Gillette, Wyoming in the Media

An inventory of media that references Gillette and its citizens

Mr. Satterly

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There are any number of reasons others will find it interesting. It could be finding a relative's name in the index, your book or article is listed here, or even historical research. If you found this list in a search and you don't know why, check the main index at the end or use your browser to search within the document.

What Is Included

All the works listed here mention or feature Gillette, a place in Gillette, or someone living in Gillette. I verify every entry before putting it here. Gillette sometimes is more than the exact city limits. That is because Gillette is the county seat and was the only city in the county for many decades. If it has a Gillette address that is good enough for me.

References

Dates and times are in ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DD and hh:mm:ss).

For scanned media the page numbers are from the original content, not the container. Ideally it would be from the digital container, but since those containers are generated that number could change at any time while the original page number will not. Page numbers on compilations are a problem as well. I go by whatever the printed page says.

Data for inflation numbers comes from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics calculator https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl. Pre-1913 inflation data comes from https://westegg.com/inflation/.

Quotes

Quotes are as close as I can reasonably get them, though some formatting was lost. I corrected the spelling and grammar on several quotes to allow searching and to stop my spell checker and grammar checker from complaining. It was that or force everyone to search for Gillett, Gilette, and Gillete, Wyoming. I also expanded abbreviations which in some books was excessive because of limited printing space. There is no such limitation here.

Compilers, editors, and writers tried to save space by abbreviating as much as possible. A shorter book cost less to print. I have no such limitations so for readability I have begun to expand all abbreviations.

In some books the audience was expected to know certain cities in their state. Unlike them I don't make any assumptions and add the state to each city.

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Academic Conferences

Natural Science Conferences

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

The Distribution of the Genus Cyclops in the Vicinity of Haverford, Pennsylvania

The proceedings are over 100 years old so any scientific information should be considered historical. The paper has a variety of details on the cyclops genus which is a small freshwater copepod.

Some species of copepods are so large you can see the adult crustaceans with the naked eye as specks in water. Copepods are a good source of food for both wild and domesticated fish. They appear in nearly every body of water and have also been spotted in the drinking water of New York, New York and other cities. I wonder how many glasses of water equals a calorie for them.

Ectocyclops phaleratus (Cyclops phaleratus) is characterized by a one-segmented fifth leg and caudal rami that are only twice as long as they are wide. This species has 11-segmented antennules. Ectocyclops phaleratus (Cyclops phaleratus) is characterized by a one-segmented fifth leg and caudal rami that are only twice as long as they are wide. This species has 11-segmented antennules. [Ectocyclops_phaleratus]

C. [Cyclops] phaleratus is a pelagie species. In aquaria it may often be found a little above the water line, where it sometimes crawls even beyond the upper margin of the meniscus line. Its swimming motion is a rapidly darting one. The easiest way of distinguishing it from all other members of the genus is by its superficial resemblance to the genus Canthocamptus. The short, eleven-jointed antennae, and form of the rudimentary fifth feet, are certain microscopic points of identification.

This species seems to be very widely distributed in America, though nowhere is it particularly abundant. Forbes reports it from several localities in Illinois and Wisconsin and from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Marsh has found it in several of the Michigan lakes and Cragin reports it from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as Cyclops perarmatus. Miss Byrnes has studies the species on Long Island, where she found it in "shallow, fresh-water ponds." I have noted it rather more abundantly in the spring collections, but never in great numbers from the vicinity of Haverford, Pennsylvania, and from a small spring-water pond near Gillette, Wyoming, as well as in collections from Lake Winnepesaukee and the vicinity of Cambridge, Massachusetts. [Distribution_Cyclops-1914]

An egg sack of a copepod An egg sack of a copepod [Copepod_Egg_Sack]

Sociology Conferences

Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Men on the Move: Occupational Communities in Western Boom Towns

Men on the Move discusses types of workers, how they live, and why they move including a previous study of the workers who moved to Gillette and built the Wyodak power plant. [Men_Move-1976]

Part of the Wyodak area today seen from Wyoming Highway 51. Part of the Wyodak area today seen from Wyoming Highway 51.

Rocky Mountain American Association of the Advancement of Science Meeting

Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming

ElDean Kohrs's well known paper that popularizes the term Gillette Syndrome with his observations and experience about psychological damage boomtowns cause and dismal predictions for the future of Gillette. [Social_Consequences-1974]

Academic Journals

History Journals

Annals of Wyoming

The Annals of Wyoming is published by the Wyoming State Historical Society and was previously called Quarterly Bulletin, Annals of Wyoming, Wyoming Annals, and Wyoming History Journal.

Among the Books

In "[Locating] The Iron Trail" Mr. Edward Gillette of Sheridan has released much authentic hitherto unpublished history of northern Wyoming. Mr. Gillette writes only of what he personally knows and gives us a book without a dull page in it. [Among_Books-1926]

Pioneering in Crook County

The next winter [1883] my brother, who was then twenty-two took my sister and me every morning thru the very deep snow to this little Sundance School. [...] Attending this school this particular winter were Fred Townsend, later and for years a cashier in a bank in Gillette. [...] [Pioneering_in_Crook-1926]

A Timely Arrival

Gillette residents remember a showdown involving outlaw George "Flat Nose" Curry in Gillette and the murder of a young cowboy by officers in the 1890s. [Timely_Arrival-1943]

George Curry was a member of the Wild Bunch gang and is seen here sometime in the 1890s. George Curry was a member of the Wild Bunch gang and is seen here sometime in the 1890s. [George_Curry]

Wyoming in World War II

When Wyoming in World War II was published it was at the time a complete list of military and civilians who were killed, injured, or captured from Wyoming in World War II up to 1943. The list has grown since then especially since the war continued on for two more years after this was printed.

Wounded

Hoel, Gene D., Private, USMC, Gillette
Tyrelle, Elwood Lee, Private, USMC, Gillette

Neither Gene D. Hoel or Elwood Lee Tyrelle are buried in Campbell County.

Missing

Davis, Howard Earl, Yeoman, second class, United States Navy, Gillette

Howard Earl Davis's marker at Mount Pisgah Cemetery says "In memory of our beloved son & brother Howard E. Davis. Yeoman 2nd Class. February 6, 1919 - March 1, 1942. Killed in action Java. Lost at sea." Howard Earl Davis's marker at Mount Pisgah Cemetery says "In memory of our beloved son & brother Howard E. Davis. Yeoman 2nd Class. February 6, 1919 - March 1, 1942. Killed in action Java. Lost at sea."

Prisoners of War

Gillette--Birdsall, Robert Bobby, Technical Sgt., prisoner [Wyoming_in_WW2-1943]

Robert Bobby Birdsall around 1938-1945 which is around the time he was captured as prisoner of war. Robert Bobby Birdsall around 1938-1945 which is around the time he was captured as prisoner of war. [Robert_Birdsall]

Plaque on the Campbell County War Memorial at Lasting Legacy Park Plaque on the Campbell County War Memorial at Lasting Legacy Park

Quarterly Bulletin

The Quarterly Bulletin is now the Annals of Wyoming.

A Tragic Death in the Early Days of Wyoming

A short account of how bear hunter Hank Mason who homesteaded near Gillette was brutally killed by a bear. [Tragic_Death-1925]

Religious Journals

The Churchman

The Churchman was renamed to simply Churchman and according to it's website the journal is for the Church of England and global Anglicanism.

Diocesan News: Wyoming and Idaho

Churches are contemplated at Weiser, Shoshone, Bonner's Ferry and Mountain Home, Idaho, and Gillette, Wyoming. [Diocesan_News-1892]

Personals

The Rev. A. G. Mullen left Gillette, Wyoming, early in August, and has gone to California. [Churchman_Personals-1920]

Sociology Journals

Annual Review of Sociology

Economic Development and Community Social Change

This paper on rural industrialization and boomtown problems uses Gillette in one example. [Economic_Development-1984]

Minerals and the Environment

Resource Development, Rural Communities and Rapid Growth: Managing Social Change in the Modern Boomtown

A paper about the social problems of rapid boomtown growth and how to manage it cites Stress and Mental Health in a Boom Town.

During the Gilette, Wyoming, boom of the 1970's, stress was reported by the residents to be related to changes in living conditions, work, financial status, deficits in community services, and the demands of adjusting to life in a new community. [Resource_Development-1981]

See The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited? which disputes some of Kohrs' claims.

Wyoming Issues

The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited?

The paper disputes parts of Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming which popularized the term Gillette Syndrome. It includes criticism of Kohrs' methods, poor data, and lack of journal publication. [Gillette_Syndrome-1979]

Artwork

Cartoons

Who's Who In Gillette!

Who's Who In Gillette! Who's Who In Gillette! [Who_Gillette]

Roy Montgomery is the man carrying the woman off. He was the owner of the Pea Green brothel in Gillette and later convicted of White slavery.

Paintings

Energy Capital Sunrise

Painting of Wyodak Power Plant by Pat Love. Love donated it to the Gillette College Foundation for their Dinner Theatre auction. Painting of Wyodak Power Plant by Pat Love. Love donated it to the Gillette College Foundation for their Dinner Theatre auction. [Energy_Sunrise]

Pat Love is a good local dentist and a artist. His skills with tools that use similar skills as dentistry shows in his sculptures. It is difficult to critically judge this painting from such a small picture, though it appears he hasn't mastered painting the same way he has dentistry.

Wyodak seen from Wyoming Highway 51 Wyodak seen from Wyoming Highway 51

Jake W. Benson

Benson had some skill, but he clearly wasn't a master. His paintings aren't beautiful, but his style fit for the bars and cafes they were hung in. Benson is one of the few painters who made several works about Gillette. Today Gillette has more artists than ever, but few make the city their focus.

The Good Old Days. Gillette, Wyo

Painting of Gillette Avenue from Gillette's early days copied from a photo and Charles M. Russell's A Quiet Day in Utica.

The Good Old Days. Gillette, Wyo The Good Old Days. Gillette, Wyo [Old_Days-1946]

If you look closely some of the people that aren't in the photo are dressed as if they belonged in Benson's time instead of the photo's time. The businesses in the painting are real and it is based on a photo taken about 40 years before the painting was made.

Business on Gillette Avenue. Daly Bros General Merchandise, a saloon, Restaurant, and Groceries, Flour & Feed Store are visible. Business on Gillette Avenue. Daly Bros General Merchandise, a saloon, Restaurant, and Groceries, Flour & Feed Store are visible. [Business_Gillette]

This painting has has several perspective problems. People in the back are the same size as the man holding the horses in front while the man in front of Daily Bros is too big for the building when looking at the source photo. Near the right end of the painting the perspective grows too fast as well. The imagined awning over one building is at a different angle than the rest of the perspective. Benson's skill is greatly improved by copying a photo.

A Quiet Day in Utica by Charles M. Russell in 1907. Compare to Benson's Good Old Days. A Quiet Day in Utica by Charles M. Russell in 1907. Compare to Benson's Good Old Days. [Quiet_Day]

See Benson's other Gillette painting Shipping Time for a comparison showing he copied Russell in his other works. If you overlay Russell's A Quiet Day in Utica on Benson's Good Old Days several of the horses line up exactly, though the man on the horse from Russell's painting becomes an awkwardly made neck and head in Benson's. Several other details match as well if you look carefully.

Shipping Time. Gillette, Wyo.

Shipping Time. Gillette, Wyo Shipping Time. Gillette, Wyo [Shipping_Time-1946]

A painting of the Burlington Lake area in Gillette based on a scene from Charles M. Russell's 1908 painting Bronc to Breakfast. While not a great painting Benson would certainly be hailed as one of the best in the city if he was alive today.

Bronc to Breakfast by Charles M. Russell in 1908. Bronc to Breakfast by Charles M. Russell in 1908. [Bronc_Breakfast]

Jake W. Benson's Shipping Time 1946 on the left and Charles M. Russell's Bronc to Breakfast 1908 on the right Jake W. Benson's Shipping Time 1946 on the left and Charles M. Russell's Bronc to Breakfast 1908 on the right

Untitled (Campbell County Rockpile Museum)

Campbell County Rockpile Museum parking lot. The Rockpile is in the background. Campbell County Rockpile Museum parking lot. The Rockpile is in the background. [Butler_Rockpile-2014]

One look gives away the painting is obviously an amateur work. The painter learned his skills taking local art classes and practicing in his retirement years. I don't like being too harsh when reviewing what I consider to be amateur work, but he sells his art locally making him a professional.

Photo of the same area Photo of the same area

The rocks and most of the objects lack details while the perspective is a bit off in a few spots. I don't consider this a flattering view of the Rockpile or the museum. If you look closely at the tree behind the sign the background it was mistakenly painted after the foreground. The details are too accurate for the skill level so I thought it was a trace of a photo, but there are too many issues that say otherwise. It was most likely painted from a photo.

Booklets

Education Booklets

Balancing Life & Work: The Humanities as an Essential Part of Career Exploration

A technology course mixed Business Education and English at the Campbell County High School which had a program where students worked with local businesses. [Balancing_Life-1998] Teachers Judy Cummings and Carol Bierbaum who ran the program no longer work at the high school.

Class Report Harvard College 1876

List of the Class

Living members who took A.B. Degree in 1876 or as of 1876

Edmund Cunningham Hall, Gillette, Wyoming
Ranching
Special Agent of U.S. Census of 1880. [Class_Report-1896]

Colorado College of Dental Surgery: Thirty-Second Annual Announcement 1918-1919

List of Graduates

*In military service.

*Snoddy, William Howard. 1918. Gillette, Wyoming. [Colorado_College-1919]

History Booklets

Gillette, Wyoming Walking Tour

The walking tour pamphlet is made for a self-guided walking tour of Gillette Avenue. It has the history of each building and includes historical and recent photos.

An older newsletter said the Gillette area has UFOs and now it has ghosts as well. If you believe then you might believe this story.

Julie tells of the Center Bar ghost whose footsteps have been heard by many. She has the feeling it's a female ghost and friendly.

[....]

Before renovation, The Goings was considered the third leg of the "Bermuda Triangle", a local legend that included the Montgomery Bar and the Center Bar - "once you go in - you never come out". There are many stories of ghosts that roam the halls and basement of The Goings, either from suicides or murders. [Walking_Tour-2015]

Center Bar Center Bar

Montgomery Bar Montgomery Bar

Nonfiction Booklets

Mohawk-Hobbs Grade and Surface Guide

A travel guide with illustrations on road surfaces, distances, and services available.

115.8--109.0: Gillette, Wyoming; (edge) at gas stations population 1,000; is the county seat of Campbell County, which is as large as Connecticut. The town is sustained by trade with dry farmers and stockmen. Coal mines nearby. Sage Cafe is popular. City Camp, free (W-C-L-T) camp house with range.

Goings House (*) not modern but is best liked. Single $1-$1.25 [$14-$17.63 in September 2017]; double $1.50 [$21.16 in September 2017]; modern 25 room addition being built.

Gillette Motor Company ([]), is the Ford Agency and the largest and best for all cars. Labor $1 [$14 in September 2017]. Phone 78; 24 hour. service.

Wilhelm's Auto Service is also finely equipped for tire service. Send for road service until 10 p. m. Phone 123. [Mohawk-Hobbs-1927]

Postcard of the Sage Cafe in the Goings Hotel on Gillette Avenue. Postcard of the Sage Cafe in the Goings Hotel on Gillette Avenue. [Sage_Cafe]

Personal Computers in Business: An Introduction and Buyer's Guide

Apple Computer created this advertisement in 1982 to convince people to buy their computers.

Until Dr. Paul Kauffman of Gillette, Wyoming, bought his first personal computer, he was "paying an accountant $1,000 [$2,513.43 in September 2017] a month--and I wasn't getting nearly the amount of information that I'm getting now." [...] [Personal_Computers-1982]

I was going to ask Kauffman about this entry, but he died a few years ago. I saw his name on the columbarium at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.

The Apple III was a commercial flop, but medical observers nonetheless predicted that the desktop computer would undoubtedly create changes in medicine whose dimensions cannot now be fully measured." The Apple III was a commercial flop, but medical observers nonetheless predicted that the desktop computer would "undoubtedly create changes in medicine whose dimensions cannot now be fully measured." [Apple_III]

State Summary of War Casualties: Wyoming

Important Notice

Inclusion of names in this State group has been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment.

Casualties listed represent only those on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war. Casualties in the United States area or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide in any location are not included.

Killed in Action, Died of Wounds, or Lost Lives as Result of Operational Movements in War Zones

Davis, Howard Early, Yeoman 2c, United States Navy. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Early Davis, Box 823, Gillette.

Hoel, Gene D., Pfc., United States Marine Corps. Mother, Mrs. Irene E. Hoel, P.O. Box 465, Gillette.

Wolff, Thomas Anthony, Seaman 2c, USNR. Father, Mr. Henry Wolff, Box 635, Gillette.

Yokom, Elmore F., Sgt., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Bessie M. Yokom, P.O. Box 414, Gillette.

"Wounded in Action or During Operation War Missions

Tyrrell, Elwood Lee, Private, USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Fern Tyrell, Box 232, Gillette.

Prisoner of War Record
Died or Killed in Prisoner of War Status

Lindsey, Kenneth Clyde, Pfc., United States Marine Corps. Mother, Mrs. Laura K. Lindsey, Box 174, Gillette. [War_Casualties-1946]

Plaque on the Campbell County War Memorial at Lasting Legacy Park Plaque on the Campbell County War Memorial at Lasting Legacy Park

Elmore F. Yokom's marker at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 28, lot 26. It says he was lost at sea. Elmore F. Yokom's marker at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 28, lot 26. It says he was lost at sea.

Trees and Shrubs of Gillette & Campbell County

A list of trees and shrubs suited for the area with photos and basic information on each one. [Trees_Shrubs-2005]

Trunk of a Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) in Northwest Park Trunk of a Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) in Northwest Park

Leaves on a Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) in Northwest Park Leaves on a Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) in Northwest Park

Deciduous Trees

A flowering Dolgo Crab Apple (Malus dolgo) in CAM-PLEX Park A flowering Dolgo Crab Apple (Malus dolgo) in CAM-PLEX Park

Fruit Trees

Colorado Blue Spruce (Glauca pinaceae) in Northwest Park Colorado Blue Spruce (Glauca pinaceae) in Northwest Park

Coniferous Trees

Junipers

Shrubs

Books

Antiques and Collectibles Books

Antique Trader Answers and Questions about Antiques & Collectibles

E.D. and J.J. from Gillette wrote in asking about a steel engraving of George Washington, a windmill weight, and a pair of Virgin Mary glass bottles. All the items had photos and the author gave them some background information and their estimated value. [Antique_Trader-2004]

Cowboy and Gunfighter Collectibles

Spurs

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268) Very large, heavy Cheyenne or Northern Plains spurs show a heritage of both California and Texas but evolved with early rodeo cowboys. These feature engraved inlaid silver bars and domed conchos on both sides and 2 3/4" thirty-two-point rowels. They were made by Rex Schnitger of Gillette, Wyoming.

Index of Makers

Schnitger, Rex; Gillette, Wyoming

Maker of unmarked, but distinguishable Northern Plains-style spurs. c 1920s. Spurs, Photo 268. [Cowboy_Collectibles-1995]

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum has a display of spurs that includes a pair made by Rex Schnitger. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum has a display of spurs that includes a pair made by Rex Schnitger.

Old Cowboy Saddles & Spurs: Identifying the Craftsmen Who Made Them

B Bar B Silver & Leather
Gillette, Wyoming contemporary

Olzer
Frank Olzer began making saddles in 1910 in Gillette, Wyoming. He was the owner of Arizona Saddlery in Prescott, Arizona. 1918-36.

Stok
Ed Stok was from Moorcroft, Wyoming. He worked for Otto Ernst and the Connolly Brothers. Stok went on to Gillette and Newcastle, Wyoming, where he made saddles under his own name, prior to 1930. He last made saddles in Meeker, Colorado. where he and his wife Midge are buried.

Wilkerson Percey A. Wilkerson was born in Illinois in 1871. From 1885 to the 1930s he lived in Buffalo and Gillette, Wyoming. where he made his saddles. By 1919 he had opened a soft drink parlor and in 1920 was purchasing bootleg liquor and selling it through several speak easies he owned in Buffalo. After the 1930s he resided in Phoenix, Arizona. until his death in 1941. [Old_Cowboy-1996]

One of several saddles made by Frank Olzer on display at Campbell County Rockpile Museum One of several saddles made by Frank Olzer on display at Campbell County Rockpile Museum

Art Books

The California Art Review

Campbell, Jo (Glassworker)
4 Fawn Court, Gillette, WY 82716

Born: 1950
Awards: Art in Public Building Award Exhibitions: Nicolaysen Art Museum Invitational Show; State Capitol Show
Education: South Dakota State University; Parsons School of Design

She began working in glass after she graduated from college. Borrowing from Narcissus Quagliata and Richard Posner, the two most significant artistic influences on her work, she produced realistic figurative pieces using flat-glass techniques. She experimented with sandblasting and etching to alter glass surfaces while developing a more painterly technique and working with fused glass pieces. In her recent work, she uses open-kiln techniques to create abstract and contemporary designs in full spectrum. [California_Art-1989]

That sounds impressive at first glance. There aren't any photos of the artist's work in the book so it is time to turn to internet. One quick search later and I have an art gallery by the artist. So what have they made to get such an interesting profile in an art review book?

The stained glass work Chanteuse shows the artist had some promise, yet never reached the master level. It's a fine amateur work, but it isn't beautiful. The stained glass work titled Chanteuse shows the artist had some promise, yet never reached the master level. It's a fine amateur work, but it isn't beautiful. [Jo_Campbell-Chanteuse]

For artistic reasons the lead lines are much too thick and uneven so look at the parts of hair where the line thickness is the same and see that it wobbles. Even disregarding line thickness the curves and joints aren't smooth and several joints aren't connected evenly. Look at the microphone and see how the handle doesn't line up to the head while the head looks as if its shape was changed to fit the design.

All these problems could easily be forgiven if it wasn't so ugly. I don't even want to use the word opposite of ugly in this paragraph because a skimmer might think I said otherwise. This was the best stained glass work they had at the gallery and the most expensive at $575.

Here is what a master makes. If I saw this I would stop in awe and study the details. I would get out my camera and only hope I was a good enough photographer to capture the scene. I wouldn't even remember seeing Chanteuse or care that I forgot. Here is what a master makes. If I saw this I would stop in awe and study the details. I would get out my camera and only hope I was a good enough photographer to capture the scene. I wouldn't even remember seeing Chanteuse or care that I forgot. [Stained_Glass]

The address listed is in Antelope Valley. I don't know if the artist made any works while in Gillette or about Gillette because there was so little information about them online.

Dictionary of American Sculptors: 18th Century to Present

Clay, Gloria.
Sculptor. Born near Gillette, Wyoming, 1930. Basically self-taught in art. Portrays subjects of the ranch life she leads. Represented by Troy's Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; Western Images Gallery, Cortez, Colorado. Address since 1959, Laramie, Wyoming.

