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The Mystery of Edna Wilson

The Mystery of Edna Wilson By Amy Phillips Just two years after Meeteetse officially became a town, a young girl by the name of Edna Wilson went missing. Edna Wilson was one of five children born to Andrew and Margaret Wilson. Her family had come to Wyoming in 1881 from Colorado, settling on Meeteetse Creek. […]

Molesworth and Belden: A Collaboration in Design

Molesworth and Belden: A Collaboration in Design By David Cunningham, Executive Director Thomas Molesworth and Charles Belden are two men whose artistry captured the true essence of the American West. Molesworth, a furniture designer, and Belden, a western photographer, collaborated to create unique pieces of furniture, which served both a utilitarian and aesthetic function. Commissioned […]

Bison of the Bighorn Basin Project: An Update

Bison of the Bighorn Basin Project: An Update By Amy Phillips Bison are iconic figures here in the West. Not only are bison the national mammal of the United States, they also have a rich history. To uncover some of that history, the Meeteetse Museums embarked on the “Bison of the Bighorn Basin” project in […]

Meeteetse’s Civil War Veterans

Meeteetse’s Civil War Veterans By Amy Phillips The 1860 election set the stage for a conflict that would last four years and cost more than 600,000 lives. Abraham Lincoln ran for presidential office against John Breckenridge, John Bell, and Stephen A Douglas. In the months leading up to the election, Emanuel Faust heard the Lincoln- […]

Remembering An Aviatrix: Meeteetse’s Amelia Earhart Memorial

Remembering an Aviatrix: Meeteetse’s Amelia Earhart Memorial By Alex Deselms You likely know that aviatrix Amelia Earhart visited the Double Dee Guest Ranch and was having a cabin built for her at Kirwin before her disappearance in 1937. You also likely know (or can guess) that there are a lot of memorials to her. But […]

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