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From our files: City water tank cleaned after 22 years

100 Years Ago: The Cowley Weekly Progress, July 18, 1913 The Pioneer Day celebration was by far the biggest affair ever attempted here. It was an unqualified success in every detail. It is estimated that over 2,000 people were in […]

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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

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

Gambling and slots removed at special town council meeting

  100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress, November 16, 1912 Yesterday evening the Wyoming Electric Light Improvement Co., turned on the current and

Centennial -1952-Chronicle-Staff

From our files: Free cigars for a good healthy smoke given away in 1962

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress November 1, 1912 Prof. Martin desires to announce that the B.H.A. basketball team is now organized and ready to meet any team between New

Crow Tribe Cultural Director Burton Pretty On Top gives a blessing in four directions during an opening pipe ceremony that was part of the Two Eagles Interpretive Trail dedication Saturday morning.

Cultures unite at Two Eagles Trail dedication

Capping a nearly 10-year process of archaeological and ethnographic study, interpretation, learning, collaboration and, ultimately, preservation, understanding and cultural unity, officials of the National Park Service and the

Centennial-1958-Chronicle-Staff

From our files: UW students find housing in their homemade trailer

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress September 28, 1912 Partial Wyoming Electric Light Improvement Company Ad: How about your light bill? You, who are burning oil lamps, do you

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From our files: Big Horn Academy begins fourth year with 80 students

100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress, September 21, 1912 The B.H.A. began its fourth year of school here with a registration of about eighty students, with a large number yet

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Handsome reward offered for return of fountain pen

From our files:

100 Years Ago

The Cowley Weekly Progress, September 14, 1912 Secretary & Treasurer Wheeler of the Wyoming Electric Light Improvement Co. spent part of the week