Knapp, Tom.
Sculptor. Born in Gillette, Wyoming, September 28, 1925. Studied at California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California; Art Center School of Design, Los Angeles, California. Initially worked as animation artist, Mountain Bell Telephone, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Turned to sculpture full-time in 1969. Work in Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Cody, Wyoming; Indianapolis Museum of Art; and commissions. Awarded best of show (bronze), Sacramento Indian Art Show, 1974; first place (Indian art), Great Western Exhibition Center, Los Angeles, California, 1974; first place (bronze), San Diego Indian Art Show, 1974. Specialty is subjects of the modern Western scene. Works in bronze, which he casts himself. Reviewed in New Mexico Magazine; Art West. Represented by Fowler's Gallery. Address since 1971, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, where he owns Buckhorn Bronze Foundry. [Dictionary_Sculptors-1984]

As for where Gloria Clay was born generally when someone writes "near Gillette" it means outside the city limits with a Gillette address. If it has a Gillette address that is good enough for me. I don't know if she is still living, but I know Tom Knapp died in 2016.

Knapp's sculptures are just mediocre. None of the ones I saw were about Gillette and they aren't terrible enough to warrant a review.

Biography Books

10-4 and I'm Gone

Autobiography of Frederic Harrop with colorful stories from his life as a trucker.

One night in Gillette in Wyoming, I was in the scale office, and a trucker with a flatbed pulled in; and he had nothing on the back except his tarps rolled and tied. The guy in the scale office said to him, 'You're not overweight, driver. What have you got on?' Now I looked out the window, and I could see he had nothing on the back. But the scale guy didn't look out at all, and the trucker said, 'I've got a load of Harley Davidson radiators.' The scale guy said, 'Yeah, they don't weigh much [...] [10-4-2014]

The joke is his truck was empty because Harley-Davidson motorcycles were air cooled until they introduced liquid-cooled models in 2014.

A Black Hills Boy

In Potter Bowman's autobiography he wrote he worked in Gillette before Campbell County was created on February 21, 1911. Based on what he said before it was somewhere between 1906-1911. I don't know how entries this small might help anyone, but sometimes people, places, and events show up again in other materials.

[...] One Spring I worked for the Burlington Railroad at Gillette, Wyoming. It was part of Crook County at the time. [...] [Black_Hills-1960]

Christa McAuliffe: Pioneer Space Teacher

Christa McAuliffe was a teacher who was killed while onboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded in 1986 and the book is her biography.

Many students have responded to the loss of Challenger and its crew by donating money to build a new space shuttle. [...] A nine- and ten-year-old sister and brother in Gillette, Wyoming, are raising money for a new shuttle. [Christa_McAuliffe-1986]

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right solid rocket booster caused an explosion soon after launch. On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right solid rocket booster caused an explosion soon after launch. [Challenger_Explosion]

All of the space shuttles were retired in 2011 and the program was ended. As for their fundraising effort no one probably told them it cost around $2 billion to build each shuttle and let them continue because they thought it was cute and makes for a nice fluff story.

Angel On My Shoulder: An Autobiography by Natalie Cole Written With Digby Diehl

I was a little older in 1963, when instead of going to camp, I went to Gillette, Wyoming, with another girlfriend of mine, Judi Basolo, whose father owned a cattle ranch. His name was Bud Basolo and he and his wife, Georgia, were good friends of my mom and dad. Bud was a rancher who came up with the idea of breeding bison with beef cattle to produce a heartier meat-producing animal dubbed the beefalo. The government gave him 66,000 acres of grazing land to experiment with the beefalo. I remember flying into Casper, Wyoming, and then driving to their ranch in Gillette.

Bud Basolo did own a ranch south of Gillette, but he didn't come up with the idea of beefalo also known as cattalo. Beefalo were first bred on purpose a hundred years earlier in the mid-1800s. The Flocchini family bought the ranch from Basolo in 1965 and raise buffalo on it today. What is now the Durham Buffalo Ranch is right next to Wright, Wyoming yet it has a Gillette address. Tours of the ranch are available starting at the visitor center.

This beefalo (Bos taurus x Bison bison) is what you get when you cross breed buffalo and cows. This beefalo (Bos taurus x Bison bison) is what you get when you cross breed buffalo and cows. [Beefalo]

On the Basolo ranch, there were plenty of horses, and I was still horse-crazy. I was out riding so long every day in the hot sun that my hair turned red. I not only rode; I loved to hang around the corrals and talk to the horses. Every evening, just as the sun was setting, I would go out to see them. They were pretty frush--not all of them had been broken in for riding yet and they were still a little frisky. I would sit on the top of that corral fence at sunset, and one day I began to sing to them. I remember being amazed that they calmed down, came over, and paid attention while I sang. There was a particular horse with a beautiful white star on his forehead that I wanted to befriend. For the first couple of nights, he was the only horse that wouldn't come over to hear me sing. Finally, I won him over. After that, I was convinced I had this singing rapport with horses.

I was still singing, but those horses and my family were the only audience I ever thought I'd have. [...]

Natalie Cole went on to became a singer in the 1970s until her death in 2015. She was 13 years old when she stayed at the ranch. Cole is shown here at a concert in 2007. Natalie Cole went on to became a singer in the 1970s until her death in 2015. She was 13 years old when she stayed at the ranch. Cole is shown here at a concert in 2007. [Natalie_Cole]

Cow Chips 'N' Cactus

Florence Blake Smith of Chicago, Illinois recalls her life homesteading in Wyoming and her stay in Gillette around 1911. [Cow_Chips-1962]

Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne

A single line says the actor John Wayne came to Gillette, but it isn't true. All the other works that talk about the production and filming of Hellfighters disproves that. I reported this error to the publisher, but they never responded to me.

In 1968 he [John Wayne] left for Gillette, Wyoming to film Hellfighters for Universal [Pictures]. [Duke_Life-1998]

The Farmer Boy Who Became a Bishop; The Autobiography of The Right Reverend Anson Roger Graves

Anson Roger Graves age 60 around 1904 Anson Roger Graves age 60 around 1904

Some four or five years ago [1906-1907] I sent a missionary to the little village of Gillette, Wyoming, to spy out the land. He reported that there was not only no Church people there, but none who cared for Christian services of any kind. Cowboys and saloonkeepers ran the town. Last spring [1910] I received a letter from a clergyman in Illinois, saying that a Church lady from Gillette was visiting there who named several Church people in Gillette who desired the services of the Church. I immediately wrote to Gillette asking for particulars and received an encouraging reply. Although the place was six hundred miles [965 kilometers] from my home and my appointments were out for that part of my field, I arranged to stop off five or six hours between trains. On arriving there a month later I was met at the station by the leading physician and taken at once to his home. His wife, an earnest Church woman, told me that there were some baptisms and several anxious to be confirmed. She took me at once to call on the parties. Two hours after my arrival I lectured on baptism and administered that sacrament to two adults and three children. In the evening forty-five came to the service in the Baptist church. I preached and confirmed five persons, giving them particular instructions. I then arranged to stop over between trains on my return a week later. At that time I baptized one adult and one child and administered communion to six persons, instructing them the best I could in the brief time allowed. They arranged to meet every Sunday afternoon for a lay-readers' service and singing of hymns. Since then the nearest missionary at Sheridan, one hundred miles [160 kilometers] away, has visited Gillette, instructing them more fully and giving them communion. The Ladies' Guild, which I organized at first, has already a good fund started toward building a chapel. The secretary of the guild reports to me every few weeks. The enthusiasm of a new mission like that comes like a fresh breeze across the life of a missionary bishop. [Farmer_Boy-1911]

From the Belle Fourche to Antelope

A history of Campbell County and Gillette organized by family name. Includes many photos and poems. [Belle_Fourche-1991]

The Homestead Doctor

Hoadley family history, homesteading life, and some history of Gillette from 1905 to the 1960s. [Homestead_Doctor-1996]

Last o'Mountain Man Top o' Rockies

A collection of articles, letters, photos, and other biographical pieces about Timber Jack Joe (Joseph Earnest Lynde) including one news report about his parents who homesteaded around Gillette. [Mountain_Man-1981]

The Life & Sacred Times of Timber Jack Joe: Wyoming's Last 'O Mountain Man

Biography of Timber Jack Joe (Joseph Earnest Lynde) including his time spent growing up in Gillette. [Sacred_Times-2000]

Life on a Wyoming Homestead...and Beyond

Ghost written biography of Josephine M. Winters Tharp documenting her life including time spent homesteading near Gillette. [Life_Homestead-2002]

My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened"

The few days following, alloted to our visit, were signalized by dinner-parties given by Mrs. Edward Gillette, Mrs. Stevenson, and Mrs. Foster in their delightful homes. [...] My husband found in Mr. Gillette, himself, after whom the promising town of Gillette is named, and whose profession as Civil Engineer had been so valuable in the construction and management of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, a brother Alumnus of Yale University, as he seems always to meet, either at home or abroad. [My_Army-1910]

People to Know: Steven Spielberg Hollywood Filmmaker

As other noted cinematographers and a large crew of technicians were added, a search was started for the several widely different locations needed for filming [Close Encounters of the Third Kind]. These turned out to be Devil's Tower [Devils Tower] in Gillette, Wyoming; Mobile, Alabama; the Mojave Desert in California; and Bombay, India. [People_Spielberg-1996]

Devils Tower is not in Gillette, it isn't even in the same county. Devils Tower is over 60 miles away by car and there are several other cities that are much closer to it. Devils Tower is not in Gillette, it isn't even in the same county. Devils Tower is over 60 miles away by car and there are several other cities that are much closer to it. [Devils_Tower]

Quite A Life: John C. Ostlund

John C. Ostlund's autobiography covering the many years he spent in Gillette with many photos of the early days of the city. [Quite_Life-2000]

John Chapman Ostlund at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block Q, lot 25 John Chapman Ostlund at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block Q, lot 25

Searching for Jake W. Benson

Benson's granddaughter wrote this biography of western painter Jake Benson. The author catalogued every Benson painting made include Shipping Time and Good Old Days. There are several photos of Gillette and Benson's murals some of which are no longer exist.

Shipping Time. Gillette, Wyo. Several other Benson paintings have a similar scene of a cowboy riding a bucking horse through a campfire. Shipping Time. Gillette, Wyo. Several other Benson paintings have a similar scene of a cowboy riding a bucking horse through a campfire. [Shipping_Time-1946]

The Good Old Days. Gillette, Wyo The Good Old Days. Gillette, Wyo [Old_Days-1946]

My curiosity was stirred when I noticed the book jacket on "Charles M. Russell" "The Life and Legend of America's Cowboy Artist by John Taliaferro". The cover showed a painting of a horse bucking through a campfire in its soft tones of brown, orange, and gold, typical to several of Russell's pieces. This scene was similar to Jakes' work, and as I drifted through Mr. Taliaferro's book, I again found another picture that shared a similar theme as one of Grandpas. My first thought was "oh no, did Grandpa copy his work?" As I read through the story about Charles Russell, I could see that there was absolutely no way Jake copied. They are completely two different souls, or cowboys; and although Charles predated Jake, I predicated that they both had original ideas of the same images they remembered and portrayed.

They had completely different life styles from birth and into adulthood. They had different educational backgrounds, yet they shared the same love of the West. [...] [Searching_Benson]

Obviously the author is fascinated and protective of her grandfather to the point of saying they had different souls. Luckily I don't need to look into an artist's soul to see if they copied someone else's work.

Charles Russell's works predated Benson's by several decades. Benson traveled around and likely copies of Russell's works were shown in magazines, books, and other materials. Russell worked in Montana and Benson in the neighboring Wyoming. They both were western artists and painted similar scenes in the same genre of art. Benson probably saw Russell's work, but that alone isn't proof he copied it. For that we need some of Russell's paintings for comparison.

Bronc to Breakfast by Charles M. Russell in 1908. Bronc to Breakfast by Charles M. Russell in 1908. [Bronc_Breakfast]

Compare Russell's Bronc to Breakfast to Benson's Shipping Time. Look at the cook's arm stretched straight out, the rider's jacket flaring up, and the frying pan midair. Two of the pots are the same shape, in the same position, and spilled the same way. Even the position of the horse and riders legs are the same. Notice the man on the far left in Shipping Time is similar to the man in the red scarf in Bronc to Breakfast. It's obvious Benson copied Russell's work. Both artists painted this same scene several times with similar details.

A Quiet Day in Utica by Charles M. Russell in 1907. Compare to Benson's Good Old Days. A Quiet Day in Utica by Charles M. Russell in 1907. Compare to Benson's Good Old Days. [Quiet_Day]

Again we see similarities in A Quiet Day in Utica by Russell and the Good Old Days by Benson. If you overlay the two paintings some of the people and buildings line up almost exactly in several spots, but is it inspired by Russell? Most of the Good Old Days by Benson is copied directly from this photo.

Business on Gillette Avenue. Daly Bros General Merchandise, a saloon, Restaurant, and Groceries, Flour & Feed Store are visible. Business on Gillette Avenue. Daly Bros General Merchandise, a saloon, Restaurant, and Groceries, Flour & Feed Store are visible. [Business_Gillette]

Instead look at the elements not from the photo. In an overlay a few horses line up exactly, but the rider in the center becomes the head and neck of the horse in Good Old Days. The man driving horses in the back is the same as well in both. I suspected Benson copied those extra elements from a second photo. Instead it was copied from another painting. Don't take my word that Benson copied Russell see it for yourself.

J. W. Benson's Shipping Time 1946 on the left and Charles M. Russell's Bronc to Breakfast 1908 on the right J. W. Benson's Shipping Time 1946 on the left and Charles M. Russell's Bronc to Breakfast 1908 on the right

It would be impossible for all art to be original. Artists routinely take ideas from others and repeat scenes from their own work as Benson did. It would have been an interesting footnote in the book. Benson wasn't a great artist to begin with and this type of copying fits with his skill level. We can still recognize him as a working artist who met local demand.

Video Games & Machine Guns: A Wyoming Marine in Afghanistan

(Verified, but don't have a copy.) [Wyoming_Marine-2002]

Yesterday's Wyoming: The Intimate Memoirs of Fenimore Chatterton - Territorial Citizen, Governor and Statesman

Fenimore Chatterton passed through Gillette by wagon around 1898 with DeForest Richards the 5th Governor of Wyoming while campaigning. Chatterton became 6th Governor of Wyoming from 1903-1905 when Richards died in office. While these kinds of entries aren't useful by themselves they do save time when a book pulls up in a search and you wonder how or why it is Gillette related.

The next town to visit was Sundance in Crook County about fifteen miles [24.14 kilometers]from the South Dakota western boundary line. This was a distance of 145 miles [233.35 kilometers] east of a desert terrain, fording Woman's Creek, Powder River and Bell Fourche River and via the hamlets of Gillette and Moorcroft and the Devil's Tower. [...] [Yesterday_Wyoming-1957]

Children's Books

C is For Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet

        U is for Underground seams of coal
beneath the surface, just like a mole.
        Our coal is the cleanest burning kind.
In our state it's not hard to find.

Wyoming leads the nation on coal production, averaging about 3 million tons per week. Centered in Campbell County, the Wyodak bed is the largest unbroken concentration of coal in the United States. An estimated 15 billion tons of usable coal is found there. The clean-burning, low-sulfur coal of Gillette, Wyoming is in high demand. [C_Cowboy-2003]

That is quite a leap from simple rhymes to encyclopedic knowledge. To nitpick it should say cleaner burning than other regions not clean.

Comedy Books

You're A Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice

When I first read the book I had no idea what to make of it. Eventually I went to the introduction where they explained what was going on.

We're [The Believer magazine] thinking about publishing a book of advice. It would involve getting a bunch of our favorite comedians and writers and actors (and whoever else is available) to answer questions on a variety of topics, particularly those in which they have very little knowledge or experience. Does this seem like a good idea?

A Mario M. wrote into The Believer asking this silly question.

Dear Daniel:

I've been walking around in hundred-degree-plus [55.5 celsius] heat and I can't find my car. It's a dark green '97 Camry, and the parking lot outside Ross is frickin' huge. Plus theres strawberry ice cream in the trunk.

Mario M.
Gillette, WY

Dear Mario:

Huh.

Love,
Daniel Handler [You_Are_Horrible-2010]

For context Ross Dress for Less is a discount store, but there isn't one in Gillette.

Daniel Handler also goes by the pen name Lemony Snicket Daniel Handler also goes by the pen name Lemony Snicket [Daniel_Handler-2006]

And for those of you curious what a dark green 1997 Toyota Camry looks like And for those of you curious what a dark green 1997 Toyota Camry looks like [Toyota_Camry_1997-1999]

Cookbooks

Buffalo Cookery: A Collection of Choice Recipes Carefully Selected and Arranged for Western Housewives

Meat Recipe
Mrs. Stone, Gillette, Wyoming.

Vermicelli
Round Steak
1 onion
Salt
Red pepper
Tomatoes
Cheese

Put one cup of vermicelli to soak in warm water. Let simmer while you fry a twenty-cent piece of round steak. Then grind steak. Add liquor from frying-pan, one ground onion, vermicelli, salt, red pepper and one cup tomatoes. Cover top with grated cheese and bake twenty-five or thirty minutes.

Meatless Mince Meat
Mrs. N. M. Fitch, Gillette, Wyoming.

1 pound raisins
1 pound currants
1 pound beef suet
1/2 pound candied orange peel
1/2 pound citron
1/2 pound sugar
2 pound apples
1 teaspoon mixed spices
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup brandy or cider
2 lemons
1 cup nut meats

Chop all ingredients and place together in a large bowl or jar. Add sugar, salt, spices and lemon juice and grated rinds, Mix very thoroughly and add brandy or cider. Cover closely.

Potato Cake
Mrs. Mary Wakeman, Gillette, Wyoming

4 eggs 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 1 cup sweet milk 1 cup mashed potatoes 1 teaspoon cloves 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups flour 1 cup chopped nuts 1 cup raisins 1 square chocolate 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Bread Dough Cake
Mrs. Elwood Anderson, Gillette, Wyoming

1 cup bread sponge
1 cup sugar
1-3 cup lard or butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup raisins

One teaspoon soda dissolved in half cup warm water. Mix the above all together. Let rise. Bake three-quarters of an hour. Nuts may be added.

Angel Food
Mrs. W. M. Underwood, Gillette, Wyoming

1 cup sifted flour
1 level teaspoon cream tartar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Whites 11 eggs
1 teaspoon flavoring

Shift flour and cream of tartar five times. Add sugar, having silted it five times. Then sift flour, cream of tartar and sugar together three times. Beat whites of eggs thoroughly with pinch of salt. Add flour and sugar slowly, fold in, but do not stir. Add flavoring. Bake in moderate oven forty-five minutes. Do not grease.

Sugar Cookies
Mrs. Alice Alcott, Gillette, Wyoming

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or lard
1 teaspoon soda
2 eggs
2 cups sour milk

Mix sugar and butter and add eggs. Put soda in milk and add a little salt Flour to make a soft dough.

Browned Steamed Pudding
Mrs. McComickey, Gillette, Wyoming [hard to read, possibly McComiskey]

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
[missing]
[missing] milk
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves

[missing] hour. Set in oven fifteen minutes.

Green Tomato Pickles
Mrs. O. W. Hall, Gillette, Wyoming

[missing] green tomatoes
[missing] brown sugar
[missing] vinegar
1 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves

[missing] fine; add brown sugar, and boil down three [missing] vinegar, mace, cinnamon and cloves, and boil about [missing] Let cool and put into jars or other vessels. Try [missing] will try it again. [Buffalo_Cookery-1916]

The W M Underwood Family. Back row - Left to right: Lloyd R, Newell, Hazel, Roy. Front row - Left to right: Ethel, Mrs. Martha Underwood, Mr. William M Underwood, William H. Seated: Irma. The W M Underwood Family. Back row - Left to right: Lloyd R, Newell, Hazel, Roy. Front row - Left to right: Ethel, Mrs. Martha Underwood, Mr. William M Underwood, William H. Seated: Irma. [Underwood_Family]

Cooking With Love

(Verified, but don't have a copy.) [Cooking_Love-1988]

The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old Fashioned Recipe Book

Soynuts. Lou Reed, Gillette, Wyoming, advises soaking your soyboeans in water overnight. Drain on a paper towel or cloth until dry. Then put beans in a fine wire strainer that looks like a big tea strainer, and cook in a deep bacon grease until light brown. Add salt and onion salt (to deaden the "soy" taste). [Encyclopedia_Recipe-2003]

Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: 600 Healthy Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

Beverages

Green Grape Ginger Tea

Evelyn Page
Gillette, Wyoming

Makes 8 cups

Prep. Time: 5-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 3-quart

4 cups boiling water
15 single green tea bags
4 cups white grape juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

Viennese Coffee

Evelyn Page
Gillette, Wyoming

Makes 4 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 1 1/2- or 2-quart

3 cups strong brewed coffee
3 tablespoon low-fat chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
1/4 cup creme de cacao, or Irish cream liqueur
fat-free whipped topping, thawed, optional
chocolate curls optional [Fix-It_Forget-It-2011]

It still surprises me people use their slow cookers for making drinks. I like how the book includes nutritional content. Most cookbooks don't bother with it. Now if only they could use metric measurements.

The Gillette Cook Book: 96 Choice Recipes By Gillette Ladies With Notes on the Town, Country and Citizens

The book includes recipes by Gillette women, poems and advice by White Eagle (Shields Wright), and advertisements for Gillette businesses. [Gillette_Cookbook_96] Many of the names are misspelled and some were hard to read because of the low print quality.

The Gillette Cook Book: Containing Over Five Hundred Recipes, Some Original, Many New, All Tested

The Gillette Cook Book is one of many cookbooks by local churches. It was paid for by advertising from businesses in and around Gillette. [Gillette_Cookbook_150-1937]

Practical and Dainty Recipes: Luncheons and Dinner Giving in Woodward, Oklahoma.

Bread, Biscuits and Rolls.

Yeast Bread.--At noon put one-half yeast cake to soak in one pint warm water; when soft add, while warm, one pint of water in which peeled potatoes have been boiled; also add about three medium sized potatoes thoroughly mashed; Stir in enough flour to make a stiff batter; cover and set in a warm place; at night add another quart of water, stir in more flour to make a stiff batter. Early in the morning add four tablespoonfuls granulated sugar, two tablespoonfuls salt, and flour to mold stiff; let it rise to double its bulk; mold, let rise again, to double its bulk, then make out in five or six medium sized loaves, let rise until double in bulk, then bake in a moderate oven, hot enough to brown nicely in one hour.--Mrs. A. E. Blake, Gillette, Wyoming

Meats

Cold Meat Gravy.--Chop bits of any kind of cold meat fine; put a little butter into a sauce pan, and brown the chopped meat; add milk enough to make desired quantity of gravy, and thicken. Season with salt and pepper.--Mrs. W. D. Townsend, Gillette, Wyoming

English Pastry.--Make a rich biscuit dough and line a baking dish. Slice potatoes, carrots and onions to fill the dish; have them cooked until tender. Put in dish and cover with thin slices of bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with water. Put on top crust and bake in a moderate oven until crust is done.--Mrs. A. E. Blake, Gillette, Wyoming

Salad Dressing.

