handled the challenges of being on the pioneering

Bill Matthews

Matthews to kick off speaker series at Bighorn Canyon NRA

This is the time of year when residents of the area are all looking for a reason to get out of the house. To help, the staff at