Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
To show you the machine in its full glory, I've included a picture of a similar machine in the Old Town museum in Burlington, Colorado.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It's trivia time!
Even before I moved here, I knew that Wyoming was the first territory to grant women suffrage, but until I saw this plaque on the sidewalk in a small park in Laramie, I hadn't realized the the first woman to vote was a senior citizen. Congratulations to Louisa Swain for her role in history!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A little known fact is that Edison visited Wyoming in 1878 to view a total solar eclipse and to test one of his new inventions, a tasimeter. That was a new word to me, too, and my dictionary doesn't even include it. According to the article I've linked below, the tasimeter was designed to measure small changes in temperature. Unfortunately for Edison, the temperature changes were too great for his instrument to work properly, but he had an unforgettable visit to the Equality State.
You can find the whole story here:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In case you're interested in staying there, the Ferris Mansion is located in Rawlins.