Sour Cream Salad Dressing. Place a tablespoonful of sugar, a teaspoonful of salt, a teaspoonful of celery salt one-eight of a teaspoonful of cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix; then add a tablespoonful of lemon juice and three tablespoonfuls of vinegar, and when thoroughly blended stir in gradually, beating, rapidly a cup of sour cream and set on ice until needed.--Mrs. W. D. Townsend, Gillette, Wyoming

Vegetables.

Creamed Cauliflower--Break apart one large head of cauliflower, let stand one hour in strong salt water until tender. Place in a vegetable dish and cover with the following sauce. Dissolve one tablespoonful flour in one-half pint of milk, (add a little milk at a time and stir to a smooth paste.) Add butter the size of an egg, a pinch, each, of salt and pepper, and cook until thick.--Mrs. W. D. Townsend, Gillette, Wyoming

A Good Way to Use Cold Mashed Potatoes--Two cups mashed potatoes, one-half cup milk, butter size of a walnut, two eggs, well beaten and two tablespoonfuls flour. Beat the mixture until light, put in a baking dish, and bake a golden brown. --Mrs. W. D. Townsend, Gillette, Wyoming

Baked Tomatoes.--Take one dozen ripe tomatoes, cut out the stem end; with a teaspoon take out the meat, being careful not to break the tomato. Chop one cup of cabbage and one medium sized onion fine; add one-half cup bread crumbs to the tomato, mix all together. Season with butter, salt and pepper. Set the tomatoes in a pan, the size, to hold without falling apart; fill with the mixture, bake one hour in a moderate oven. Garnish with parsley or mayonnaise dressing.--Mrs. A. E. Blake, Gillette, Wyoming

Pastry

Sliced Sweet Potato Pie.--Use cold boiled sweet potatoes, sliced one-fourth inch thick; put two layers in lower crust; one tablespoonful butter; one third cup sugar; flavor with nutmeg. Put water enough to cover the potato. Bake with top crust in moderate oven.--Mrs. A. E. Blake, Gillette, Wyoming [Practical_Dainty-1907]

Saint Elizabeths Cook Book

(Verified, but don't have a copy.) [Saint_Elizabeths]

Soups, Stews & Breads

Cream of Broccoli-Cheese Soup
Geneva Rogers, Gillette, Wyoming

1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon margarine
5 cups chicken broth
8-oz. package medium egg noodles, uncooked
10-oz package frozen, chopped broccoli
6 cups milk
12-oz package shredded Cheddar cheese [Soups_Stews-2017]

St. Matthew's Catholic Cook Book

(Verified, but don't have a copy.) [Saint_Matthews]

Education Books

Great Places to Learn: How Asset-Building Schools Help Students Succeed

A book about creating a better environment for learning.

The Conference
Gillette, Wyoming

[...]

Daniella Anderson prepares to lead the parent-teacher conference later in the afternoon at Pronghorn Elementary School, in rural Gillette, Wyoming. [....] [Great_Places-1999]

Pronghorn Elementary School in 2017 Pronghorn Elementary School in 2017

Who's Who and Why in After-War Education

An inventory of people involved in education in the United States.

Wanerus, Theodore, editor Gillette News, Gillette, Wyoming; born, 1880-12-16; (5) United States Army 1917-1919; superintendant Campbell County High School and principle Campbell County School District Number 1, Gillette, Wyoming; (6) through newspaper tries to further cause of education, teaching thrift, etc, "without attempting to preach"; (11, 19, 24) features local school conditions, state university, better salaries, better education standards, better buildings; (31) att ur h 4 nor 5, col 4, pg 1 1/2; t ur h 1, special 7 weeks; supervision 1; superintendent 1; field, assistant registrar, University Iowa; alumni secretary, University Iowa, war, 1st Lieutenant 342 Machine Gun Battalion. [Who_Why-1921]

Fiction Books

Dark Angel

The Dark Angel books are based on the TV show and were written after it ended.

Number 1 - Before the Dawn

Chapter one is set in a fictional Gillette referencing the characters past as children at Manticore.

Manticore Headquarters
Gillette, Wyoming, 2009 [Before_Dawn-2002]

Directive 51

(Verified, but haven't read it yet.) [Directive_51-1-2011] [Directive_51-2-2010]

Ghosts of Wyoming

A surreal and fragmented collection of thoughts of people from different time periods and places around Wyoming. Includes one from the point of view of a fictional nurse at the emergency room at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital. [Ghosts_Wyoming-2010]

Kiss the Morning Star

A road trip book about two young women traveling across the United States.

The oil light came on about twenty-five miles ago, and we spent another ten or fifteen minutes driving around the tiny town of Gillette, Wyoming, searching for a mechanic. At four thirty on a Saturday afternoon, this little quick-change oil place looks to be our only option.

In the real Gillette it might be harder to get work done on a car on Saturday, but not impossible.

[...] We step outside to give them a chance to talk, and the wind nearly knocks us over. It's a major dust bowl action going on in the town of Gillette. Acres of topsoil whip through the air, swirling and eddying across the pavement.

I think the author has modern-day Gillette confused with 1930s Oklahoma. It's okay because it is fiction. If fan fiction authors can describe Gillette as a busy metropolis with 30 story buildings why can't it also be a dust bowl city?

"Our car broke down in Gillette, Wyoming, this little town way the hell out in the middle of nowhere and so crazy far away from where we are right now. ..." [Kiss_Morning-2012]

There are several other mentions of Gillette, but it never plays an important role in the story.

The Legend of Colton H Bryant

A fictional biography based on a true story.

Since it's nothing new, there is a name for the depression and lawlessness that comes to communities that have been blessed with the dubious gift of nearby mineral wealth: Gillette syndrome. The psychologist ElDean Kohrs coined the term in the 1970s and popularized it in a paper entitled "Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming," in which he describes the ills then being visited upon the coal town of Gillette, Wyoming. A boomtown, he explained, experiences an increase in crime, drug use, alcoholism, violence, and cost of living, and a decrease in just about everything good except, arguably, money.

[....]

The drill spins into the ground at such a speed that a driller's helper in Gillette, poorly trained in a prisoners-to-work Volunteers of America program, caught his right hand in the drill, instinctively reached with his left hand to free himself, and had both arms ripped off at the sockets. [Legend_Colton-1-2008] [Legend_Colton-2-2009]

Kohrs popularized the term Gillette Syndrome in that conference paper. See The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited? which refutes some of Kohrs' claims. Volunteers of America does exist in Gillette, but I don't know if the story is true or based on one that is.

Motor

Motor is a series about car racing for young adults.

Number 3 - Checkered Flag Cheater

While chapter 7 is partially set in Gillette I believe everything wrote is intended to be fiction. Some places mentioned such as Walmart and Gillette Thunder Speedway are real, but there has never been a Denny's or a casino in Gillette.

Trace's e-mail icon flashed. It was his teacher, sending the address of the public libraries in Gillette, Buffalo, and Sheridan, Wyoming, along with Hardin and Billings, Montana.

"Here you go. Any one will do! :) Sheila."

"Cute," Trace muttered. "No Need. Just found everything I need online," he typed back.

"Online research is overrated. In your citation put the name of the librarian you talked with--in person--and the phone number of the library." [Checkered_Flag-2010]

The author isn't joking or purposely making the teacher sound old fashioned. After this there was a part at the public library in Sheridan where the author inserts his experience as part of the story through a character. The whole scene feels forced and completely out of touch.

So much is online and it's great. It makes life so much easier. Even the book Checkered Flag Cheater was online at Internet Archive. Wikipedia which is hated by teachers everywhere is a miracle compared to some 30-year old Encyclopedia Britannica that barely covers any topics you want to read about.

Librarians complement online research not replace it. If I relied on librarians for research this list would be only a few pages long and would only cover whatever the Wyoming section had. The library has books with Gillette material no one knows about without an online search. Dismissing online research is completely out of touch with the modern world. The librarians were helpful in finding things and teaching how to use their systems. Talking to people for research can help point you in the right direction, but relying on them often leads to few results.

The Gillette branch of the Campbell County Public Library which is mentioned as "the public libraries in Gillette, ..." The Gillette branch of the Campbell County Public Library which is mentioned as "the public libraries in Gillette, ..."

Genealogy Books

1990 Update to the Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, in Two Volumes

150. Emil Maximilian Brainard (John William, Henry Crayton, 26. Reuben 6 - Hezekiah 2) married 29 August 1933, Vancouver, Washington. to Grace Franklin Littleton. They are divorced. She was born 14 September 1912, Gillette, Wyoming, daughter of William Thomas Newton Littleton and Nellie Belle Franklin. Mr. Brainard is retired from the U.S. Forest Service and resides in Deadwood, Oregon. Grace (Littleton) Brainard lives in Eugene, Oregon, [1990_Brainerd-1990]

Alexander Mack the Tunker and Descendants

1. Elmer [Holsinger], born May 4, 1890, at Shickley, Nebraska; married June 18, 1913, to Agnes M. Blanchard, born August 13, 1888, at Chadron, Nebraska. Occupation: Presbyterian Sunday School Missionary. Present address: Gillette, Wyoming. Issue: nine children. [Alexander_Mack-1943]

Daniel Shed Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Daniel Shed of Braintree, Massachusetts 1327-1920

Seventh Generation

4. Guy Wayne, born 24 May 1887; is a rancher in Gillette, Wyoming. During the World War he served from 1 June 1981 to 29 January 1919 in Company G, Forty-Fourth Infantry, station at Camp Lewis, Washington; was crippled while in duty. He married at Hot Springs, South Dakota, 28 March 1918, Muriel Elna Swanson, born in Highmore, South Dakota, 10 October 1891, daughter of C. P. and Harriet E. (Brewer) Swanson. [...] [Daniel_Genealogy-1921]

The Descendants of Thomas (5) Buell: Pioneer In Madison County, New York

VI. 6. ii. 9. c. James Buell Hepp, born February 15, 1935, is not married. He is a driller for Sun Oil Company and resides at Gillette, Wyoming. [Descendants_Buell-1956]

Genealogical Data Concerning the Families of Gillet - Gillett - Gillette

6. Ezekiel Gillet

Children:

[...]

11. Uri born October 12, 1835. Died May 25, 1925. Was Captain in the Indian wars, Gillette, Wyoming was named for him as well as Gillette Prairies, South Dakota. He lived in Hill City, South Dakota and was buried there in 1935. Died in the Veterans Home. [Genealogical_Gillette-1953]

Gillette, Wyoming was not named after this man. It was named after Edward Gillette by Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad as a reward for his surveying work.

Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye and Tapp Families: With Brief Sketches Referring to the Families of Ingels, Jones, Marshall and Smith

427. LUTHER LYCURGUS CLOYD, son of David Preston, 212, and Sarah J. (Minor) Cloyd was born in Holt County, Missouri, 8-26-1855. When 12 years of age he was converted and baptized into Mt. Moria Baptist Church in Howard County, Missouri, and by the same church was licensed to preach when 19 years old and ordained when 24.

He was educated at William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, and graduated from the Baptist Theological Seminary, Morgan Park, Chicago, Illinois, in 1885, with the degree of B. D. He has held pastorates at Green Bay and West Superior, Wisconsin, DeKalb, Savanna, and Sycamore, Illinois, Hastings, Nebraska, Gillette, Wyoming, Aberdeen and Tacoma, Washington, having terminated the last pastorate in 1909.

During the twenty-five years of his ministry he preached 3000 sermons, baptized 216 converts, officiated at 84 weddings and 118 funerals, built and dedicated 5 churches at a total cost of $60,000 [$1,513,493.66 in 2016] as follows: West Superior, Wisconsin, Savanna and Sycamore, Illinois, Hastings, Nebraska, and Gillette, Wyoming.

August 26th, 1885, at Muscatine, Iowa, he married Miss Lillie Alice Biles, born 4-3-1859, daughter of D. S. and Isabelle (Hill) Biles. They reside at Tacoma, Washington [Genealogy_Cloyd-1912]

A History of the Descendants of John and Susanna Cole of Culpepper County, Virginia

I. Donald Harve [Little] (born May 14, 1937) at Gillette, Wyoming. Donald Harve Little, a graduate of the University of Wyoming, has a Bachelor of Science Degree (1961). [History_Cole-1962]

Holdeman Descendants

Sixth Generation

Lewanna Jean Holdeman was married to Ronald E. Knodel, born September 1, 1945, son of Reinold and Lucy Knodel of McLaughlin, South Dakota. Employed at Stockmens Bank, Gillette, Wyoming. She works in the business office of Mountain Bell Telephone Company of Gillette. Both graduated from Westmar College, Le Mars, Iowa. Live 429 West 4th Street, Gillette, Wyoming. [Holdeman_Descendants-1973]

In 1991 Mountain Bell became U S West Communications and in 2000 U S West was taken over by Qwest. Stockmens Bank no longer exists in Gillette. Westmar College was a private four-year college and closed in 1997.

Monnet Family Genealogy: An Emphasis of a Noble Huguenot Heritage

130. Augustus Eddy Monnett, [...] by his wife, Anna Dorothy Walton, had children, viz:

Eighth Generation.

[...]

iv. Walter James, born March 1876, lives in Wyoming, near town of Gillette. [Monnet_Genealogy-1911]

Our Black Family in America: Some of the Descendants of William Black and Sarah Stevens

VI 1. Bernice Black, born 22 June 1917; married Kenneth Hugh Clements, born 31 December 1913 Gillette, Wyoming son of Hugh Clements and Ruth Wallace. [Our_Black-1960]

Our Heritage: Volume I

Issue:
A. Louise Victoria Fleming born 31 October 1900, Beemer, Nebraska; married 16 September 1926, Wisner, Nebraska, Gustaf "Adolph" Steinhoefel, born 13 October 1894, Beemer, Nebraska; died 4 July 1933, Gillette, Wyoming, buried Beemer, Nebraska. The son of Ferdinand A. and Mathilda (Wiegerd) Steinhoefel.

Issue:
(A.) Robert Adolph Steinhoefel born 30 August 1927, Gillette, Wyoming; married 19 December 1959, Gillette, Wyoming, Bertha Maxine Matheson, born 29 January 1934, Gillette, Wyoming. She married (1) Herbert Max Addison. The daughter of Alfred Edward and Wilma Gertrude (Roush) Matheson.

[....]

(B.) Betty Marie Webster
born 16 November 1930, West Point, Nebraska; married 30 June 1947, Gillette, Wyoming, Charles Leroy Marshall, born 26 March 1924, Gillette, Wyoming, The son of Charles Henry and Beatrice Fair (Hamaker) Marshall. [...] [Our_Heritage-1970]

Our Young Family in America

iii. Wayne S., born September 18, 1894, at New Haven, Ohio, married in 1920, Olive Cartwell (born December 24, 1889, at Urbana, Ohio), at Gillette, Wyoming. They moved to California in 1921, where Mr. Underwood, a Building Contractor is serving his country with the District Engineers at Beverly Hills. No children. [Our_Young-1947]

Peter Smail of Pennsylvania and His Descendants

(3). Dawn Lynn Van Kuiken, born 5 April 1961 Lewistown; married 24 April 1982 Gillette, Wyoming, Mark Jon Backus, divorced; married 31 December 1983 Great Falls, Daryl Pete Samson. [Peter_Smail-1990]

The Spaid Family in America

(3240) Sherman Cale (3232) married, October 1, 1888, Emma Moorehead, born at Senecaville, Ohio, but after the birth of their children they removed to Gillette, Wyoming, where Mr. Cale is employed by a railroad. Of their four children, George is a ranchman in Wyoming; Sherman is a railway bridge carpenter, and James is still in school: [Spaid_Family-1922]

The Story of the Arndts

Anna Elizabeth Zane (911), second child of Thomas William and Jennie V. (Cummings) Zane, born at Schoolcraft, Michigan, May 20, 1870; married there December 30, 1888, William R. Fox. He was a son of Ashbel A. and Miranda (Bathrick) Fox, and was born at Battle Creek, Michigan, October 21, 1867. They removed to Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, in 1889 or 1890, whence they were later followed by Mrs. Fox's parents. After several years' residence at Sundance, they removed to Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming, where Mr. Fox is a surveyor and dealer in real estate. They had issue:

1195. Harold Germaine Fox, born at Sundance, Wyoming, August 12, 1891, is a cowboy at Gillette, Wyoming; married at Sheridan, Wyoming, August 10, 1910, Ella May Davis, born at Moorhead, Montana, December 19, 1892, daughter of Jeremiah C. and Carrie May (Cleavinger) Davis, and had issue: Francis Raymond Fox, born November 18, 1911.

1197. Ruby Valentine Fox, born at Sundance, Wyoming, February 14, 1893. [Story_Arndts-1922]

Wolcott Genealogy

9 children

Vida (11) Ione Coulter, born 11 February 1894, Bird City, Kansas; married 5 October 1919, James Law Rothwell; son of James Henry and Mary (Patterson) Rothwell of Trumbull, Nebraska.

3 children

[...]

James (12) Samuel Rothwell, born 24 October 1926, Gillette, Wyoming; married 5 April 1952. Margaret (12) Mary Rothwell, born 10 August 1928, Gillette, Wyoming; married 9 March 1947. [Wolcott_Genealogy-1986]

History Books

1936: The Picture Story of an Unforgettable Year

While recounting the history of 1936 the book briefly mentions those killed by weather.

[...] Cold, too, could kill and among those who froze in 1936 were two couples marooned in their car near Gillette, Wyoming. [1936_Unforgettable-1963]

The American Counties

A list of the origins of county names in the United States.

Campbell, Wyoming (established February 13, 1911; 4,755 square miles; population 4,839) (Gillette). Robert Campbell. Fought on General Wm. H. Ashley's expedition up the Montana River 1822.

John Allen Campbell (1835-1880). Second Lieutenant volunteers 1861; major 1862; asstistant adj. gen. 1862; bvt. col. volunteers 1865; bvt. brig. gen. 1865 for Shiloh, Murfreesboro; mustered out 1866; second Lieutenant regular army 1867; bvt. first Lieutenant 1867; Shiloh 1867; Stone River, Tenn., 1867; captain, major, Lieutenant col. Resaca, Georgia, Franklin, Tennessee, assistant on staff of General Schofield; assistant Secretary of War, resigned 1869, first governor of Wyoming [Territory]. 1869-75; third assistant U.S. Secretary of State 1875. [American_Counties-1960]

John Allen Campbell around 1870 John Allen Campbell around 1870 [John_Campbell]

The Banditti of the Plains or, The Cattlemen's Invasion of Wyoming in 1892: The Crowning Infamy of the Ages

Banditti of the Plains has a long interesting history. It's a book on the history of the Johnson County War.

Omaha, Nebraska, April 13 [, 1892].

Governor Barber:

Your dispatch received. The commanding officer at Fort McKinney reports the surrender to him of Major Wolcott and 45 men, with horses, arms and ammunition, who are being held as prisoners at the post. Under the circumstances I can send a troop of cavalry and transportation for your party to Gillette, or I can send the Wolcott party to Douglas or Gillette, as you may direct. Please advise me of your wishes early.

John R. Brooke,

Brigadier General Commanding.

[....]

Cheyenne, April 13, 1892, 10 p.m.

General John R. Brooke, Commander Department of the Platte, Omaha, Nebraska:

Answering your telegram of this evening, owing to the present excitement existing in Johnson county, it seems best that you should send the Wolcott party with suitable escort to Douglas. I thank you for your kind offer to supply me with transportation and escort from Gillette to Buffalo, but the occasion for this trip at this time is so likely to be entirely dissipated that I will probably not go. Please advise me of your action regarding the Wolcott party.

Amos W. Barber,

Acting Governor

[....]

George A. Wellman, who, since the absence of F. H. Labertaux, was in charge of the Hoe outfit, came from Gillette to the Hoe ranch on Powder river, Monday evening, the 9th of May [1892], paid off the men at work there, and Tuesday morning, he (Hathaway) started with Wellman to go to Buffalo. [....] [Banditti_Plains-1959]

General John R. Brooke asked if the Governor needed a military escort from Gillette. General John R. Brooke asked if the Governor needed a military escort from Gillette. [John_Brooke]

Amos W. Barber was the Governor of Wyoming at the time of the Johnson County War. Amos W. Barber was the Governor of Wyoming at the time of the Johnson County War. [Amos_Barber]

The rest is details about the murder of Wellman.

The Barristers of Northeast Wyoming

History of Gillette, technological changes, and lawyers in Campbell County. [Barristers_Northeast-1997]

Campbell County: The Treasured Years

A huge book of county history organized by family name. [Campbell_Treasured-1991]

Campbell County Chronicles: The Way We Were

This short history book was produced by a Campbell County High School freshman English class. It's similar to this index with a small compilation of poems, news articles, photos, and bits of historical information. The photos are both historical and from 1984 when the book was written.

In 1891, the railroad reached here, which was its terminus for some months. Then it was that this now peaceful place was, truly, of the west, western, and perhaps among all wild towns, it was the wildest.

The bad men always attending the advance of a new railroad were here in great numbers; 16 saloons added to the dangers of the place, and all the crimes of the decalogue were committed with impunity. Rowdyism rode high...and six guns were more numerous than men. Killings were frequent, and fights and encounters of every kind were much more so. To add to the general cussedness, this was one of the supply towns for the Hole-in-the-Wall boys, who visited here frequently. [Campbell_Chronicles-1984]

Centennial History of Lemhi County, Idaho

Michael and Irene K. Barrett

[...] By that time they had six children; Evelyn, Vivian, Viola, LeRoy, and the twins, Calvin and Melvin. Frances, the youngest, was born at Junction [, Idaho] in 1928. Today she lives near Gillette, Wyoming. All the others are retired and live in Lemhi County [, Idaho]. [...] [Centennial_Lemhi]

Corporate History of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and Affiliated Companies

The Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad Company

[....]

Construction

Work was begun on several different sections of the main line during December, 1888, and it was completed from the Wyoming-South Dakota State line to New Castle, Wyoming, 23.1 miles [37.17 kilometers], on November 18, 1889; to Merino, Wyoming (now Upton), 29.3 miles [47.15 kilometers], was begun on May, 1890, and opened August 5, 1890, from Merino to Moorcroft, 20.2 miles [32.50 kilometers], commenced in October, 1890, was completed and opened to traffic July 3, 1891; from Moorcroft to Gillette, Wyoming, 28 miles [45.06 kilometers], was opened on August 20, 1891. From Gillette west the line was opened as follows: To Croton, 30.1 miles [48.44 kilometers], July 7, 1892; to Arvada, 13.8 miles [22.20 kilometers], August 1, 1892; to Regis, 8.1 miles [13.03 kilometers], September 15, 1892; to Clearmont, 11.4 miles [18.34 kilometers], October 5, 1892; to Sheridan, 38.1 miles [61.31 kilometers], November 26, 1892; to Alger, 9.1 miles [14.64 kilometers], July 14, 1893, and to a connection with the Big Horn Southern Railroad on the line between Montana and Wyoming, 19.53 miles [31.43 kilometers], August 1, 1894.

