Articles written by Jessica Petri

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  • Carnegie capitalism

    Jessica Petri, University of Wyoming student|Aug 19, 2021

    (Editor’s note: Jessica recently won an essay contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The Star agreed to publish the winning essays) In the early 1900’s the City of Green River’s dynamic was much different. The entire population was far less than 2,000, and the railroad had quite recently made its debut in town. Green River did not yet have the expansive education system we have today, but rather hosted one small schoolhouse that did not produce a single high school graduate during its first 20 years. Public resources were...

  • The Black 14 and Wyoming's cultural change

    Jessica Petri, Guest Columnist|Jul 22, 2020

    (Editor's Note: This is the winning essay from a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The writing prompt was: A local historical event that inspires me. Part of the grand prize is having the essay republished in the Green River Star. Jessica will be a senior at Green River High School this year.) On Friday, Oct. 17, 1969, University of Wyoming star football players Jerome Berry, Tony Gibson, John Griffin, Lionel Grimes, Mel Hamilton, Ron Hill, Willie Hysaw, Jim Issac, Earl...

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