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Learn about the railroad


Learn about the history of the railroad in Wyoming at an upcoming presentation at Rock Springs Library.

Historian Greg Nickerson will present his program “Wyoming, the Railroad State” tonight at 6 at the Rock Springs Library, 400 C Street. This Wyoming Humanities Council event is free and open to the public.

The railroad is responsible for the Wyoming residents know today. The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, the geography of settlement, the economy and even the politics of Wyoming. When the Chicago Burlington and Quincy built across the northern part of the state in the 1890s, a similar transformation took place.

Nickerson is a historian, writer and filmmaker from Big Horn. He writes for and for, and has produced history documentaries in Wyoming and Philadelphia. He has a master’s degree in history from the University of Wyoming.

“Wyoming, the Railroad State” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its Humanities Forum.

The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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