The branch line from New Castle north to Cambria, Wyoming, a distance of 7.18 miles [11.55 kilometers], was commenced in December, 1888, and completed December 1, 1889.

[....]

LEASE TO Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.

Of date December 2, 1889, this company leased in perpetuity all of its railroad, built and to be built, together with all of its property, to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.

DEED TO Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.

By deed of date December 31, 1897, the Grand Island & Northern Wyoming Railroad Company conveyed all of its railroad property to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company; its road being described as follows:

[....] [Corporate_History-1921]

Devils Tower

The same year [1892] the park bill failed, two men now famous in the history of the West traveled to Devils Tower hoping against hope like any other tourists that it would match their own expectations. Photographer William H. [Henry] Jackson had been commissioned by the State of Wyoming to photograph the State's scenic attractions for the World's Columbian Exposition the next year in Chicago. With him traveled a friend, the landscape painter Thomas Moran. Their round trip from the railhead at Gillette, by horse-drawn wagon lasted four days. Moran described the adventure in a magazine article illustrated by his drawings, and a Jackson photo of the Tower ended up in Chicago. In their one afternoon there, they had produced the first widely known visual records of Devils Tower. [Devils_Park-1981]

William Henry Jackson in 1892. The source assumes it is the photographer. William Henry Jackson in 1892. The source assumes it is the photographer. [William_Jackson]

Thomas Moran by Napoleon Sarony around 1890-1896 Thomas Moran by Napoleon Sarony around 1890-1896 [Thomas_Moran]

From Wagon Wheels to Jets

(Verified, but haven't read it yet.) [From_Wagon-1963]

Frontier Industrialists: Fifty Years of Innovation at L&H

History of L&H Industrial from the 1960s to 2014 with many photos and some history of Gillette. L&H Industrial's headquarters is in Gillette. [Frontier_Industrialists-2014]

History of Carroll County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

In the schools of Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa, W. I. Kortright was educated, and upon entering the business world took up journalism as a vocation. His first step in a newspaper work was made at Fairfax, South Dakota, where for five years he was connected with the Fairfax Sun Review. He then went to Gillette, Wyoming, where he edited the Gillette News, owned by S. D. Perry, for almost a year, after which he went to Randolph, Nebraska, where he published the Randolph Reporter. He abandoned the latter, however, in order to establish the Breda News, at Breda, Iowa, and edited the first issue of that paper on the 10th of June, 1909. [...] [History_Carroll-1912]

History of Harrison County, Missouri

Mr. [Robinson H.] Gale married the second time in 1891 Addie M. Flint, a daughter of George and Sarah Flint, of this county. They were the parents of three children: Russel K.; Beulah, the wife of James Aginer; and Lucille, the wife of Bruce Mallory.

[....]

Russel K. Gale, who now lives on a claim at Gillette, Wyoming, enlisted from Harrison County, Missouri, with Company G, and was sent to the Mexican border. When he returned from the border he was discharged and then re-enlisted for the World War, and went overseas with the Thirty-fifth Division. He was promoted to second lieutenant and was in the battle of Argonne and St. Mihiel and was captured at Argonne Forest. He was kept prisoner for several months, but returned home safely.

The Gales are well known in Harrison County and are highly regarded among their many friends and acquaintances. [History_Harrison-1921]

History of Pomona Valley, California, with Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the Valley Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present

Paul W. Newcomer, M. D.

Among the professional men who have always served the appreciative community of Pomona with disinterested conscientiousness, and who was among those to volunteer his services to the American Army in the late war [World War I], is Paul W. Newcomer, the well-known physician. He was born at Petersburg, Illinois, on August 22, 1874, the son of Dr. J. W. Newcomer, who was a surgeon and served in the United States Navy during the long Civil War. He married Miss Jennie White, and they had seven children--five boys and one girl, four of whom became physicians. The oldest brother, A. I., is a doctor in Oklahoma; Miss Jean teaches Latin in the Hollywood High School; J. H. is in the real-estate business in Oklahoma; Doctor Irving is in Petersburg, Illinois; and Nathan Bennet is in Sheridan, Wyoming. Both of the parents are now dead.

Paul attended the Petersburg schools, graduating from the high school in the early nineties [1890s]. From 1893 to 1895 he was at the University of Illinois, and in 1896 at Jefferson Medical School of Philadelphia. From 1904 to 1906 he studied at the University of Colorado, and in the latter year he was graduated from the Medical Department. Doctor Newcomer first practiced at Gillette, Wyoming, in which state, in 1918, he also became a registered pharmacist. He was successful, but he came to Pomona in 1916, and each year he has been more and more favored with success and prosperity.

[....] [History_Pomona-1920]

History of Richardson County, Nebraska: Its People, Industries and Institutions

Stephen Conlee Barlow

Stephen C. Barlow has been twice married. On March 4, 1864, he was united in marriage to Ruth Draper, whose brother, W. F. Draper, as noted above, was the original owner of the townsite of Dawson, and to that union four children were born, namely: Eugene William, who was killed while herding ponies; Louis Henry, a succesful ranchman at Gillette, Wyoming; Elvon Eldren, of San Diego, California, and Ada Celia, wife of the Rev. C. F. Heim, of Eddyville, this state. The mother of these children died in 1877 at Hays City, Kansas, while on her way to the mountains with her husband, seeking a change of climate for the benefit of her health, she then being thirty-one years of age [...]

Edward D. Morris

One of the best known farmers and live stock breeders in Nemaha township, this county, is Edward D. Morris, who was born on September 27, 1865, in Wales, a son of Evan and Elizabeth (Davis) Morris. Evan Marris was born on December 25, 1844, in Wales, and there spent his boyhood. He emigrated to America in 1868, locating on a farm just east of Verdon, in this county, buying eighty acres, which he improved and farmed for nine years, then sold out and bought his present farm. When he first came West to look for a location he deposited his money in a bank in Falls City. The bank failed and he lost nearly all he had, but he had paid enough down on his land to hold it. He persevered and worked hard, finally paying it out. He became a successful farmer, always keeping a good grade of cattle and sheep, hogs and horses, and made a specialty of raising sheep. He was an influential man in his precinct and was familiarly known as "Uncle Evan." He is now making his home in Wyoming among his children. His wife was born in Wales on September 26, 1844, and her death occurred March 25, 1917. These parents were members of the Congregational church. Ten children were born to them, all in Nebraska, with the exception of the eldest, the subject of this sketch, six of these survive at this writing, those besides Edward D., being as follow: Anna, who lives near Gillette, Wyoming; Elizabeth who also lives there; Thomas, who is farming in Nemaha precinct, this county; John, who lives at Gillette, Wyoming, and Evert, who lives near Billings, Montana.

[....] [History_Richardson-1917]

Images of America: Gillette

History of Gillette from the exploration of the area in the 1700s to 2009. [Images_Gillette-2010]

Montana: Its Story and Biography

William J. Strever acquired his early instruction in the rural of Boulder and Laramie County, Colorado, took a preparatory course in Fort Collins College, and in 1901 graduated from the State Agricultural and Mechanics Arts College at Fort Collins, spending two years in a business course. For two years he taught at Boulder, another two years at Lusk, Wyoming, and for six years was profitably engage in farming and stock raising in those two states. Mr. Strever studied law for two years in the State University of Colorado at Boulder, and in 1912 entered the State University of Montana, law department, graduating in 1914. In the spring of that year he located at Billings, and during five years has discovered an increasing demand for his services as a lawyer. His offices are in the Hart-Albin Building.

Mr. Strever is a republican, a deacon in the Congregational Church, member of the Yellowstone County and State Bar associations, and is a charter member of Billings Lodge No. 113, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and a member of Billings Camp of the Woodmen of the World.

August 3, 1904 at Gillette, Wyoming, he married Miss Pearl Reed, a daughter of Henry L. and Henrietta (Hargraves) Reed, the latter now deceased. Her father is a retired stockman at Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Strever have three children: Laura Belle, born May 12, 1906; Henrietta Reed, born February 15, 1909; and Edith Corinne, born April 4, 1910. [Montana_Story-1921]

On the Bench: The Story of Egin Bench, Fremont County, Idaho

Buddy Garth Hillman was born March 25, 1965 at Rexburg, Madison, Idaho to Buddy Dale and Nancy Riggs Hillman. He attended schools at Arizona, Parker and St. Anthony where he graduated from South Fremont High School. He married Kristine Atchley December 31, 1983. She was born December 12, 1968 at St. Anthony Fremont, Idaho to William and Dawnette Riggs Atchley. She attended schools at St. Anthony and Salt Lake City. She also attended Ricks College. Since their marriage they have lived at Egin, then at Gillette, Wyoming and St. George, Utah before coming back to Egin in 1988. He has opened a Radiator Repair Shop at Egin. Their children are Brittney Dawn and Amanda Lynn. [On_Bench-1991]

Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa

William Chassell

He was married June 4, 1857, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, to Frances A. Jones, daughter of Edward Wadsworth Jones. To them six children were born, all of whom are now living: Edward D. Chassell, of Le Mars, Iowa, was for many years editor of the LeMars Sentinel, but is now temporarily in Des Moines, Iowa, being state binder; Norval W. Chassell, of Gillette, Wyoming, is extensively engaged in the sheep business; Rev. Olin B. Chassell, of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church; Harry J. Chassell, of Gillette, Wyoming, is engaged in the stock and real estate business and during the last two sessions has been a member of the Wyoming Legislature; J. L. Chassell, M. D., is a successful practicing physician of Bell Fourche, South Dakota; Antiss A. Chassell resides with her mother in Des Moines. [Past_Hardin-1911]

Harry J. Chassell shown here in 1915 was the son of William Chassell and Frances A. Jones. In 1911 he was in the stock and real estate business in Gillette. Harry J. Chassell shown here in 1915 was the son of William Chassell and Frances A. Jones. In 1911 he was in the stock and real estate business in Gillette. [Portrait-Harry_Chassell-1915]

Powder River Country: The Papers of J. Elmer Brock

One of Brock's articles in the book is a reprint of A Timely Arrival. See the other A Timely Arrival in the Academic Journals section. [Powder_Brock-1982]

Remembering Gillette

The author Tom Butler best describes his own book in the acknowledgements.

I am writing this book, not as a story of my life, but as a story of Gillette as I remember it. I am also including stories that I have heard from some older timers than I. I have included some of my experiences in and around Gillette and a lot of information that I have gotten from research. Hopefully this book will help preserve some of this history for future generations. All of the information that I have gathered has come from newspapers, museums, personal interviews, and my recollections. I hope most of them are accurate. [Remembering_Gillette-2013]

While the book is loaded with history it has absolutely no organization. No table of contents, index, bibliography, chapters, sections, and it isn't even put together chronologically. I should be happy it even has page numbers and paragraphs which some books don't. By the looks of the poor typesetting it was probably made in a word processor. Given how the book rambles on I don't think it was written, but instead transcribed. Rumblings From Razor City has the same style and it is transcriptions of interviews.

There are some black and white photos at the end of the book. A few of those are in this document.

Standing Witness: Devils Tower National Monument

A history of Devils Tower with several mentions of Gillette.

1921-1930

[John M.] Thorn was born January 25, 1875 at Belle Plain, Iowa and moved his family to a homestead on Kara Creek in Crook County in 1881. As teenagers, he and his brothers would catch wolves and receive a bounty on them from the owners of the large area ranches. At one time he held the world's record for calf roping, wining that honor at a Gillette, Wyoming rodeo.

1931-1940

In October of 1932 [Newell F.] Joyner began collecting items for a geological library. It was during this period that Joyner first mentioned Dick Stone of Gillette, who had been compiling historical data regarding the Tower, especially the American Indian stories of the surrounding area. Stone's work would eventually be of great benefit to historical researchers--Joyner was able to procure a copy of Stone's unpublished history of the Tower area for the museum.

The Belle Fourche paper, June 24, 1932, reported about the organization picnic:

Short talks were made by Harry J. Chassell of Gillette, a resident of that part of the country for over forty-four years, who reviewed the early history of the territory adjacent to the Tower, giving some interesting and amusing side lights on ranch activities when some of the largest cattle ranches were along the Belle Fourche River, these places being owned mostly by natives of England; Newell F. Joyner, custodian of Devils Tower National Monument, and others. [....]

[...] A contract was approved with J.J. Dolling of Gillette, Wyoming, to furnish and stockpile the gravel needed for surfacing the road in the spring.

The first large group to utilize the tables were picnickers at the Old Settlers' Picnic on June 20, 1937. Over 4,500 people attended the annual meeting of the Northern Black Hills Pioneer Association, as did practically every man from the Company. They socialized throughout the afternoon, enjoying speakers, music provided by the Gillette, Wyoming High School Band, vocal numbers, and a baseball game.

1971-1980

H. L. Edwards, a veterinarian from Gillette, was on the set [of Close Encounters of the Third Kind] during the filming of the "dead" animal scenes. In the movie, the military uses a ruse to evacuate the area, claiming there is poisonous gas in the air, leaving "dead" animals the actors find as they make their way to the Tower. The cattle were trucked over from Gillette, anesthetized on location to appear dead, and all were returned, alive and well, in the evening.

1981-1990

Low flying aircraft, both civilian and military, continued to plague Devils Tower National Monument in 1986; [Homer "Pete"] Robinson was especially bothered by a helicopter service out of Gillette flying sightseers around the Tower, and he noted that many more aircraft were at the national monument than were officially logged--he had seen four airplanes on one particular morning, and none were logged.

Leading the program was the dedication of the new amphitheater and a Centennial Plaque presentation by Superintendant [William H.] Pierce and the History Association. Several speakers, among them the mayors of Hulett, Sundance, and Gillette, gave brief comments on Wyoming and its centennial before the keynote speech by [Charlie] Hunt. More music and an old-fashioned barbecue followed the formal ceremony.

1991-2000

Rock Climbers from the Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming, areas helped repair foot trails leading to the climbing routes on the Tower. Thousands of climbers a year traveled the trails, and the approach trails were beginning to erode. Climbers and hikers had also started to wear new paths leading off the trails. Members of Black Hills Climbing Coalition of Rapid City and Northeast Wyoming Climbers Club of Gillette volunteered their help to the National Park Service on June 26 [, 1993] to repair the approach trails and create ways to reroute traffic off the worn side paths. [Standing_Witness-2007]

Devils Tower is a butte, not a mountain. Devils Tower is a butte, not a mountain. [Devils_Tower]

A Treasury of Catholic Digest: Favorite Stories of Fifty Years 1936-1986

In September 1957 Francis J. Keller told the story of how in June 1909 he traveled 140 miles to Gillette. He said Gillette had recently been added to his Buffalo, Wyoming parish. While there a woman led him to her brother who was dying. She said her brother had been praying all his life for a priest at his death. Keller heard the dying man's confession and anointed him. As soon as Keller finished the prayers for the dying the man died. The woman had only come upon the priest by chance and had no idea he was holding mass in Gillette. [Treasury_Catholic-1986]

The War on Powder River: The History of an Insurrection

A cyclone of rumors swept the state. Casper, Douglas, Newcastle, and Gillette were spouting wild stories which reached the Denver, Omaha, and Chicago papers before they reached Cheyenne; only Buffalo with its cut telegraph line was silent. [...]

[....]

But why, during the hours on Monday when the telegraph was working had they not sent a wire to Governor Barber informing him of the state of affairs? Were they too frightened? Then why did they not speed a courier to Gillette, where a telegram could be sent with safety? Why for that matter was he not dispatched on Sunday as soon as the invaders had retreated to the TA and their danger was plain to all?

They may have sent a courier on Monday, but that is speculation. According to one report a messenger did get out from the desperate men bottled up inside the TA. He must have slipped through the rustler lines in the dark and stormy early hours of Monday morning, when the lines were still forming and were thinly manned. He had a hundred-mile [160.93 kilometers] ride ahead of him to the telegraph at Gillette. It was undoubtedly this message which finally reached the indecisive [Governor] Barber and jolted him into action.

[....]

After leaving Cheyenne by rail on 5 May [1892] [George A.] Wellman stopped off in Gillette to discuss certain new economy moves in the Hoe ranch operations with Blair's top man in Wyoming. They also talked about the roundup injunctions, in a bar, and the news of Wellman's appointment as a U.S. deputy spread fast and far. [...] [War_Powder-1967]

Amos W. Barber was the Governor of Wyoming at the time of the Johnson County War. Amos W. Barber was the Governor of Wyoming at the time of the Johnson County War. [Amos_Barber]

Gillette is mentioned in many works about the Johnson County Wars as a place people are coming and going to. Gillette wasn't directly involved in the war and is described as a safe place in this book.

Whispers From the Past: A Compilation by the Campbell County Cemetery District

The title gives away most of what the book is about. It has poems, Gillette newspaper articles, and early burial records. [Whispers_Past-1990]

The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost

A history of the Wild Bunch outlaws and the Hole-in-the-Wall area.

In Gillette, Wyoming, the law caught up with them [Kid Curry, Longabaugh, and Flat Nose], and they were held for Whiskey Bill, the bartender from Elko [, Nevada], to come and identify them. He had a change of heart and sent word: "How the hell could I recognize them when they had gunny sacks over their heads?" They were released. [Wild_Bunch-1973]

Front row left to right: Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy; Standing: Will Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Fort Worth, Texas, 1900. Front row left to right: Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy; Standing: Will Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Fort Worth, Texas, 1900. [Fort_Worth]

While the book doesn't say the exact year this happened it seems from context it took place around 1897-1899.

Wyoming Blue Book

The state of Wyoming made several volumes of Wyoming history called Wyoming Blue Book. Every so often they make a new volume with updated information. The series is a great resource for factual information about Gillette, Campbell County, and Wyoming. It has the locations of libraries, voting numbers, profiles of state treasurers, state song, significant court cases, top news for each year, list of presidential visits, county histories, history of natural resource production, number of sheep, historical pictures, and much more.

Wyoming Blue Book: Volume II

Volume 2 covers 1890-1943.

Post offices in Wyoming, 1940-

Gillette
Postmaster - Ernest A. Littleton

Post Offices by Counties

Gillette in Campbell County

Population of Incorporated Places of Less Than 10,000 in Wyoming

Gillette
1930 1,340
1940 2,177

County Statistics

Campbell County

Origin of name--Named for Robert Campbell, who was with Ashley's expedition in this part of the country from 1825 to 1835. Also for the first Territorial Governor, John A. Campbell.
Created--February 13, 1911.
Organized--January 6, 1913
County Seat-Gillette.
Population--1940, 6,048.
Area--3,047,040 acres.
Public Domain--144,708 acres.
State Lands--192,796.14 acres.
Industries--Agriculture, livestock, coal mining.
State Highways--208.653 miles [335.79 kilometers].
Roalroads--Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 55.45 miles [89.23 kilometers].

Wyoming Newspapers 1941

County | Town | Newspaper | Issue

Campbell County
Gillette
Gillette News-Record
Thursday

County Libraries in Wyoming 1942

County | Official Title | Building | Branches | Town

Campbell County
George Amos Memorial Library of Campbell County in Gillette
Gillette

Addenda

1911

First airplane visits Wyoming at Gillette's Fourth of July celebration. [Wyoming_Blue-2-1974]

Wyoming Blue Book: Volume III

Volume 3 covers 1943-1974.

Justices of the Supreme Court 1943-1974

Harry P. Ilsley

His son, John [Ilsley], who was an attorney in Gillette, is now District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District of Sheridan.

Government of Wyoming (1943-1974)

Legislative Branch 1945-1974
Twenty-eight State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 9, 1945

State Senators

Campbell County. Alex B. Maycock (R) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. R. B. "Ted" Marquiss (R) Gillette
Campbell County. E. W. "Slats" Record (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Twenty-ninth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 14, 1947

(Members whose names are marked * served four years from January, 1947. The other members served two years from January, 1947.)

State Senators

Campbell County. *Allen Hunter (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. R. B. "Ted" Marquiss (R) Gillette
Campbell County. Wm. E. Taylor (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirtieth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 11, 1949

State Senators

Campbell County. *Allen Hunter (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. R. B. "Ted" Marquiss (R) Gillette
Campbell County. Wm. E. Taylor (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-first State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 9, 1951

(Members whose names are marked * served four years from January, 1951. The other members served two years from January, 1951.)

State Senators

Campbell County. *Allen Hunter (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. Fred S. Wagensen (R) Gillette
Campbell County. Otis Wright (D) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-second State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 13, 1953

State Senators

Campbell County. *Allen Hunter (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. Alice Spielman (R) Gillette
Campbell County. Wm. W. Smith (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch Thirty-third State Legislature of Wyoming Convened January 1, 1955

Members whose names are marked * served four years from January, 1955. The other members served two years from January, 1955.

State Senators

Campbell County. *LeRoy Christnick (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. Alice Spielman (R) Gillette
Campbell County. Otis Wright (D) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-fourth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 8, 1957

State Senators

Campbell County. LeRoy Christnick (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette
Campbell County. Otis Wright (D) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-fifth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 13, 1959

(Members whose names are marked * served four years from January, 1959. The other members served two years from January, 1959.)

State Senators

Campbell County. *LeRoy Christnick (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. Robert I. Laramore (D) Gillette
Campbell County. Otis Wright (D) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-sixth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 10, 1961

State Senators

Campbell County. LeRoy Christnick (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. Otis Wright (D) Gillette
Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-seventh State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 8, 1963

(Members whose names are marked * served four years from January, 1963. The other members served two years from January, 1963.)

State Senators

Campbell County. *LeRoy Christnick (D) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. U. S. Archibald (R) Gillette
Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-eighth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 12, 1965

State Senators

Campbell County. Otis Wright (D) Gillette
Otis Wright was appointed to fill the unexpired term of LeRoy Christnick, deceased. Digest of Senate and House Journals, 165, page 11.

State Representatives

Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Thirty-ninth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 10, 1967

State Representatives

Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Fortieth State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 14, 1969

State Representatives

Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Forty-first State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 12, 1971

State Representatives

Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Legislative Branch
Forty-second State Legislature of Wyoming
Convened January 9, 1973

State Senators

Campbell County. John C. Ostlund (R) Gillette

State Representatives

Campbell County. C. H. "Cliff" Davis (R) Gillette

Changing Patterns in the Public Schools

In 1916, there were 25 four-year high schools in the state. Shortly afterwards a system for accrediting high schools was developed with the University of Wyoming. Twenty-three of these high schools in 18 counties were accredited. County high schools which served more than one district were established at Buffalo, Gillette, Thermopolis, Worland, Lander, Casper, and Douglas around 1920.

[....]

