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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 Bighorn Canyon NRA has put together an exciting lineup for its 2013 […]

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From Our Files: January 3

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress January 11, 2013 Jesse Crosby arrived Home Wednesday from a visit in Utah, full of good cheer and enthusiastic over the splendid time he

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Big Horn Canyon’s man of many talents retires

Chris Finley has kind of been Big Horn Canyon’s renaissance man – a man with a variety of life skills that has given him expertise in everything from

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From Our Files: January 3

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress January 3, 1913 Brace Stanton, who was visiting in this city, was informed by phone early Monday morning that the Masonic Temple in Cody,

This baby picture of local author Grover Howe getting a bath in a metal tub shows the rustic conditions of the ranch he grew up on near Kane.

Author adds dose of local color to western novels

[caption id="attachment_5322" align="alignright" width="123"] Grover Howe[/caption] Grover Howe gave up his career as an attorney in the big city to return to the family farm located

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From Our Files: December 20

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress December 21, 1912 Next Wednesday is Christmas, and The Progress heartily wishes its large family the compliments of the season—a Merry Christmas and a

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From Our Files: December 13

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress December 15, 1912 Cowley needs a bank. Cowley ought to have a bank. Cowley must have a bank. She has now every modern improvement,

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From Our Files: December 6

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress December 7, 1912 The beautiful opera, “The Merry Milkmaids,” drew a record-breaking house Thursday night. Never before in Cowley’s history has the hall’s capacity

Cowley historian Roland Simmons displays the time capsule to be placed in the southeast corner of the Cowley Log Gym today (Thursday, Nov. 29) to commemorate the renovation project being conducted with the 77-year-old building.

Log gym time capsule never found, new capsule to be buried

The laying of the cornerstone of the new Cowley Community Hall, now commonly known as the Cowley Log Gym, on Feb. 25, 1935, was reported with great fanfare

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From Our Files

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress November 30, 1912 Colonel W. F. Cody, universally known as “Buffalo Bill,” arrived in Cody following his final season with the wild west show