Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 24, 2014

Have you ever seen hollyhocks this tall?  I hadn't.  They're growing outside the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center between Powell and Cody, Wyoming.  In case you're not familiar with Heart Mountain, I'll be blogging about it in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 17, 2014

What is it?  A permanent wave machine.  Yes, this is the way women used to have their hair curled.  I found this at the Homesteaders Museum in Powell, Wyoming. 

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 in Wyoming -- September 10, 2014

Here's another one of what I call the quintessential Wyoming roads -- gorgeous scenery and very little traffic.  This is highway 14 heading west into the Big Horn mountains.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- 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!