By 1930-1931 the number began to decline. During the 1942-1943 school year, the normal training departments went down to two, with a department in the Burns High School and one in the Campbell County High School at Gillette. This was due to the fact that more teachers were attending the university or teachers' colleges in surrounding states and were working toward four-year baccalaureate degrees. Finally the normal training departments were all dropped because no students enrolled.

University of Wyoming Board of Trustees
1943-1974

C. Thomas Morgan, Gillette Member 1963-1967
John C. Ostlund, Gillette Member 1969-

Economic Strength in Natural Resources

As a result of an oil boom in 1967-1970, Gillette doubled its population. The city officials are now preparing for a new boom which is sure to follow the new coal development in the area. Gillette now has a population of about 7,500 with the projected population growth of another 7,500 residents within the next two or three years, and it is predicted that it will have a population of 20,000 by 1980.

As with all the predictions about the population of Gillette the Blue Book was also wrong. As with all the predictions about the population of Gillette the Blue Book was also wrong. [Gillette_Census]

Wyoming Coal: 1868 to 1974

The industry was on the upswing by the 1970's: Hanna became a busy, prosperous coal town once again. Kemmerer, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Glenrock, Thermopolis, and Gillette were the service centers for the nearby mines. [...]

Counties in Wyoming

Campbell County

Upon the arrival of the railroad in 1891, towns sprang up, with Gillette (formerly Rockpile Draw) among the first. It was named for Edward S. Gillette, chief surveyor for the railroad. When Campbell County was created, Gillette, its only incorporated town, became the county seat. With the recent oil boom, the town is expanding rapidly.

County Seat: Gillette

Elevation: 4,544 ft [1385 meters]
Population: 7,194
Assessed valuation (1972) $6,039,616 [$36,817,557 in April 2018]

Municipalities

County | City or Town | Date of Incorporation | Population

Campbell *Gillette 1892 7,194

* County Seat

Population of Wyoming Cities and Towns 1970

8. Gillette 7,194

Post Offices, Post Masters, Zip Codes, and License Plate County Numbers 1974

Post Office | Zip Code | County | County No. License Plate | Postmaster's Name

Gillette | 82716 | Campbell | 17 | Miles Knapp

Radio Stations

Station-Address | Frequency | Telephones AC 307 | Manager

KIML, Gillette--Box 1009 | 1270 Khz | 682-4747 | Roy Mapel

Wyoming Newspapers

Weekly | Editor &/ or Publisher | Telephone AC 307

Gillette News Record | Jack Nisselius & Bruce Kennedy | 682-9306

Chamber of Commerce

Area Code for Wyoming--307

Town | Secretary-Manager | Address | Telephone

Gillette | Ken Baab | Box 1006 | 682-3673

The American Association of University Women Favors Ratification

[...] Francis Hoadley of Gillette was resolutions chairman [...] [Wyoming_Blue-3-1974]

Wyoming Blue Book: Volume IV

Volume 4 of the Blue Book series covers 1974-1990. Gillette is mentioned every few pages. [Wyoming_Blue-4-1991]

Wyoming Blue Book: Volume V

Volume 5 the final volume of the Blue Book series covers 1990-2007. This volume has many pages about Gillette. [Wyoming_Blue-5-2008]

Wyoming Blue Book: Volumes I-V

The library at the Gillette College has a set of 5 CDs with 1 volume in a PDF on each CD. I believe they copied the PDFs from online to the disc themselves. The CD set includes Microsoft Windows software to read the PDFs. [Wyoming_Blue-CD]

Wyoming Historical Tour Guide

Campbell County

Twenty-six miles west of Moorcroft is Gillette (pop. 25,400), the only incorporated town in and county seat of Campbell County. The town, named for Edward S. Gillette, chief surveyor for the Burlington Railroad, was surveyed and platted in 1891. It owes its beginnings to the railroad and is an important shipping center today.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum, 1000 West 2nd (Highway 14-16 West), features early day artifacts depicting the lifestyles of Indians and white settlers. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday Through Sunday, from May 15 to October 15. Admission is free.

Wilson Price Hunt and his sixty Astorians passed through the northern part of the county in 1811.

The first airplane came to Wyoming in 1911 when Colorado daredevil George W. Thompson flew his plane at Gillette's July 4th celebration. The first commercial flights did not occur until September, 1920, when Cheyenne and Rock Springs were two of fourteen stops on the New York to San Francisco airmail run.

Gillette is one of the state's fastest growing communities in the state in the 1980's because of the enormous mineral wealth that has been discovered in this region. It is known as the "Energy Capital of the Nation." It is also a major shipping point for livestock, grain and coal.

Noted for its low sulfur coal deposits, Campbell County's growth received a boost in 1951 with the discovery of uranium bearing ore and oil in 1955. One of the largest open pit mines in North America is located near Gillette. [Wyoming_Tour-1990]

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is still free, but the hours, days, and months it is open has changed. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is still free, but the hours, days, and months it is open has changed.

George W. Thompson shown here at the wheel of the Mathewson Headless Biplane in Denver, Colorado was killed just months after performing in Gillette. According to a testimonial by E. L. Mathewson the first flight took place two days before the Independence Day celebration as a test flight. George W. Thompson shown here at the wheel of the Mathewson Headless Biplane in Denver, Colorado was killed just months after performing in Gillette. According to a testimonial by E. L. Mathewson the first flight took place two days before the Independence Day celebration as a test flight. [Aircraft-Elbridge-1911]

Wyoming Place Names

Gillette, county seat, Campbell: named for Weston E. Gillette, surveyor and civil engineer who directed the building of the railroad here. Gillette was once called Donkey Town after Donkey Creek, on which it was first located. After being moved to its present location, it was Rocky Pile for the rocky draw; when Burlington railroad arrived in 1891, the town was renamed Gillette.

The first airplane flight over Wyoming took place at Gillette on July 4, 1911. Daredevil George Thompson was paid $3,500 to make the flight in a plane that was shipped to Gillette in a boxcar, and assembled there.

Charles A. Lindbergh landed a plane on the flats east of Gillette about 1916, and rode in on a pony borrowed from a boy.

A state-operated experiment farm is east of Gillette, testing the best types of trees, grain, and livestock feed to grow in the region. Gillette lies in a rich oil and coal district which has made it a boom town with greatly expanded population. [Wyoming_Names-1988]

The first airplane was flown at the Independence Day celebration in 1911, but a testimonial about the event said there was a test flight two days earlier on July 2, 1911. See Hall-Scott: Aviation Power Plants Mean Professional Success for more information.

Wyoming Post Offices 1850-1980

There was little settlement in Campbell County except for widely scattered large ranches before Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was built west from Newcastle in 1892. Gillette was established north of the railroad construction camp on Donkey Creek in 1892, and upon the arrival of the railroad quickly became the largest shipping point on the Burlington system as cattle were brought in from Buffalo, Kaycee, and Sheridan. Its importance diminished quickly as the railroad was built westward to Sheridan. [...]

Campbell County

Post Office | Established | Discontinued | Mail To

Echeta (formerly Croton)
Established 20 Mar 1907
Discontinued 18 Jan 1945
Mail To Gillette

Emigh
Established 22 Sep 1922
Discontinued 31 Aug 1934
Mail To Gillette

Felix
Established 31 Mar 1893
Discontinued 30 Sep 1902
Mail To Gillette

OP Gillette
Established 17 Aug 1891 (Crook County)
City Delivery established in Gillette 14 Aug 1965

Hilight
Established 6 Oct 1916
Discontinued 15 Aug 1929
Mail To Gillette

Lawver
Established 25 Mar 1921
Discontinued 30 Jun 1953
Mail To Gillette

Little Powder
Established 25 Feb 1888 (Crook County)
Discontinued 15 Oct 1891 (Crook County)
Mail To Gillette

Morse
Established 7 Sep 1894 (Crook County)
Discontinued 15 Jul 1911 (Crook County)
Mail To Gillette

Oriva
Established 4 Mar 1920
Discontinued 23 Sep 1942
Mail To Gillette

Peerless
Established 22 Nov 1924
Discontinued 30 Apr 1925
Mail To Gillette

Savageton
Established 16 May 1917
Discontinued 31 May 1949
Mail To Gillette

Shorty
Established 31 Mar 1915
Discontinued 15 Dec 1923
Mail To Gillette

OP Weston
Established 8 Apr 1914
Discontinued 15 Dec 1923
Mail To Gillette

Wild Cat (formerly Soukup)
Established 16 Mar 1925
Discontinued 15 Sep 1936
Mail To Gillette

OP Wright CPO
Established 1 Aug 1976
Mail To Gillette

First Postmasters

Gillette: Margaret J. Livingston

Population of Incorporated Places

Gillette

1900 152 [should say 151]
1910 448
1920 1,157
1930 1,340
1940 2,177
1950 2,191
1960 3,580
1970 7,194 [Wyoming_Post-1980]
[1980 12,134]
[1990 17,635]
[2000 19,646]
[2010 29,087] [Gillette_Census]

I reformatted the table to fit on this page and only included post offices that sent mail to Gillette. There are several photos of post offices in the book, though none of Gillette.

Historical Gillette Post Office built in the 1930s and used until the 1970s Historical Gillette Post Office built in the 1930s and used until the 1970s

Wyoming Treasures: Profiles of Senior Residents

As the title suggests it's profiles of elderly people across Wyoming. Each person is given a few pages with pictures, quotes, and facts about their life. Eva Burton's profile says she was born in Gillette and talks about her family homestead in Campbell County. [Wyoming_Treasures-2006]

Wyoming's War Years 1941-1945

Written a few years after the war the book is a look at how World War II effected life in Wyoming. All the Gillette mentions are more like trivia than useful facts when taken out of the larger context.

Gillette also had a canteen. Its Campbell County canteen served some six hundred servicemen during the months of January and February 1945. Women of the community held a large food sale in March 1945 for the benefit of the canteen.

[...] In July 1942 Gillette brought out the town band to welcome its first war hero, Corporal Eugene Bennick, who came home, an amputee, as a result of a wound suffered at Clark Field near Manila, December 8, 1941. [...]

[...] Wyoming had thirty-one Red Cross chapters located at Cheyenne, Laramie, Cokeville, Basin, Gillette, Rawlins, Cody, Douglas, Moorcroft, Lander, Thermopolis, Torrington, Greybull, Jackson, Buffalo, Kemmerer, Lovell, Casper, Lusk, Wheatland, Superior, Sheridan, Powell, Shoshoni, Afton, Boulder, Green River, Evanston, Worland, Newcastle, and Riverton.

During World War II there was metal shortages so communities collected scrap metal to help in the war effort. Gillette was no exception.

In a six-months period in 1943 the Campbell County salvage committee netted $700 [$10,097.56 in September 2018], which it used to provide: 40,000 cigarettes for servicemen overseas, $25 [$360.63] worth of seed for Russia; $50 [$721.25] for the Red Cross; $100 [$1,442.51] for the U.S.O.; and $35 [$504.88] for the Gillette school children's milk fund. [...]

A. E. Wilde, state administrator of the defense savings staff of the Treasury Department, on December 11, 1941, announced the appointment of fifty state residents who were to help with the sale of war bonds. [...] In July 1943 the following were carrying much of the load: [...] Frank Sanders, Gillette, Campbell County chairman [...]

Series E bonds were marketed as war bonds in World War II Series E bonds were marketed as war bonds in World War II [War_Bond]

[...] The Office of Defense Transportation early in 1942 asked that state and county fairs be abandoned on a voluntary basis to save transportation. Accordingly, Goshen County gave up its fair and Gillette decided not to hold its Roundup. Sheridan dropped its fair and rodeo in 1943 and Cody stopped its Stampede.

During the same winter, stockmen groused about antelope [pronghorn]. A spokesman, Alex Maycock of Gillette, asked "Is the State Game and Fish commission an asset or a liability to the farmers of and stockmen of Wyoming? Is an animal that devours grain crop less predatory than the animal that devours a lamp?" To relieve pressure, the Game and Fish Department moved antelope [pronghorn] by the truckload from Campbell County to counties in the southeastern part of the state.

Gillette had a community council which arranged summer recreation programs, and school authorities there took the lead in organizing a recreation center for the youth of the town in 1943.

[...] Cattlemen at the Wyoming Stock Growers convention in Gillette in June 1942 regarded Selective Service as "the biggest single threat to the industry." [...]

The State Department of Education co-operated with the United States Office of Education in arranging for the teaching of trades in short-unit courses to out-of-school youths and adults. [...] During the early Defense Training period, courses were offered at Casper, Cheyenne, Wyoming Aircraft School, Cody, Fort Warren, Gillette, Hawk Springs, Evanston, Fort Laramie, Huntley, Laramie, Lingle, Lusk, Midwest, Newcastle, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Torrington, and Wheatland. [...]

Population of all Incorporated Places and of Unincorporated Places of 1,000 or more in Wyoming 1950 and 1940.

City, town, or unincorporated place | County | 1950 | 1940
Gillette | Campbell | 2,191 | 2,177

Population of Gillette Population of Gillette [Gillette_Census]

Media Books

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 Through 2007

1866 Dark Angel. (Series; Adventure; Fox; 2000-2002). Manticore is a secret genetics lab in the mountains of Gillette, Wyoming, that is seeking to produce superior humans for the military. Women are used to produce the children whose DNA will be altered by scientists. The mother and child, however, are never permitted to meet. [Encyclopedia_TV-2009]

Ah yes, the famed mountains of Gillette. Complete with forests of pine trees and powdery snow. A regular ski resort. The real Gillette is in the treeless high plains. See the Dark Angel TV show entry for more information.

George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success

Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Director Steven Spielberg

Producer Julia and Michael Phillips

Production Company Columbia Pictures Corp.

Story and Screenplay by Steven Spielberg

Cast Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaunt, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Filming Locations United States locations: Gillette, Wyoming; Mobile, Alabama; Mojave Desert, California; India location with 3,500 extras

Genre Sci-Fi

Format Color (Metrocolor)

Initial Release 11/16/1977

Rerelease 1980 (Special Edition)

Running 135 minutes (rerelease 132 minutes)

MPAA Rating PG [George_Blockbusting-2010]

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was not filmed in Gillette. I don't know where they got that information from, but it isn't true. The film crew came through Gillette, people from Gillette were extras, and others such as a veterinarian from Gillette helped in production, though no filming was done here.

Gillette only appears in the movie as a name on a globe Gillette only appears in the movie as a name on a globe [Close_Encounters-2007]

Wyoming, A History of Film and Video in the 20th Century

The HTML book is similar to this list because it covers movies made in Wyoming, but in more detail. It includes a detailed backstory of the oil fire in October 1967 and how the film crew for the movie Hellfighters came to record it.

Quite some time before any filming was set to commence on this movie, on October 10, 1967, a 9,200 ft. [2,804.16 meters] deep wildcat oil well, about 8 miles [12.87 kilometers] west of Gillette, caught fire and became quite an area spectacle while melting a 100 ft. [30.48 meters] tall (some reported 120 ft. [36.57 meters]) metal derrick in less than 25 minutes and then spewed black smoke as far east as the Black Hills of South Dakota. [...]

On Saturday, October 14th, 1967, Universal producer Robert Arthur brought a [Douglas] DC3 aircraft into Casper [, Wyoming] loaded with 40,000 ft. [12,192 meters] of film, 6,600 lbs. [2,993.70 kilograms] of camera equipment, and a dozen support personnel including a cameraman named Bill "Buttercup" Ranaldi. (It's good to have a nickname around an oil well fire, although the other 11 on the crew - didn't have one.) [...] [Wyoming_Film-2001]

Military Books

25th Naval Construction Battalion: Pacific Diary

World War II 25th Naval Construction Battalion insignia World War II 25th Naval Construction Battalion insignia

Names and Addresses of Personnel

Bennett, Daniel G. M. Box 444, Gillette, Wyoming.

Charlie Company: Group I Charlie Company: Group I

Top Row: C. M. Henson, E. W. Parsons, D. A. Mclauchlin, R. L. Parham, S. J. Carter, R. Graham, J. D. Clanton, C. J. Staunton, A. E. Zuccone, M. Moss, M. F. Reddick.

Center Row: F. Tyo, F. Pierce, J. J. Kelleher, J. Voyles, R. S. Dupuy, L. M. Jones, G. Austin, E. C. Shingledecker, D. Powell, V. T. Cannon, B. L. Ackerman, J. Senterfit.

Front Row: J. G. Morris, D. Dupont, R. F. Myers, D. G. M. Bennett, C. Flowers, J. O. Shelburne, T. S. Waker, T. E. Meeks, C. J. Lataxes, E. E. Lowe, G. H. Brown, O. C. Hill. [25th_Naval-1946]

The 88th Division in the World War of 1914-1918

351st Infantry

Company E

Todd, Earl C., Private, 1st Class, Box 511, Gillette, Wyoming. [88th_Division-1919]

Earl C. Todd at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 35, lot 45 Earl C. Todd at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 35, lot 45

An Historical & Technical Biography of the Twenty-First Engineers, Light Railway. United States Army.

Roster of the 21st Regiment Engineers (L. R.)

Company I

Allen, J. A., Private 1st, Class, Gillette, Wyoming. [21st_Engineers-1919]

History of the 110th Infantry (10th Pa.) of the 28th Division, U.S.A. 1917 - 1919

Individual Record of Enlisted Men

Calihan, John F. (516822) Corporal Company B; Assgd. October 12, 1918; Discharged May 23, 1919; Gillette, Wyoming. [110th_Infantry-1920]

A History of the Sixty-Sixth Field Artillery Brigade, American Expeditionary Forces

*Served with Brigade at Front. **Wounded in Action. ***Killed in Action or Died from Wounds, Disease or Accident.

Enlisted Men

Battery "B" 148th Field Artillery.

*Wright, James C. Private First Class. Gillette, Wyoming.

*Gibson, Douglas G. Private. Gillette, Wyoming.

*Dunlap, Earl. Sergeant. Gillette, Wyoming.

*Engdahl, Merle S. Corporal. Gillette, Wyoming.

***Parry, Raymond F. Corporal. Gillette, Wyoming.

*Corley, Edward J. Wagoner. Gillette, Wyoming.

*Spielman, Aaron M. Private First Class. Gillette, Wyoming.

Battery "E" 148th Field Artillery.

*Fox, George V. Corporal. Gillette, Wyoming.

Spielman, Jesse E. Corporal. Gillette, Wyoming.

*Raitt, John. Wagoner. Gillette, Wyoming. [66th_Artillery-1919]

Douglas G. Gibson at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 34, lot 20 Douglas G. Gibson at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 34, lot 20

A History of the Sixty-Third U.S. Infantry 1917-1919

Company "D"

Privates

Drew, Albert B. C.,
Gillette, Wyoming [63rd_Infantry-1920]

The Price of Our Heritage: In Memory of the Heroic Dead of the 168 Infantry

Carl J. Cook Carl J. Cook

Cook, Carl J. 84334

Private Company F

Killed at Champagne Front [, France] July 15th [, 1918].

Buried in Grave Number 13.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Cook, Gillette, Wyoming.

Private Cook was killed instantly as the company was going into the trenches. He had been serving as a stretcher bearer and was at the end of the line. He had carried wounded all night long during the bombardment of July 14th, never faltering through all the shell fire. Private Cook showed great courage and faithfulness at this work and was a willing and hard soldier.

Carl J. Cook listed a second time with another photo. Carl J. Cook listed a second time with another photo.

Cook, Carl J. 84334

Private Company F

Killed July 15, 1918, Champagne [, France]. Buried July 16, Grave Number 13.

Private Cook was our first replacement from the 41st Division.

He was a willing and hard working soldier. Cook had carried wounded during the bombardment of July 14, never stopping through all the shell fire. He showed great courage and faithfulness while at his work. He was killed by a bursting shell the morning of the 15th, while on duty in the front line trench, in Lorraine, Chateau Thierry, St [, France].

Emergency address, Harvey J. Cook, Gillette, Wyoming [Price_Heritage-1919]

This portrait of Carl J. Cook from 1917 to 1918 is the uncropped version used in the book. This portrait of Carl J. Cook from 1917 to 1918 is the uncropped version used in the book. [Carl_Cook]

Carl J. Cook was later reburied at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in block 7, lot 21 Carl J. Cook was later reburied at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in block 7, lot 21

Twelfth U.S. Infantry, 1798-1919: Its Story - By Its Men

Roster of Officers and Men of Twelfth U.S. Infantry 1918-1919

Company "A"

Privates

Moore, Ed., Gillette, Wyoming [12th_Infantry-1919]

When It Mattered Most: Remembering Our Fallen Medical Personnel in Iraq-Afghanistan

Tyler D. Prewitt Tyler D. Prewitt

Tyler D. Prewitt

Died: September 28, 2004

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Branch: United States Army

Tyler was born in Gillette, Wyoming, in 1982 [....] [When_Mattered-2009]

The rest is about his life in another state.

With the 364th Infantry in America, France, and Belgium

Roster Note

%--Members of Regiment prior to March 1st. The dates used with officers' names indicate the time they left the Regiment. *--Wounded in action. T--Cited for Exceptional bravery and meritorious conduct under fire.

One-Pound Section

Privates

Muller, Joseph A., Box 172, Gillette, Wyoming.

Company "K"

Privates

*Clements, Clyde R., Gillette, Wyoming.

Company "L"

Privates

*Gupton, Earl S., Gillette, Wyoming [364th_Infantry-1919]

Earl Steven Gupton at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 2, lot 8 Earl Steven Gupton at Mount Pisgah Cemetery block 2, lot 8

Mystery Books

Jesse Stone

Joe Pickett

The Posadas County Mysteries

A Walt Longmire Mystery

Nonfiction Books

101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness

11. Just say NO

Here's some advice found on the back of the business card of attorney William Curley of Gillette, Wyoming:

If the police officer says...
"Please open the trunk."
"May I come in the house?"
"I'd like you to do some tests."
"Do you understand your rights?"
"Would you like to give a statement?"
Then politely, on the advice of counsel....
Just say NO. [101_Things-1999]

As of 2018 William Curley no longer practices in Gillette. He is the Weston County Attorney in Newcastle, Wyoming, so it looks like he joined the other side. The card is good advice. I heard that when attorneys are called the first thing they do is rush to their clients before they open their mouths.

While outside the scope of this document I will add a few things to his card. Law professor James Duane and Officer George Bruch have an excellent talk called Don't Talk to the Police. They show how even those who are innocent and tell the police things they already know can still be convicted by talking. Another set of videos by Flex Your Rights shows you how to handle police encounters politely while exercising your rights in tough situations including those where the cops search you illegally.

1,628 Country Shortcuts From 1,628 Country People

If you keep flour on hand all the time, place the flour in the freezer for a few days every few months. That will keep the bugs out of it.
--Hazel Williams
Gillette, Wyoming [1628_Shortcuts-1995]

To be clear freezing the flour does not keep the insects out. It kills them and their eggs. You will still eat them when you use the flour. If that sounds disgusting try looking up all the micro organisms and bacteria you consume.

