Fremont County

Carry A Nation

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On December 27, 1900, the temperance activist Carry Nation (also sometimes spelled Carrie) smashed up the bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas and was sent to prison. This was also where her iconic hatchet made its appearance. Carrie Amelia Moore was born in Kentucky in 1846. Her first marriage to Charles Gloyd, a […]

Museum Blog

What Do You Think?

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We’re always finding interesting things here in the museum and sometimes those things leave us wondering. We recently sorted through a box of tusks and the majority we were able to identify, but one object eluded us. It’s not hollow like the rest so could it actually be a tooth? But then it’d be a […]

Fremont County

Oral History

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Oral history is the preservation of history through the spoken word of people and communities. It is simultaneously the oldest way of preserving history and one of the most modern through the use of recording devices. People have always passed their heritage down with oral traditions so each subsequent generation has the knowledge of those […]

Fremont County

Digging Up History

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Today is National Miner’s Day which honors all miners; past, present, and future. Here in Fremont County we definitely have our fair share of mining history. Not only was the area a major supplier for miners heading into the mountains for gold and silver but it also became a prevalent mining area itself. Coal has […]

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"Now You Can Buy Coffee Again"

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According to the National Coffee Drinking Trends report for 2017 conducted by the National Coffee Association, 62% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis. With more than half the population as daily coffee drinkers, it’s easy to see that the drink is an important part of our culture and history. Whether it’s made at […]