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Creek at Trapper

"Wyoming Trapper" by Michael Gnatek. Original watercolor available at the R. Michelson Galleries.

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Fur trappers stumbled upon this "boiling lake" less than 200 years ago.

Wyoming's Early Trappers, Fur Traders, and Mountain Men: Jim Beckwourth, Nathaniel J. Wyeth, James Bridger, Kit Carson, Jedediah S. Smith, Robert Newell (1899)

Coyote Smith with a wolf. Smith was a jack of all trades, working as postmaster, newspaper editor, photographer, trapper, musician and even city marshal. Smith began hunting coyotes with one trap, rifle and hatchet. “Coyote” Smith walked his trap line, harvesting coyotes, wolves, skunks, bobcats and muskrats as well as deer, antelope, grouse and rabbits to keep his family fed. It turned out he had quite the talent for it and hides piled in front of the cabin. From the Wyoming State Archives.

The city of Laramie is located in Albany County, Wyoming. Albany County was organized on December 16, 1868 from Laramie County in the Dakota Territory. On May 19, 1869, the territory's government was formally organized. Laramie has a population of approximately 28,000 residents. It is located west of Cheyenne, Wyoming along the Laramie River. Laramie was once the location of Fort Sanders. Laramie is named after Jacques LaRamie, a French-Canadian trapper. Mostly a

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