Red flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum) are commonly found in stored flour. Red flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum) are commonly found in stored flour. [Red_Beetle]

The insects described are typically flour beetles, though there are several other types. Almost all of these beetles look the same. Here are just a few species of insects you can find in flour.

Adams Resume Almanac

In a fictional sample resume Gillette is used as an example. In reality the schools in Gillette are run by Campbell County School District Number 1 and when this was written Campbell County High School was the only high school.

City of Gillette School Department
Gillette, WY
1983-1987

Transitional Aid
Responsible for ensuring the safety of students and security of school property at Madison Park High School [Adams_Resume-1994]

America the Beautiful: Wyoming

Gillette lies in the shadow of the Black Hills in parched, treeless northeastern Wyoming. The region is rich in deposits of petroleum and low-sulfur coal. Strip-mining has left its scars on much of the surrounding land. But fossil fuels have also brought prosperity to Gillette, which has one of the best school systems in the state, Gillette students even have their own planetarium. [America_Beautiful-2000]

The planetarium described is at Sage Valley Junior High School.

Brand Book of the Montana Stock Growers' Association for 1899

G. de Saumarey Hamilton brands G. de Saumarey Hamilton brands

G. de Saumarey Hamilton.

Post Office Address, Gillette, Crook County, Wyoming.
Foreman, Charles E. Kent, Omstead, Wyoming.

Range, Omstead Creek
Little Powder River

Ear-mark,

Other brands on cattle,

Vent on horses,

Other brands on horses, [Brand_1899]

In 1899 Campbell County didn't exist yet and Gillette was part of Crook County.

Brand Book of the Montana Stock Growers' Association for 1903

G. de Saumarey Hamilton brands G. de Saumarey Hamilton brands

G. de Saumarey Hamilton.

Post Office Address, Gillette, Wyoming.
Foreman, M. H. Swartz, Gillette, Wyoming.

Range, Elk, Bitter, and Omstead Creek, Little Powder River.

Earmark

Other brands on cattle,

Vent for horses, [Brand_1903]

Britannica Book of the Year

Every year since 1938 Encyclopedia Britannica publishes a book of news and information about the previous year.

Britannica Book of the Year 1977

Mining and Quarrying

Four coal mines in the Powder River Basin of eastern Wyoming got a go-ahead from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The projects had been blocked for over a year by a temporary court injunction requested by the Sierra Club which was lifted in January by the U.S. Supreme Court. The mines were being developed by Atlantic Richfield, Carter Oil, Kerr-McGee, and Wyodak Resources. Secretary of the Interior Thomas Kleppe said that Wyoming's reclamation laws would apply to the four operations. Construction of Sun Oil Company's new Cordero mine near Gillette, Wyoming, was completed in December. This mine was expected ultimately to reach a producing capacity of 15 million tons per year. When achieved, this would be 60% larger than the top U.S. producer in 1975. [Britannica_Year-1977]

The Cordero Mine was later merged into Cordero Rojo Mine which is a combination of Cordero Mine and Caballo Rojo Mine.

Britannica Book of the Year 1980

Mining and Quarrying

Kerr-McGee Coal Corp. began operations in August at Clovis Point mine, eight miles [12.87 kilometers] east of Gillette, Wyoming. During 1979 about 700,000 tons of coal were mined there and shipped to Cajun Electric Cooperative in Louisiana. By 1981 the mine was scheduled to be producing at the rate of 4.5 million tons a year. Approved reclamation programs for this surface mine would, it was hoped, make the surrounding grasslands more productive than before mining began. [Britannica_Year-1980]

Clovis Point Mine was merged into what is now Wyodak Mine. I don't have the numbers for Clovis Point Mine, but Wyodak Mine didn't produce 4.5 million tons a year until 2003. As for reclamation local rancher LJ Turner has said reclaimed land is nowhere near as productive as it was before mining. The mines would probably say otherwise.

Britannica Book of the Year 1990

Rodeo

Other 1989 [National Finals] champions included [...] Marvin Garrett, Gillette, Wyoming, $105,931 in bareback riding (second title) [...] [Britannica_Year-1990]

Country Fact Files: The United States

[image - not shown here]

Strip mines like this one at Gillette, Wyoming, can produce coal cheaply but they damage the environment unless the land is restored afterward. [Country_Fact-1994]

Similar photo to the one from the book not shown. Taken at North Antelope Rochelle mine. Similar photo to the one from the book not shown. Taken at North Antelope Rochelle mine. [Coal_Shovel]

Reclaimed mine land just north of Gillette next to Eagle Butte Mine. Dry Fork Station is in the background. Reclaimed mine land just north of Gillette next to Eagle Butte Mine. Dry Fork Station is in the background.

Cowgirls: Women of the Wild West

[photo - not shown here]

Dudine Liz Ludlow of Springfield, Ohio, accompanied by her sister Kathryn, visited Eatons' Ranch from 1919-1928. Daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Ludlow could afford the best. She commissioned Rex Schnitger, a well-known bit and spur maker living in Gillette, Wyoming, to make these classic Wyoming-style, silver-mounted spurs, c. 1920. Ludlow's name and Eaton Ranch are written on the spur straps. Butters Collection. [Cowgirls_Women-2000]

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum has a display of spurs that includes a pair made by Rex Schnitger. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum has a display of spurs that includes a pair made by Rex Schnitger.

DK Eyewitness Guides: Natural Disasters

Visual guide to natural disasters for younger readers.

Thunderclouds over Gillette, Wyoming, USA

[image - not shown here] [Eyewitness_Guides-2006]

The photo is a bland scene of some gray clouds over prairie. The same photo appears in Weather: Spectacular Images of the World's Extraordinary Climate as a hailstorm.

Eccentric Circles: Around America in a House on Wheels

In 1982 the author and his wife drove an RV across the country. While in Gillette two men began flirting with his wife. Back then there was many more men than women so I doubt they cared much if she was married. Too bad he didn't say which cafe it was. His wife died some time ago and the author himself died in 2018 so we will never know.

There was no doubt about its [Wyoming] being thinly populated as we drove toward Gillette on U.S. 16 through a region of dry creekbeds, few cattle, nary a tree. The most prominent feature was the pumps over the oil wells, dark iron birds rocking their beaks up and down to suck out insides of the earth. For this land of cowboys and cattle ranching, the greatest potential wealth lies in oil and gas and coal reserves. [Eccentric_Circles-1991]

The rest is about the two men flirting with his wife.

Emma Willard and Her Pupils or Fifty Years of Troy Female Seminary 1822-1872

Blake, Catharine T.,

Daughter of Joshua and Martha H. (Eckles) Blake, was born in Chester, S. C. She attended Troy Seminary from 1855 to 1857.

She married, in 1860, Dr. R. T. Knox, of Gonzales, Texas, (a native of Danville, Kentucky) Their children were three sons and two daughters: Dr. Thomas R. Knox of Halletsville, Texas; Martha M., wife of Henry Remshel, of Kerrville, Texas; James A. Knox, of Kerrville; Robert Knox, medical student; and Catharine Blake, wife of T. W. Matthews, of Gillette, Wyoming. Mrs. Knox belongs to the "Eastern Star" organization.

Address, in 1896, Mrs. Catharine T. Knox, Gonzales, Tex. [Emma_Pupils-1898]

The Greenpeace Guide to Anti-environmental Groups

The Abundant Wildlife Society of North America (AWS)

12665 Hwy 59N
Gillette WY 82716
+1-307-683-2826

The Abundant Wildlife Society was founded by former cattleman Dick Mader in 1989, to obstruct environmentalists' efforts to reintroduce the endangered gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park. AWS claims to have built a broad membership spanning all 50 states, Canada and Europe, but knowledgeable environmentalists call it a "minor irritation."

Dick's son Troy considers himself the world's leading expert on the wolf. In an effort to turn public opinion against wolves, he distributes booklets with gory photographs of deer, sheep and cattle allegedly mauled or killed by gray wolves. He claims that the reason "wolves regularly attack people in" India is that it "has a philosophy of environmentalism."

In the US, AWS has linked arms with the Wise Use movement and is a member of the Alliance for America. It's added the Endangered Species Act and other key environmental legislation to its hit list.

Funding

Members are primarily fur trappers, ranchers and hunters, but AWS doesn't publicly disclose their identities.

Officers

Dick Mader, President. Troy Mader, Director of Research. E. L. Leser, Public Relations [Greenpeace_Guide-1994]

The Maders and their AWS group failed. Wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park 2 years after the book in 1995. As of 2018 there are a few hundred wolves in Wyoming.

Both Dick Mader and Troy Mader are dead. At some point Troy Mader took over AWS and I assume it was after the death of his father. Troy died in an ATV accident at age 60 in 2016. He also ran a now dead AWS website. I couldn't find any recent mentions of the group so it seems to have disappeared as well. Whatever minor irritation they were to Greenpeace is over.

Guys and a Whole Lot More: Advice for Teen Girls on Almost Anything

The book is a collection of advice columns including a girl from Gillette who asked for help with a stepfather who rejected her.

Dear Susie:

About two years ago my mom remarried. This guy is a real JERK. He and my mom fight about me all the time. He tells her I'm a bum and white trash and that he doesn't ever want to become family with me! He's not physically abusive, but I feel I'm being verbally abused.

I know you're going to say, "Talk with your mom about it." Believe me, I have--many times! It doesn't help. What should I do?

Gillette, Wyoming [Guys_Advice-1998]

Most of the questions are typical ones you would find in any advice column, but wow there are some intense questions in the book. Right next to this one was a girl being molested by her brother refusing to ruin his life and break up her family by speaking out asking if she will go to hell for killing herself.

Hometown Declarations: America's Self-Proclaimed World Capitals

A book about self-proclaimed capitals must be about Gillette calling it self the energy capital of the nation. It is on all the welcome to Gillette signs and the city uses it as its motto. Let's see what the book has to say about it.

Gillette, Wyoming

ATV Capital of the World

Gillette is relatively a new capital. On May 19, 2007, the mayor proclaimed his town the "Capital of ATV's". The ATV club has donated over 20 acres for an ATV park. Recently, the ATV National Headquarters was established in Gillette. "ATV Weekend" is a scheduled event in September. [Hometown_Declarations-2008]

I have never heard of this or seen an ATV park in the area. There is a Gillett, Wisconsin which does call it self the ATV capital of the world. So the author mixed up the cities somewhere along the way. It's an easy and understandable mistake to make.

I went to report the error because the book has URLs for the author's blog and publisher, but the publishers domain is expired and there was no contact information on the blog. The author included this disclaimer at the beginning of the book.

DISCLAIMER-The author of this book cannot guarantee the accuracy or the validity of any of the information presented. The author assumes no responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or any inconsistency herein. Any slights of people, places, or organizations are unintentional. The intention of this book is for entertainment purposes and is not intended to be a historical work of facts. However, every effort has been made to give the most popular and accurate accounts of the origins of these names presented in this work. The real truth probably lies somewhere between the legends, the hear-say, and the reported facts.

The real truth about Gillette lies somewhere other than this book.

I Didn't Know That About Wyoming!

Campbell:
This county was named for two men with the surname of Campbell. John A. Campbell was Wyoming's first territorial governor, from April 15, 1869, until March 1, 1875, when he resigned. Campbell had served as assistant secretary of war in President Grant's cabinet before becoming the territorial governor. The county was also named for Robert Campbell, who was a member of the Willam Ashley expedition which explored the wilderness Wyoming during the 1820s and 1830s. The county of Campbell was formed May 23, 1911. Gillette is the county seat. [I_Know_Wyoming-1987]

John Allen Campbell around 1870 John Allen Campbell around 1870 [John_Campbell]

Illustrated Dictionary of Place Names: United States and Canada

Gillette, Wyoming. (county seat of Campbell County). [Named] For Weston E. Gillette, surveyor for the Burlington railroad. An earlier name was Donkey Town. [Illustrated_Dictionary_Place-1976]

This was pulled straight from Wyoming Place Names which was published two years earlier.

The Jews of Wyoming: Fringe of the Diaspora

A high-quality photobook with profiles from 1860 to 2000. People in the book are considered Jewish by race, religion, or both. [Jews_Wyoming-2000]

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

In the section about Prisoner's Dilemma a fictional car repair shop in Gillette is used in an example. The repair shop and city it is in are irrelevant. [Metamagical_Themas-1985]

National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light

Small photobook split by time of day - dawn, sunrise, morning, midday, afternoon, sunset, twilight, and night. The photo of Gillette Thunder Speedway is in the twilight chapter and spans two pages.

[photo - not shown here]

George Steinmetz | Gillette, Wyoming

The warm light of a snack bar beckons drivers and spectators to compare notes on the races at Gillette Thunder Speedway, a three-eights-mile [0.60 kilometers] banked track in northeastern, Wyoming. [National_Dawn-2013]

I was a bit disappointed in the quality of the photo considering it is National Geographic. Instead of some unbelievable shot where you wonder "why aren't my photos that good?" we get a blurry night shot of people in line at a snack bar.

The New Mom's Manual: Over 800 Tips and Advice From Hundreds of Moms For Baby's First Year

Sheila Billick from Gillette gave several paragraphs worth of advice in 5 different tips spread throughout the book. [New_Mom-2001]

Portrait of America: Wyoming

A short book for children with some Wyoming history and the lives of people who work there including a section about coal mining.

[...] But for many years at the Cordero Mining Company in Gillette, Wyoming, no one told them to Marilyn Boone. [...]

[image of Marilyn Boone - not shown here] [Portrait_America-1996]

Red Fenwick's West: Yesterday and Today

In a wild mix of fantastic stories (or perhaps tall tales), history, and travel experience Fenwick's book covers much of Wyoming, but only makes a passing mention of Gillette.

On Taking Up a Collection

Some people go in for milder fields of "collection" like stamps or milk bottle caps. There's a man in Gillette, Wyoming, who says he owns 100,000 buttons. [Red_Fenwick-1983]

I seriously suggest you read at least the first section called My Heart's in Wyoming. You may feel affirmation of your way of life, like a weak city slicker, or maybe nostalgia if that time has come and gone.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

[...] It crops out along most of the distance between Moorcroft, Wyoming and Gillette, Wyoming; watch for yellow sandstones interbedded with gray shales and coal beds. Gillette is on the Wasatch formation, drab sandstones and variegated claystones.

Gillette was named after Weston Gillette, a civil engineer who directed construction of the Burlington Railroad in 1891. Previous names for the town were "Donkey Town," after Donkey Creek which flows nearby, and "Rocky Pile," after Rocky Draw. The first airplane flown in Wyoming was at Gillette on July 4, 1911. Today, Gillette is a major energy center for the northern Powder River Basin, with numerous coal mines and oil fields in the vicinity.

Interstate 90 crosses the vast expanse of the central Powder River Basin between Gillette and Buffalo. The floor of the basin is covered by the flat-lying Eocene Wasatch formation, noted for its drab sand tones, variegated claystones, and interbedded coals. It was deposited by streams around 50 million years ago, after retreat of the marine Cretaceous seaway and the Laramide orogeny. The rolling hills of Wasatch strata, covered with grass and sage, form a classic Wyoming basin scene.

The unusual "haystack" topography near Gillette is caused by resistant beds of "clinker," or burned coal and clay, that caps individual haystacks. Erosion dissected the land into isolated buttes and hills, each protected by a remnant of clinker at the top. [Roadside_Geology-2007]

The historical data on Gillette is straight out of the book Wyoming Place Names which is also on this list.

Should Junk Food Be Sold In Schools?

The book reprints a Wall Street Journal article from 2007. It discusses a controversial wellness program in Campbell County schools. Parents got letters inviting "select students" to join a fitness and nutrition program. The kids thought the schools were piling on with the bullies and parents were upset their kids were euphemistically being called fat. [Should_Junk-2011]

Technical Report Writing Today

The book uses a fictional publication with Gillette as an example city.

Elements of a Letter

If you know only a Post Office box (say, from a job ad), use a subject line.

Box 4721 ML
The Daily Planet
Gillette, WY 82716
Subject: Application for Oil Rig Manager [Technical_Report-2002]

Weather: Spectacular Images of the World's Extraordinary Climate

Hailstorm, Gillette, Wyoming

[photo - not shown here] [Weather_Images-2006]

The photo shows some empty prairie with gray clouds. It's not as interesting as the rest of the book. The same photo appears in DK Eyewitness Guides: Natural Disasters.

Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-Footed Ferret

I follow the interstate [90] west over the gradual rise of the Black Hills and enter Wyoming. Passing through the gas and coal mining city of Gillette, where a boom in natural gas production has caused a Grapes-of-Wrath style migration of workers from small towns in the Midwest and beyond. [...] [Wild_Again-2014]

Even though the book was released in 2014 what is being described happened a few years before that.

Wyoming Pageant

An example of what may be accomplished by group action is shown in the control of the burning coal fields near Gillette. There were at one time thirty burning mines. Obviously the individual could do nothing. These fires, one of which had been burning for almost half a century, were caused either by lightning, campers' fires or spontaneous combustion. No one knows their origin, and they would probably have continued to burn had it not been for young men from a CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps] camp who finally brought the flames under control. [Wyoming_Pageant-1946]

Railroad Books

Burlington Route: A History of the Burlington Lines

The title gives away everything the book is about. Gillette is barely mentioned, but the book might be useful if you are interested in the history of the railroad that created Gillette.

Then, because of the extremely tight money situation, work was temporarily suspended; after all, the company [Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad] had spent about two and a third million dollars during 1890 for the lines into the Black Hills, and another two thirds of a million on extending the main stem to Merino [now Upton, Wyoming]. Not until the summer of 1891 did work begin again; the railhead reached Gillette in August of that year. Once again there was a pause, but in 1892 the line was brought into Sheridan, on November 26. [Burlington_Route-1965]

Railroad Postcards in the Age of Steam

Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyoming Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyoming

This "birdseye" real-photo card catches the railroad facilities and commercial and residential sections of a raw Gillette, Wyoming, a town created by the Burlington Route in the state's northeastern section. [Railroad_Postcards-1994]

The city was named after Edward Gillette a surveyor for Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad for shortening the line. The route was being built from east to west.

1892 Burlington Route Map 1892 Burlington Route Map [Burlington_Map]

Trails to Rails: A History of Wyoming's Railroads

[photo not shown here]

Gillette, looking north - ca 1898. The Chief Surveyor for the B&M, Edward Gillette, had saved the company a substantial sum of money by rerouting the proposed line west of Newcastle, and was rewarded by having a station named after him. (Wyoming Division of Cultural Resources)

[....]

1914 - The Wyoming Railway

[...] The town [Buffalo, Wyoming] was left out of all original railroad plans, with the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad eventually surveying and building a line 35 miles [56.32 kilometers] to the north through Gillette and Sheridan, Wyoming.

[....]

The North & South hauled passenger and supplies to the oil towns serving the Salt Creek Field, and often returned with sheep and cattle from Gillette, Wyoming; Kaycee, Wyoming; and Buffalo, Wyoming area ranchers wanting to ship to distant markets. Farmers and ranchers in the Powder River Basin liked the access to the North & South because of the abundance of water along the Salt Creek valley for watering their stock. [...]

1979 - The Burlington Northern

In 1972 the Burlington Northern, successor to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, built a 15-mile spur from its northeast Wyoming main line at Donkey Creek, ten miles east of Gillette, to an Amax Coal Mine recently opened in the Powder River Basin. Demand for Powder River Basin coal mushroomed as a result of the country's increasing appetite for clean burning fuel, and it soon became apparent that additional trackage would be needed to connect lines to the east and south.

The last significant railroad construction in Wyoming in the 20th century was the completion of a 126-mile [202.77 kilometer] line from the Donkey Creek spur to Orin Junction in October 1979 to haul coal from the Powder River Basin, with additional spurs to other open pit coal mines being developed both north and south of the main BN [Burlington Northern] tracks. [...] [Trails_Rails-2003]

I came across this book because it was used as a reference in Images of America: Gillette, but little is said about Gillette in it that isn't widely known or repeated many times in other books. I suppose you have to cite the information from somewhere.

In the 1970s Burlington Northern produced a promotional video called Western Coal Connection about the Orin Line mentioned in the book. It showcases the Orin Line being built from Gillette.

Romance Books

Everyone has seen their covers of men with rippling muscles, open shirts, and lowered waist bands. What will surprise you is just how many of them feature Gillette, though mostly as a quick setting or a minor backdrop to the story.

B.A.D. Agency

A spy thriller romance series.

Number 4 - Silent Truth

"We go to Gillette. Next town east of here. I have identification, credit cards, cash... things in a bank vault. We'll fly from there to Chicago."

Before this they were staying in Buffalo, Wyoming which is just west of Gillette. In real life the Campbell County-Gillette Airport does not fly directly to Chicago, Illinois, but you can take a connecting flight from Denver, Colorado or Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately the author skips over what the characters do in Gillette and goes straight to a sex scene after this. As you can see Gillette doesn't play a major role in the story.

She had on a new pair of jeans and a pink knit top from the several outfits he'd bought her in Gillette, Wyoming, before they took off for Chicago.

[....]

He'd put in a call to her mom's medical center when they reached Gillette, but her mother had been out of the room having tests. [Silent_Truth-2010]

The cover threw me off when I went to organize the book in this index. The long haired Fabio clones and muscled cowboys are replaced with a lizard. Once I started reading the book I realized it was clearly another romance novel. If you love these kinds of books and want obscure Gillette references you might as well read it, but for me it would have been more interesting if it was about the lizard.

Celestial Justice

Celestial Justice is an erotic gay series for adults. When I asked Serena Yates to confirm if the books were about Gillette she wrote this back to me.

what an interesting project. And yes, all three novellas are set in Gilette, Wyoming. Taharial's Struggle is set there entirely (well, Heaven and there), in Sachael's Test the main characters end up there, and in Mihael's Trial they start off in Santa Fe but also end up in Gilette and all six main characters stay there as their new center of activity. So yes, Gilette is pretty important.

Number 4 - Taharial's Struggle

The author told me this book is almost entirely set in Gillette. It is rare to find a fiction book that has Gillette as the main setting. [Taharial_Struggle]

Number 5 - Sachael's Test

The author told me characters in this book end up in Gillette. [Sachael_Test]

Number 6 - Mihael's Trial

The author told me the main characters in this book start in Santa Fe, New Mexico and end up in Gillette. [Mihael_Trial]

Creekside Story

Creekside Store is a book series in German. I spoke with the author Ulrike Dietmann this was her response.

I actually spent a whole year in wonderful Gillette, Wyoming, visiting the Campbell County High School as an exchange student in 1980. It was an unforgettable experience.

The memories of the life and people I met there, inspired me many years later, after I had become a professional author, to write three books on the Wyoming Horse world. I have been back to Gillette and Wyoming several times since, doing research for the books. The books; play on the Lake ranch not far from Gillette.

The books are for riders and horse people from the age of 12 on and portrait the life on a typical Wyoming ranch, the riding activities like branding, cattle driving, rodeo, and the deep love for horses and nature. The main characters of the three books are young women who meet the challenges of life in the prairie and and falling in love for the first time in their lives.

