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Fort Bridger to host Third Annual Victorian Christmas Program


Contact: Linley Mayer, 307-782-3842


Fort Bridger to Host Third Annual Victorian Christmas Program

What do oranges have to do with Christmas stockings and gifts? How did the Civil War change how we celebrate Christmas?  Learn the answer to these questions and more at Fort Bridger State Historic Site’s third annual Victorian Christmas program on Sunday, December 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.

This joint event sponsored by the Fort Bridger Historical Association is not only an opportunity to learn about the history of Christmas, but also to donate to a worthy cause in the holiday season.

“Our mission is to improve communities and enrich lives,” said Fort Bridger Superintendent Linley Mayer.  “This event is a great opportunity to give back to the community while having fun and making memories at a unique historical holiday event.”

Admission to the event is $5 with kids 12 and under free, but anyone who brings a donation item, such as canned goods, for the Bridger Valley Food Pantry will be admitted free of charge.  The pantry is especially looking for baking goods, fill-the-freezer products, and Christmas meal items.

Everything about the event is as historically accurate to the Victorian era as possible.  The Night Before Christmas will be read about every half hour, the History of Stockings will be presented at 2:45 p.m., and a presentation on the History of Christmas Gifts will be given at 3:30 p.m.

Attendees can have their pictures taken with Santa Claus, decorate a gingerbread man, sing along with carolers, and make historical ornaments and stockings.

Visit Fort Bridger’s Facebook page and look for the Victorian Christmas flyer to learn more about this event.


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Wyoming State Parks selling 10 Bison from State herd


Contact: Kevin Skates, Hot Springs State Park, 307-864-2176


Written bids for 10 animals from the state bison herd will be accepted at the Hot Springs State Park office in Thermopolis until 5 p.m., January 7 for the purchase of the following bison: four 2019 heifer calves, four 2019 bull calves, and two 2018 yearling bulls.

All animals have all been properly vaccinated. Minimum bids are as follows: $1,400 for 2019 calves and $1,800 for yearling bulls..

Bids will be accepted for any or all of these bison. Each animal offered will be sold to the highest bidder, subject to the minimum bid specified in the sales list provided by the State. Buyers may begin picking up their animals on January 10. The seller will not provide delivery services.

For bison information, please call Jody Lange at 307-921-2610 or Kevin Skates at 307-921-2057. The Hot Springs State Park headquarters number is 307-864-2176.

 All settlements will be made with the Superintendent of Hot Springs State Park within seven days of successful bid notification.




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Wyoming Territorial Prison hosts Holiday Lights, Music and Trail Walk


Contact:  Deborah Cease

Office:    307-745-3733

Cell:        307-760-4914

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Holiday Lights, Music and Trail Walk

Come celebrate the holiday season with a free synchronized light and music show at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. 

Experience the “Magic of Lights”, 20 displays and a dazzling show of more than 10,000 lights, synchronized to favorite holiday songs making it one of the largest light shows in the area.  Running from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. nightly, November 29 through December 31, it can be viewed for free from the comfort of your own car in the Territorial Prison’s spacious parking lot. Listeners tune in to 99.5 FM.



 On December 14, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. the public can go for a stroll among the glittering lights and displays during WTP’s Holiday Trail Walk.  Take photos, drink hot apple cider, and shop in our gift shop.  Admission fees apply for this evening event which supports the light show.  $7/adult, $3.50/12-17, Free 11 and under.

“Wyoming State Parks’ mission is to Impact Communities and Enrich Lives.” Site Supervisor Deborah Cease said. “With this gift from us to the community we want to give joy, help make memories for families, and become a holiday tradition for years to come.” 

This community event has become a favorite for all ages and is possible thanks to the following sponsors, WTP friends’ group Wyoming Territorial Park Historic Association, and Fremont Electric.

For more information call 307-745-3733.  Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie.  www.wyomingterritorialprison.com



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