The ranch she is talking about is the Lake Ranch in Hulett, Wyoming.

Moonwalker - Pferd Der Freiheit

I can't read German so I verified this book by translating excerpts. According to Google Translate the title is Horse of Freedom and the excerpts mention Gillette for the coal mining and travel. One of the characters wears a jacket that says "Rodeo Club Gillette Wyoming". I don't know the context of any of these, but they don't seem important to the story. [Creekside-Moonwalker]

The Greys of Montana

Number 1 - Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy

A run down trailer park in Gillette was the home of one of the characters in the story.

Go to Gillette, Wyoming, look around for the biggest wastes of human space involved in some or other depressingly public downward spiral, and that was likely to be a Cooper family gathering en route to another disaster. [Greys-Christmas]

While the story is fiction there are several run down trailer parks in and around Gillette. The trailer parks were mostly built during the coal boom of the 1970s when there was a housing shortage. Many trailers in those areas are from the 1970s and 1980s.

I wrote to the author Megan Crane asking about the Gillette reference in the book. I mentioned I had found several other romance books as well mentioning Gillette and she wrote this back.

I'm not surprised there are a lot of romance novels that mention Gillette. We romance writers and readers love our western cities-and our cowboys!

Why I picked Gillette: I needed the hero to come from a place that it would make sense for the heroine to think about while she drove from Denver to a fictional town near Bozeman, Montana, which meant I wanted something in Wyoming. And I picked Gillette because I thought a smaller western city with a mining background made a nice contrast between the character Dare's somewhat desperate roots with his current lofty, intellectual pursuits.

Hope Springs

Number 1 - Second Chance Ranch

Book includes a passing mention of Gillette as a character travels to the fictional Hope Springs, Wyoming in the first chapter.

It involved a flight from Nashville, Tennessee, to Gillette, Wyoming--during the last leg of which she'd prayed for her soul with every bump the tiny plane hit--and an hour drive in a truck several years older than she was. [Hope-Chance]

An hour of driving from Gillette could reach many cities including Buffalo, Wright, Savagton, Upton, Osage, Sundance, Rozet, Moorcroft, Pine Haven, Hulett, Weston, Recluse, Arvada, and so on.

Rough Riders

Rough Riders is another western romance novel series. There are 16 books and some short stories in the series which ran from around 2007-2015. Each book cover has hairless muscular cowboys.

Number 2 - Rode Hard, Put Up Wet

"The foundry in Gillette, Wyoming, called me, in Denver, to ask why you dan't picked up your statues. [...] "Nothin' I can't handle. Look. I was just on my way to Gillette---" a total lie, [...] [Rough-Wet]

The location is unimportant to the story. I have never read or heard of Gillette having foundry that makes statues.

Number 4 - Tied Up, Tied Down

The book has a passing mention of Gillette.

Sky flipped it over. No return address. Post marked Gillette, Wyoming...two months ago. [...] [Rough-Tied]

Travel Books

Lodging For a Night

Gillette, Wyoming. Population 1,500. Altitude 4,529' [1,380 meters]. (Shell J-2) 126 Miles [202.77 kilometers] West of Black Hills.

16--Coal. Oil.

It is a long drive from Buffalo to the Black Hills. Accommodations are few and far between. At present it seems that Mrs. Wilhelm's Tourist Home is the best bet between these points. [Lodging_Night-1940]

The elevation of Gillette is now measured at 4,554 feet or 1,388 meters.

Mobil Travel Guide: Northwest

Gillette

The city calls itself the "Energy Capital of the Nation" due its location near the development of coal, oil and methane gas. Its newspaper, The News Record, began in 1904 and is now the oldest business in Campbell County.

Information: Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, 314 S. Gillette Ave., 82716, +1-307-686-0040, +1-800-544-6136; http://www.gillettechamber.com

[...]

Hotels

(2 Stars) Clarion Hotel 2009 S. Douglas Hwy., Gillette, 82718, +1-307-686-3000, +1-800-686-3068; http://www.westernplaza.com

159 rooms. Pets accepted; fee. Complimentary continental breakfast. Check-in 2 p.m., check-out 11 a.m. Restaurant, bar. Fitness room. Indoor pool, whirlpool. Airport transportation available. \$ [Mobil_Travel-2008]

The poor description of Gillette reads like it was ripped straight from the old Wikipedia entry available when this was written. The only thing to do wasn't even in the city. The Clarion Hotel listed is now Ramada.

The Rockies

Dalbey Lake, Gillette Dalbey Lake, Gillette

Coal lies so close to the surface around Gillette that lightning has been known to ignite the seams and cast a pall of smoke over the area. Several of the nation's largest strip mines operate nearby, making Wyoming the country's leading coal producer. Mine tours are sometimes offered in the summer; check with the Chamber of Commerce (+1-307-682-3673). The Campbell County Rockpile Museum (900 W. 2nd St. +1-307-682-5723. Closed Sunday September-May) celebrates Gillette's prehistoric and frontier past with stone points and scrapers, cases of antique rifles, old bits and spurs, branding irons, saddles, and wagons. [Rockies_Geographic-1996]

The quality of the photo is no where near what I would expect from National Geographic. I suppose Gillette isn't as photogenic as world heritage sites.

Same area 21 years later in 2017. Little has changed. Same area 21 years later in 2017. Little has changed.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is now always closed on Sunday instead of seasonal. As of 2018 the phone numbers and addresses are still correct.

Top Rated Rocky Mountain Adventures

The book is an index of advertisements, not a guide. There are no reviews and each entry is written as an advertisement by the owners themselves.

Greer Outfitters

Randy and Lora Greer
PO Box 38, Gillette, Wy 82717
phone +1-307-687-7461

[...]

P Cross Bar Ranch

Marion and Mary Scott
8585 North Highway 14-16, Gillette, WY 82716
phone +1-307-682-3994, fax +1-307-682-3684

[...] [Top_Rocky-1999]

The Traveling Cyclist: 20 Five-Star Vacations

Day 6

Sheridan, Wyoming to Gillette, Wyoming
Terrain: Flat, rolling
107 miles

This day wasn't real pretty or difficult; just a big boring hunk of sun-baked real estate. We loaded up with food and drink in Buffalo [, Wyoming], because there wasn't much of anything on the long ride to Gillette. To handle it, I aimed the white line on the shoulder of I-90, put it on auto-pedal and sang my theme: "You move sixteen tons, and what do you get ... Another day older and deeper in debt."

Ironically, that song fit Gillette, a hard-hit oil town of 20,600. A lot of them were unemployed--at least, in the bar we went to. Oil prices had tumbled; well were capped off. Riggers once making $40,000 [$74,010.57 in July 2018] a year were now getting $166 [$307.14 in July 2018] a week--an unemployment check. Again, Martin told them he'd put them to work in San Diego [, California] doing floors. My advice to them? Take a bike ride. [Traveling_Cyclist-1991]

That number for the population is a bit off. In 1990 the population was 17,635 and in 2000 19,646 still short of the 20,600. The date on the book didn't list a month, but since it mentions scorching heat I used July 1991 for inflation data.

Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA Petbook

Gillette

Best Western Tower West Lodge
+1-307-686-2210. $90-$230, 30 day notice. 109 N US Hwy 14-16. I-90, exit 124, just north. Interior corridors. Pets: Accepted.

Budget Inn Express
+1-307-686-1989. $69-$199. 2011 Rodgers Dr. I-90, exit 124, just north. Interior corridors. Pets: Small. $10 daily fee/pet. Designated rooms, supervision.

Comfort Inn & Suites of Gillette
+1-307-685-2223. $89-$300, 7 day notice. 1607 W 2nd Ave. I-90, exit 124, just northeast. Interior corridors. Pets: Small. $15 daily feet/pet. Designated rooms, service with restrictions, supervision. [Traveling_Pet-2009]

Comfort Inn & Suites Comfort Inn & Suites

Where the Locals Eat

Before you scoff at the recommendations like I did remember that the book is based on how the restaurants were over 20 years ago in 1996.

Best Atmosphere
Humphrey's Bar and Grill
    408 W. Juniper Ln. +1-307-682-0100

Best Bar
Las Margaritas
    2107 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-682-6545

Best Breakfast
Bazel's
    408 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-686-5149
Village Inn
    806 E. 2nd St., +1-307-682-8823

Best Burgers
Bazel's
    408 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-686-5149

Best Casual Dining
Humphrey's Bar and Grill
    408 W. Juniper Ln. +1-307-682-0100

Best Chinese Food
Hong Kong Restaurant
    1612 W. 2nd St., +1-307-682-5829

Best Coffee
Coffee Friends
    320 S. Gillette Ave., +1-307-686-6119

Best Family Restaurant
Village Inn
    806 E. 2nd St., +1-307-682-8823

Best Homestyle Food
Bazel's
    408 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-686-5149
Lula Belle Coffee Shop
    101 N. Gillette Ave., +1-307-682-9798

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt
Polar Bear Frozen Yogurt
    900 Camel Dr., Ste. GG, +1-307-682-3155

Best Mexican Food
Las Margaritas
    2107 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-682-6545

Best Pizza
Godfather's Pizza
    501 W. Lakeway Rd., +1-307-686-7777

Best Salad/Salad Bar
Bailey's Bar and Grill
    301 S. Gillette Ave., +1-307-686-7678
Humphrey's Bar and Grill
    408 W. Juniper Ln. +1-307-682-0100

Best Sports Bar
Humphrey's Bar and Grill
    408 W. Juniper Ln. +1-307-682-0100

Best Steaks
Prime Rib Restaurant
    1205 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-682-2944

Standbys
Perkins
    2510 S. Douglas Hwy., +1-307-682-6887

Godfather's Pizza moved from their location to inside a convenience store nearby. Polar Bear Frozen Yogurt, Bazel's, and Bailey's Bar and Grill have been out of business for years. The rest are still in business.

Perkins was classed as a standby. Perkins was classed as a standby.

Village Inn was said to be the best family restaurant and have the best breakfast in 1996. Village Inn was said to be the best family restaurant and have the best breakfast in 1996.

Yearbooks

I don't worry about the question of "do the students live in Gillette or where the college was?" If the yearbook says Gillette it's here.

Be careful with these photos because yearbooks can be tricky. They have poor typesetting where you can't tell which name goes to which photo. The yearbooks also mix up names and photos by accident. Double check the original source if you need to make absolutely sure it's the right photo.

Adytum

Adytum is the Denison University yearbook. It's a private university in Granville, Ohio.

Adytum 68

Seniors

James Barber. Physical Education. Gillette, Wyoming. James Barber. Physical Education. Gillette, Wyoming. [Adytum-1968]

Artemisia

Artemisia is the yearbook for University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada.

Artemisia 1982

McCormack, Brian, Gillette, WY McCormack, Brian, Gillette, WY [Artemisia-1982]

The Bluejay

The yearbook for Creighton University which is a private Catholic university in Omaha, Nebraska.

View of Creighton's west mall, taken from the Swanson Residence Hall. View of Creighton's west mall, taken from the Swanson Residence Hall. [Creighton_University]

The Bluejay of 1941

Charles S. Pfister Charles S. Pfister

Gillette, Wyoming

Bachelor of Science in Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Xi Psi Phi; Alpha Sigma Nu; Junior Class vice president; Who's Who; Senior Inlay Study Club president; National Forensic League; Intramural basketball; University of Nebraska; Kemper Military Academy; University of Omaha; Northwestern University [Bluejay-1941]

Bluejay 83

Rebecca Ann Painter, M.D. Gillette, Wyoming. Rebecca Ann Painter, M.D. Gillette, Wyoming. [Bluejay-1983]

The Camel

The Camel is the yearbook for Campbell County High School. It would be a monumental task to index all of these, except perhaps the earliest ones.

The current Campbell County High School, though it used to be where Twin Spruce Junior High School is at. The current Campbell County High School, though it used to be where Twin Spruce Junior High School is at.

The Chanticleer

The Chanticleer 1983

Julia E. Tillman Julia E. Tillman

Tillman, Julia Elizabeth
15 Sunrise Ln
Gillette, WY 82716 [Chanticleer-1983]

The Decanois

The name of the yearbook of Stephen Decatur High School is a combination of the city Decatur and the state it is in Illinois.

The Decanois 1923

As with other yearbooks there are several sections for activities such as sports, band, theater, and so on. The literacy section is something I haven't seen before. It has three short stories and I believe they are fictional. One of them describes a train ride into Gillette where a hungry man finds a hearty meal. The entire short story is below.

Irish Stew

The wheels of the heavily loaded box car grated and squeaked as they click-clacked over the steel rails. It was one o'clock in the afternoon. We--Stupe and I, looked far off at the horizon where the great Black Hawk mountains loomed up against the clear sky. The mountains were black and purple and a mist hung over them, giving them a cool moist look. But even as we gazed and marveled at their grandeurs we noticed the strange, dusty taste in our already parched mouths and throats. It was from the great alkali plain that stretched between us and the mountains, some thirty or thirty-five miles [48.28-56.32 kilometers]. It was a new sight to us. Nothing but sand--sand with its cacti--with its scrubbing sage brush. The view itself was enough to make a person uncomfortably warm--but--there was a breeze blowing; not the kind of breeze that one usually calls to mind, no indeed. It was like that from an oven; it was as if a great fan had been placed in a furnace and we were sitting stupidly in front of the open door. It was warm, yes very warm; in fact it was hot. Stupe looked at me and bestowed on me a smile that said, "Its mighty hot, but we don't mind; do we, kid?" I smiled back my answer of, "No, we kind of enjoy it some way or other. We don't want everything to be just right."

Neither had spoken a word, yet we both understood, and consequently both sat there content at slowly being burned to a crisp.

But this could not go on forever. The old six-wheeled "Q" engine gave three shrieks such as a great monster might have produced at seeing water after such a pull through the blazing plain. At sound of the whistle we both leaped to our feet--our eyes glowing with joy; we had forgotten the heat and the scenery. We knew what it meant--it meant an oasis. We scrambled down from the observation platform of our side-door pullman. We could smell the steel-brake shoes burning as they made it their business to stop the on coming procession of freight.

Here was water--we could have all we wished--yet we stood there grinning at one another as lunatics might have grinned at seeing a burning building. We were not exactly crazy however; we were only contemplating the joy and strength we would get from the drink. When finally we had washed the dust and torrid atmosphere from our mouths, we did not drink much, three or four swallows probably. Not that that was all we wanted--no--I could have gulped down a quart of the refreshing stuff without taking a breath; but that would never do, for we had two more hours of heat before the sun would get low and the cool breezes from the mountains and the desert would be upon us.

The rest of the afternoon passed quietly. Now and then a monstrous jack-rabbit would jump up and race the train for a hundred yards [91.44 meters], or a snake would crawl lazily from under a cactus only to crawl back again in disgust at the sun; or in a stagnant pool a turtle would be sleeping on a stone or a log.

We were not bothered any more from lack of water. We only looked at the scenery as the low freight swung along the curving track. We were coming into the foothills now. On the east rose high cliffs, and on some where vivid red spots which we soon discovered were shale. It was unusually red, blood red--and reminded one of an enormous open wound on the side of a giant.

We looked back down the tracks; there it lay--a great swerving, graceful path that lay between great hills of rock and sand. We could see and trace its course for miles.

We were becoming tired. Hunger had begun to tell us the time of day. We had been riding all day and it was now nearly six o'clock. The jolt and twist of the car seem to get more and more tiresome; it seemed to shake us up as if we were on the ocean. We were empty. I felt like a boiler with some nice sharp stones being shaken inside. I dreamed of great tender steaks, good crisp potatoes and even of a great traditional Thanksgiving turkey with all its trimmings and sauces. But to my dismay these thoughts seemed only to make my condition worse. I looked at Stupe--my pal--he was going off into the distant fleecy clouds that crowned the sky line. His face had changed; he too was hungry. But as he turned toward me he smiled. He always smiled--and I smiled too. We always smiled. We were happy--we didn't mind being hungry for a time. It would only make our next meal more enjoyable.

The train was gaining speed rapidly. We were going down a grade. The engine whistled four times. The brakes began to take hold with a grinding, screeching noise. We were assured we were coming to a town. Yes, it was the division of the railroad. It was Gillette, Wyoming.

We hopped off at a grade crossing that looked as if it might lead to town. We walked hurriedly. Our sides ached with hunger; they felt as if they were on the verge of caving it. Suddenly Stupe gave me a gleeful little chuckle and veered off to the left, grabbing me and dragging me in his wake as he did so. It was a little lunch car that had caught his eye. It was barely high enough for a man to stand up in and there were only about five seats along an old rough counter.

We flopped down on two of the seats with such a thud that it seemed we would never again get up. We rasped our dirty hands together and prepared for the deluge. The proprietor was already ladling something into some bowls and as he swung them on the counter, he called in a loud warning, "Irish Stew!"

It was Irish Stew all right, but not exactly the kind we had ever seen before. In the middle of the bowl was a great portion of "bully" beef. It was swimming in a liquid that resembled to a very great degree--rich dish water. But the meat was not alone for as I inhaled that heavenly stuff, I encountered--potatoes, corn, celery leaves, carrots, cabbage, beans and anything else that one might wish to add. But it was delicious, or at least it seemed such to me at that time, and I did not stop with one--but it took two of those enormous receptacles full of the steaming stuff to appease my hunger.

I have thought back many times and have seen that same piece of meat and those vegetables of every variety floating around in that gray-green liquid--and thought how much, many people have missed by never being really hungry.

Lester Foltz [Decanois-1923]

From what I found the Great Alkali Plains first appears in the 1887 book A Study in Scarlet which is part of the Sherlock Holmes series written by Arthur Conan Doyle. That lead me to believe the story might be fiction or perhaps the author borrowed the name to embellish his own story.

The Grizzly

The Grizzly is the year book of Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas.

The Grizzly: 1982

Freshman. Jolita Stuber. Gillette, Wyoming. Freshman. Jolita Stuber. Gillette, Wyoming. [Grizzly-1982]

The Illio

The Illio is the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's yearbook.

The Illio: 1951

Theodore Otis Wright. Gillette, Wyoming. Engineering. Electrical Engineering. A.I.E.E.-I.R.E. University of Washington. Theodore Otis Wright. Gillette, Wyoming. Engineering. Electrical Engineering. A.I.E.E.-I.R.E. University of Washington. [Illio-1951]

Marionette

Another pun based title this time by Marion College in Marion, Indiana.

Marionette '73

Freshman

Reimer, Jill Reimer, Jill

Reimer, Jill. Box 113, Gillette, Wy 82716

Narva

Narva was the yearbook for Park College in Parkville, Missouri. Park College became Park University in 2000. The yearbook was founded in 1901 and was named after an Indian Chief Narva.

The 1936 Narva

Freshmen

Joseph Hoadley. Gillette, Wyoming. Joseph Hoadley. Gillette, Wyoming. [Narva-1936]

The 1937 Narva

Sophomore Class

Joseph Hoadley. Gillette, Wyoming. Joseph Hoadley. Gillette, Wyoming. [Narva-1937]

This must be the same Dr. Joe Hoadley who worked in Gillette for many years. His biography is also on this list.

The 1938 Narva

Hoadley, Joseph. Gillette, Wyoming.

Hoadley. Junior. Hoadley. Junior. [Narva-1938]

This must be the same Dr. Joe Hoadley who worked in Gillette for many years. His biography is also on this list.

The 1939 Narva

The Senior Class

Hoadley, Joseph -- When not launching or pulling the "Queen Mary" Joe is juggling test tubes and formulae. Hoadley, Joseph -- When not launching or pulling the "Queen Mary" Joe is juggling test tubes and formulae. [Narva-1939]

There were several ships named Queen Mary; RMS Queen Mary an ocean liner launched in 1936, TS Queen Mary a Clyde steamer launched in 1933, and HMS Queen Mary a battle cruiser of the Royal Navy launched in 1912. I assume from context it meant he worked hard.

The 1948 Narva

Tarver, Ruth. Box 866, Gillette, Wyoming. Tarver, Ruth. Box 866, Gillette, Wyoming.

Hoadley, Louise. Box 150, Gillette, Wyoming. Hoadley, Louise. Box 150, Gillette, Wyoming. [Narva-1948]

The Nugget

The Nugget is the yearbook of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was published by the "Students of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado". It's just Colorado, Colorado, Colorado.

The 1959 Nugget

Seniors

William Henry Edelman. Gillette, Wyoming. Major-Business Administration William Henry Edelman. Gillette, Wyoming. Major-Business Administration [Nugget-1959]

The Poly

The Billings Polytechnic Institute yearbook, but according to Internet Archive the school was renamed and so was the yearbook.

Billings Polytechnic Institute became Rocky Mountain College in 1947 and the subsequent yearbooks were titled The Yellowstone.

The Poly: 1938

Business College. Joe Napier. Gillette, Wyoming Business College. Joe Napier. Gillette, Wyoming

Business College. John Closson. Gillette, Wyoming Business College. John Closson. Gillette, Wyoming [Poly-1938]

The Poly: 1939

Freshman. Irving Holsinger. Gillette, Wyoming. Freshman. Irving Holsinger. Gillette, Wyoming.

Business College. Mamie Pearson. Gillette, Wyoming. Business College. Mamie Pearson. Gillette, Wyoming. [Poly-1939]

Royal Purple

Royal Purple is the yearbook for Kansas State University.

Royal Purple 1973

Kappa Delta. Bishop, Lindy C. Gillette, Wyoming. General Home Economics Kappa Delta. Bishop, Lindy C. Gillette, Wyoming. General Home Economics

Goodnow Hall. Lindy C. Gillette, Wyoming. General Home Economics Goodnow Hall. Bishop, Lindy C. Gillette, Wyoming. General Home Economics [Royal_Purple-1973]

This yearbook confused me because on one page it puts names left to right then on the other it uses right to left. It appears they made a mistake and mirrored the photos. I would have never caught that mistake if Bishop wasn't listed twice.

Royal Purple 1982

Jones, John W. Gillette, Wyoming. Finance. Senior. Jones, John W. Gillette, Wyoming. Finance. Senior. [Royal_Purple-1982]

Royal Purple 1983

Jones, John W. Gillette, Wyoming. Accounting. Senior. Jones, John W. Gillette, Wyoming. Accounting. Senior. [Royal_Purple-1983]

Tally-Ho

A play on the city where the University is at, Tally-Ho is the yearbook of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

57 Tally-Ho

Undergraduates

L. Edsel Grams, Gillette, Wyoming, 5, Sigma Nu L. Edsel Grams, Gillette, Wyoming, 5, Sigma Nu [Tally-1957]

The Wyo

The University of Wyoming yearbook.

The University of Wyoming in 1908. The University of Wyoming in 1908. [University_Wyoming]

The Wyo: 1914

The Romancers

On December 12, 1913, the Sigma Rho Sorority gave the pleasing comedy, "The Romancers," in the University Auditorium.

Cast of Characters

Sylvette - Margaret Gibson

Sigma Rho

Founded September 24, 1913

To be installed as a Chapter of Kappa Delta, May 15, 1914

Roll

Margaret Gibson

Scholarships, 1913-1914

Miss Margaret Gibson, Gillette, Wyoming. [Wyo-1914]

The Wyo: 1922

Vocational Students Vocational Students

Robert F. Kidd
7th Veterinary Hospital
Gillette, Wyoming [Wyo-1922]

I don't know how the makers of this book want me to read the list of names. There are more names than people in the photo and no indication how the names match the photo. All I know is that Robert F. Kidd from Gillette might be in there.

The Wyo: 1923

Juniors

Orpha Mae Spielman. Gillette, Wyoming; Gamma Zeta, Chorus (2) (3), Home Economics Club, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (3), Pan-Hellenic Orpha Mae Spielman. Gillette, Wyoming; Gamma Zeta, Chorus (2) (3), Home Economics Club, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (3), Pan-Hellenic

Freshman

Virginia F. Sutherland. Gillette, Wyoming Virginia F. Sutherland. Gillette, Wyoming

Leroy Mankin. Gillette, Wyoming Leroy Mankin. Gillette, Wyoming

Robert B. Bramblette. Gillette, Wyoming; Orchestra (1), Band (1) Robert B. Bramblette. Gillette, Wyoming; Orchestra (1), Band (1) [Wyo-1923]

The Wyo: 1927

Sophomores

[class of 1929]

Paul Q. Baker. Gillette, Wyoming. S. C. A. Cabinet. Paul Q. Baker. Gillette, Wyoming. S. C. A. Cabinet.

Ellis E. Baker. Gillette, Wyoming. Pre-Medic Society. Ellis E. Baker. Gillette, Wyoming. Pre-Medic Society.

William Morrow. Gillette, Wyoming. Delta Mu Alpha. Theta Nu. William Morrow. Gillette, Wyoming. Delta Mu Alpha. Theta Nu.

Leo Freyder. Gillette, Wyoming. Sigma Nu. Leo Freyder. Gillette, Wyoming. Sigma Nu. [Wyo-1927]

The Yellowstone

Internet Archive gives this description of the yearbook.

The Rocky Mountain College Yearbook is known as The Yellowstone. It has been published from 1947 to present. It was not published in 1955-1956; 1960; 1969; 1982-1983; 1985-1988; 1991; 2000; 2002-2009. It's predecessor title was The Poly of Billings Polytechnic Institute.

Yellowstone 1962

Freshman

Roger Hawthorne. Gillette, Wyoming. Roger Hawthorne. Gillette, Wyoming. [Yellowstone-1962]

Yellowstone '68

Not Pictured

Roger Hawthorne
political science-German
Gillette, Wyoming [Yellowstone-1968]

Roger Hawthorne as a freshman 6 years earlier Roger Hawthorne as a freshman 6 years earlier [Yellowstone-1962]

Yellowstone '75

Kendall Benedick. Gillette, Wyoming. Kendall Benedick. Gillette, Wyoming.

Daniel Billings. Gillette, Wyoming. Daniel Billings. Gillette, Wyoming. [Yellowstone-1975]

The Yellowstone 1976

Freshmen

Liz Harden. Gillette, Wyoming. Liz Harden. Gillette, Wyoming.

Charlie MacDonald. Gillette, Wyoming. Charlie MacDonald. Gillette, Wyoming.

Juniors

Monte Anderson. Gillette, Wyoming. Monte Anderson. Gillette, Wyoming.

Robert Gibbs. Gillette, Wyoming. Robert Gibbs. Gillette, Wyoming. [Yellowstone-1976]

Yellowstone '77

Freshman

Mark White. Gillette, Wyoming. Mark White. Gillette, Wyoming.

Sophomores

Liz Harden. Gillette, Wyoming. Liz Harden. Gillette, Wyoming.

"Excuse me, Sir, but have you seen . . . oh, never mind!"

Robert Gibbs
Gillette, Wyoming

Graduating Seniors Class Of 1977

Monte Anderson. Gillette, Wyoming. Business Administration. Monte Anderson. Gillette, Wyoming. Business Administration. [Yellowstone-1977]

Yellowstone: 1978

Juniors

Liz Harden. Gillette, Wyoming. [not pictured]

Sophomores

Mark White. Gillette, Wyoming. Mark White. Gillette, Wyoming. [Yellowstone-1978]

Yellowstone 1981

Sophomore Photos Not Available

Myron Hinsdale. Gillette, Wyoming. [Yellowstone-1981]

Callbooks

Callbooks are an index of radio call signs. Each call sign is a unique set of letters and numbers for each station or broadcaster.

CB Radio Callbooks

CB Horizons Callbook-Handbook

CB Horizons Callbook-Handbook: 1962

District 15

15Q0987 Reno Livestock Corporation, Gillette, Wyoming. [CB-1962]

Ham Radio Callbooks

Ham radio callbooks started as government publications and eventually moved to being published in books and magazines. Call signs are organized by districts and Gillette is always listed in district 7. The documents have searchable text, but the OCR used wasn't perfect so I may have missed some call signs.

Amateur Radio Stations of the United States

Amateur Radio Stations of the United States: Edition of June 30, 1929

Seventh District

W7AAH | Eddie Pacot | Gillette, Wyoming [Ham-1929]

Amateur Radio Stations of the United States: Edition of June 30, 1930

Seventh District

W7AAH | Eddie Pacot | Gillette, Wyoming

W7ACR | Eddie Pacot | Box 261, Gillette, Wyoming 1

W7ADN | Harold E. Ross | Box 786, Gillette, Wyoming

W7ALI | Olive Marquiss | Gillette, Wyoming

1 Portable; post-office address. [Ham-1930]

Amateur Radio Stations of the United States: Edition of June 30, 1931

Seventh District

W7AAH | Eddie Pacot | Gillette, Wyo.

W7ACR | Eddie Pacot | Gillette, Wyo.1

W7ALI | Mrs. Olive Marquiss | Little Buffalo Ranch, Gillette, Wyo.

1 Portable; post-office address [Ham-1931]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine

Once the United States government stopped publishing ham radio callbooks a magazine with a similar format did the same job with the addition of advertisements.

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1932

U. S. Seventh District

W7AAH -- (W7ACR Portable) Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7ALI -- Mrs. Olive Marquiss, Little Buffalo Ranch, Gillette, Wyo.

W7BVT -- David M. Sayles, Gillette, Wyoming. [Ham-Fall_1932]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1933

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- (W7ACR Portable) Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7ALI -- Mrs. Olive Marquiss, Little Buffalo Ranch, Gillette, Wyo.

W7BVT -- David M. Sayles, Gillette, Wyoming. [Ham-Spring_1933]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1934

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- (W7ACR Portable) Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7ALI -- Mrs. Olive Marquiss, Little Buffalo Ranch, Gillette, Wyo.

W7BVT -- David M. Sayles, Gillette, Wyoming.

W7CWO -- George A. Lewis, Box 847, Gillette, Wyo.

W7CWR -- Garold Simpson, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1934]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1935

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- (W7ACR Portable) Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7ALI -- Mrs. Olive Marquiss, Little Buffalo Ranch, Gillette, Wyo.

W7BVT -- David M. Sayles, Gillette, Wyoming.

W7CWO -- George A. Lewis, Box 847, Gillette, Wyo.

W7CWR -- Garold Simpson, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1935]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1936

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7CWO -- George A. Lewis, Box 847, Gillette, Wyo.

W7CWR -- Garold Simpson, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1936]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1937

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1937]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1938

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1938]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1940

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1940]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1941

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7ALI -- Olive H. Marquiss, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1941]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1946

United States -- W7 - K7

W7AAH -- Eddie Pacot, AARS, Box 261, Gillette, Wyo.

W7ALI -- Olive H. Marquiss, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI -- Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBR -- Thomas W. McGee, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1946]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1947

United States -- K7 - W7

W7ALI -- Olive H. Marquiss, Gillette, Wyo.

W7HNI -- Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI -- Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBR -- Thomas W. McGee, Gillette, Wyo.

W7TJ -- T. P. Robertson, 730 S. Main, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1947]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1948

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7MFL Miles L. Fox, Gillette, Wyo.

W7TJ Thomas P. Robertson, 730 S. Main St., Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1948]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Summer 1949

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7MFL Miles L. Fox, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Summer_1949]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Summer 1950

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7MFL Miles L. Fox, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Summer_1950]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1951

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7MFL Miles L. Fox, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1951]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1952

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7MFL Miles L. Fox, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1952]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1953

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1953]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1954

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Post Office Box 149, Gillette, Wyo.

WN7UWZ Charles E. Rossi, 232 Carey Avenue, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1954]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1955

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Post Office Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1955]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1956

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Post Office Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Spring_1956]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1957

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Post Office Box 149, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Fall_1957]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Summer 1958

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo.

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Post Office Box 149, Gillette, Wyo.

W7TZK Elbert D. Ruland, 334 Richards, Gillette, Wyo. [Ham-Summer_1958]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1959

United States -- K7 - W7

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 244 Richards, Gillette, Wyo

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, P O Box 149, Gillette, Wyo

W7TZK Elbert D. Ruland, 334 Richards, Gillette, Wyo [Ham-Spring_1959]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Spring 1961

United States -- K7 - W7

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette, Wyo

K7JNX Howard L. Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette Wyo

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, P O Box 149, Gillette Wyo [Ham-Spring_1961]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Fall 1962

United States -- K7 - W7 - WA7

W7EBB Donald L. Allbee, Gen. Del, Gillette Wyo

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette Wyo

K7JNX Howard L. Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette Wyo

K7NCK Fred A. Barlow, P O Box 898, Gillette Wyo

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, P O Box 149, Gillette Wyo

KN7TCF Wayne Bird, Gen. Del, Gillette Wyo [Ham-Fall_1962]

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine: Summer 1963

United States -- W7 - K7

W7EBB Donald L. Allbee, Gen. Del, Gillette Wyo

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Av, Gillette Wyo

W7JBI Robert E. Wade, Gillette Wyo

K7JNX Howard L. Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette Wyo

K7NCK Fred A. Barlow, P O Box 898, Gillette Wyo

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, P O Box 149, Gillette Wyo

KN7TCF Wayne Bird, Gen. Del, Gillette Wyo [Ham-Summer_1963]

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine: Spring 1966

United States -- K7 - W7 - WA7

W7EBB Donald L. Allbee, Gen. Del, Gillette Wyo

K7HHW Aubrey R. Stanton, 709 Brooks, Gillette Wyo

W7HNI Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Av, Gillette Wyo

K7JNX Howard L. Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette Wyo

K7NCK Fred A. Barlow, P O Box 898, Gillette Wyo

W7NOU Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette Wyo

K7TCF Wayne A. Bird, Gen. Del, Gillette Wyo [Ham-Spring_1966]

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine: Spring 1968

United States -- K7 - W7 - WA7

W7HNI A Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Av, Gillette WY

W7JBI C Robert E. Wade, Gillette WY

K7JNX C Howard L. Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette WY

W7NOU A Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette WY

K7TCF C Wayne A. Bird, Gen. Del, Gillette WY [Ham-Spring_1968]

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine: Fall 1969

United States -- K7 - W7 - WA7

W7HNI A Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Av, Gillette WY

K7NCK G Fred A. Barlow, 502 W Fifth St. Gillette WY

W7NOU A Harold E. Ross, Box 149, Gillette WY

K7ZNF C Terry L. Brown, Box 272, Gillette WY [Ham-Fall_1969]

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine: Spring 1970

United States -- K7 - W7 - WA7

W7HNI A Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Av, Gillette WY

K7JNX C Howard L Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette 82716 WY

W7NOU A Harold E Ross, Box 149, Gillette 82716 WY [Ham-Spring_1970]

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine: Fall 1971

United States K7 - W7 - WA7

W7HNI A Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Av, Gillette WY

K7JNX C Howard L Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette 82716 WY

W7NOU A Harold E Ross, Box 149, Gillette 82716 WY [Ham-Fall_1971]

Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine: Winter 1972

United States K7 - W7 - WA7

W7HNI A Arlen D. Gaddis, 210 Richards Ave, Gillette WY

K7JNX C Howard L Grams, P O Box 463, Gillette 82716 WY

W7NOU A Harold E Ross, Box 149, Gillette 82716 WY

WA7RZJ A John D Murphy, 608 Osborne Ave, Gillette 827168 WY [Ham-Winter_1972]

Coins and Tokens

Drink Tokens

Gillette Moose Lodge #1957

Gillette Moose Lodge #1957. Gillette, Wy Gillette Moose Lodge #1957. Gillette, Wy

Good for 1 shorty beer Good for 1 shorty beer [Gillette_Moose]

Jake's Tavern

Jake's Tavern is bar on Wyoming Highway 59. It was created in 1994 so these tokens could have been made anywhere from then until now, though they look recently made.

Jake's Tavern: Good for One Beer

Nearly World Famous Jake's Tavern Gillette, Wy Nearly World Famous Jake's Tavern Gillette, Wy

Good for one beer Good for one beer [Jake_Beer]

Jake's Tavern: Good for One Mixed Drink

Nearly World Famous Jake's Tavern Gillette, Wy Nearly World Famous Jake's Tavern Gillette, Wy

Good for one mixed drink Good for one mixed drink [Jake_Mixed]

Jake's Tavern: Good for One Premium Beer

Nearly World Famous Jake's Tavern Gillette, Wy Nearly World Famous Jake's Tavern Gillette, Wy

Good for one premium beer Good for one premium beer [Jake_Premium_Beer]

Saloon Tokens

Church Jewelry Co.

Church Jewelry Company. Gillette, Wyo. 12 1/2 Cents. Church Jewelry Company. Gillette, Wyo. 12 1/2 Cents.

Go to Church for cigars & candy Go to Church for cigars & candy [Church_Jewelry]

Notice how the coin looks similar to the Roy Montgomery saloon token and they are both for 12 1/2 cents.

Roy Montgomery Gillette, Wyo

Roy Montgomery was the owner of the Pea Green brothel.

Roy Montgomery Gillette, Wyo Roy Montgomery Gillette, Wyo

Good For 12 1/2 Cts. in Trade Good For 12 1/2 Cts. in Trade [Montgomery_Token]

Other Coins and Tokens

75th Anniversary - 1891-1966 - Gillette, Wyoming

A nickel coin 37 millimeters in diameter.

75th Anniversary - 1891-1966 - Gillette, Wyoming 75th Anniversary - 1891-1966 - Gillette, Wyoming

Gillette Souvenir 1/2 Buck Gillette Souvenir 1/2 Buck [Gillette_Souvenir]

The closest sized coin is the United States Eisenhower dollar at 38.1 millimeters in diameter. The closest sized coin is the United States Eisenhower dollar at 38.1 millimeters in diameter. [Eisenhower_Dollar]

Gillette Chapter No. 17 R.A.M.

A brass coin 31 millimeters in diameter made by the Masons in Gillette.

Gillette Chapter No. 17 R.A.M. [Royal Arch Mason] Instituted July 10, 1924 Gillette, Wyo. One Penny Gillette Chapter No. 17 R.A.M. [Royal Arch Mason] Instituted July 10, 1924 Gillette, Wyo. One Penny

The abbreviation HTWSSTKS on the coin stands for Hiram, Tyrian, Widow's Son, Sendeth To King Solomon. The abbreviation HTWSSTKS on the coin stands for Hiram, Tyrian, Widow's Son, Sendeth To King Solomon. [Gillette_RAM-1924]

The United States Kennedy half-dollar is 30.6 millimeters in diameter nearly the same size as the masonic penny. The United States Kennedy half-dollar is 30.6 millimeters in diameter nearly the same size as the masonic penny. [Half_Dollar-2018]

I emailed the Masonic Lodge number 28 and they confirmed they are seperate from number 17 which made the penny. Lodge number 28 said it was used in the "Mark Master degree in the Royal Arch Chapter of the York Rite". The Masonic rites are better known as degrees and the York Rite is also known as the American Rite.

The organization of Masons can be somewhat confusing because of their terminology and complex structure. The Mark Master Mason degree is considered the highest of the base degrees. As with anything involving the Masons the Mark Master Mason degree has a variety of signs, symbols, oaths, rituals, and in this case a symbolic coin.

The Mark Master Keystone used on the penny The Mark Master Keystone used on the penny [Mark_Master_Keystone]

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Challenge Coin

A challenge coin is shown to prove membership in a group or given out as a reward. Many of them have beautiful enameled designs. All the ones I have seen are for special groups or military. I'm not sure what purpose Harley-Davidson branded merchandise would serve, but let's take a look at what they made. Well, I should say what SymbolArts made with a Harley-Davidson license.

Deluxe Harley-Davidson of Gillette, Wyoming. +1-888-339-HAWG. Deluxe Harley-Davidson of Gillette, Wyoming. +1-888-339-HAWG.

Deluxe Harley-Davidson of Sundance, Wyoming. Deluxe Harley-Davidson of Sundance, Wyoming. [Harley_Challenge-2013]

First I have to explain the phone number. The HAWG is a play on the word hog or the abbreviation HOG which means Harley Owners Group. Harley's have been knowns as hogs for a long time and it's origins come from motorycle racing.

Where do I even start? The terrible color scheme? How about the nearly flat design didn't utilize other features you can find on coins? Or maybe I should ask why Deluxe is in a baseball style font? Should I even bother with minor problems like the back says the company name properly, but the front uses a logo that includes Motor Cycles around the text making it harder to understand?

The back of the design is a little bit better, but not by much. Counting both sides it says Harley-Davisdon three times on one coin; I got the point already. The coin is a sad and ugly marketing gimmick.

Here is a proper challenge coin. Look at the 3D design, the tasteful colors, the symetry, and the good usage of the polished enamel and metal. Here is a proper challenge coin. Look at the 3D design, the tasteful colors, the symetry, and the good usage of the polished enamel and metal. [Supply_Corps]

Deluxe Harley-Davidson of Gillette is located in an industrial park. Deluxe Harley-Davidson of Gillette is located in an industrial park.

Parking Meter Token

A 21 millimeter round parking meter token which is about the size of a nickel. According to the Campbell County Rockpile Museum it is made of aluminum and was given out by businesses for free. The token was good for 1 hour parking. Luckily there are no parking meters in Gillette today.

Says Parking Meter Token with an oil rig in the center. Says Parking Meter Token with an oil rig in the center.

Says Gillette, Wyoming with a pronghorn in the center. Says Gillette, Wyoming with a pronghorn in the center. [Parking_Token]

The design of the token is awful. I'm not sure how this was minted, but it was probably done as cheaply as possible. The meters should have used regular currency.

The United States Jefferson nickel is 21.21 millimeters in diameter nearly the same size as the token. The United States Jefferson nickel is 21.21 millimeters in diameter nearly the same size as the token. [Nickel]

Fan Fiction

If you aren't familiar with the term, fan fiction is a story based on a popular work of fiction written by fans. The only popular mention of Gillette in fiction to warrant fan fiction is the TV show Dark Angel says its Manticore facility is in Gillette. Reading through the biographies of the writers some of either visited or lived in the area.

In fan fiction an x means a crossover or a blend of fictional universes. For example Buffy x Dark Angel is a story that mixes the world of the TV shows Buffy and Dark Angel.

Brokeback Mountain

The movie had nothing to do with Gillette. It was filmed in Canada and set in Green River, Wyoming.

Two Crows Joy

I looked through the story and Gillette plays an increasingly important role in the story as it progresses. It mentions Wyoming Highway 59 and the airport it mistakenly calls Gillette Regional. It's the Gillette-Campbell County Airport. [Two_Crows-2011]

Buffy x Dark Angel

I don't know what vampires and vampire hunters have to do with a dystopia full of genetically altered humans or how that would make a good crossover story. The most likely explanation is they aired around the same time and the writers enjoyed both shows.

X5471

I don't know what is happening in this story, but it is set in Gillette for the first 2 chapters. Gillette is only mentioned because of the Manticore facility from Dark Angel. [X5471-2006]

Dark Angel

I was surprised Gillette was featured in so many fan fiction stories despite it playing such a minor role in the TV show. Maybe the fans thought there wasn't enough backstory.

Breakaway

Several chapters are set in Gillette, though little is said about it.

She had only been in San Diego a few weeks now, it wasn't the nicest place she had ever seen but it was way more scenic then Gillette, and a lot warmer. Anything is more scenic than Gillette. [Breakaway-2013]

The author isn't the first or last one to say this.

Left Behind

While the entire story says it takes place in Gillette the characters never leave Manticore. [Left_Behind-2003]

Project Manticora

I'm glad I didn't have to read this nearly 300,000 word fan fiction to find these Gillette mentions. The story repeats what is said in the TV show.

And in the winter of 2007, thirteen of these children managed to escape from a secret facility in Gillette, Wyoming. [...]

[....]

"In May of 2007, a SAC [Strategic Air Command] base at Gillette, Wyoming was shut down and the staff were all re-assigned around the country." Jacky explained as he sifted through the papers in the file. [...] [Project_Manticora-2014]

The secret facility is called Manticore and as I have said in the TV show entry there has never been an air base in Gillette.

Dark Angel x Supernatural

I'm not sure what Dark Angel and Supernatural have in common. While the Dark Angel franchise mentions Gillette the TV show Supernatural does not.

Crossing Paths

At first it seems the author might be familiar with Gillette mentioning the cemetery in the center of the city and the hospital, though I don't think so since they live in Australia.

The old bone yard was right in the center of Gillette. It had suffered badly from neglect and the passing of time. No graves had been dug here for over 50 years. The current citizens of Gillette preferred to bury their loved ones in the newer graveyard on the outskirts of town.

[....]

"Okay maybe this will help. Campbell County Hospital, Gillette, Wyoming 1998 ring any bells?" [Crossing_Paths-2017]

The hospital's full name is Campbell County Memorial Hospital and is operated by Campbell County Health. The hospital's full name is Campbell County Memorial Hospital and is operated by Campbell County Health.

The cemetery in the center of the city is Mount Pisgah Cemetery and it is well maintained. There are plans to build a second one on the outskirts of the city called Mount Nebo Cemetery or the Gardens at Mount Nebo. The cemetery in the center of the city is Mount Pisgah Cemetery and it is well maintained. There are plans to build a second one on the outskirts of the city called Mount Nebo Cemetery or the Gardens at Mount Nebo.

Longmire

Sailor Moon

I understand the Dark Angel stories and perhaps even crossovers from Dark Angel, but Sailor Moon fan fiction about Gillette? Sailor Moon is a franchise that began with a Japanese comic and spawned toys, games, and several TV shows. The characters are known for their magical transformations and Japanese schoolgirl uniforms.

Shield's Bride

The story takes place in a fictional town called Weaver, Wyoming, and mentions Gillette a few times. These are passing mentions and it never describes the city [Shield_Bride-2011]. The only reference I can find to Weaver, Wyoming is a romance series called Men of the Double-C Ranch by Allison Leigh. Maybe the author was a fan of the series.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries

The Southern Vampire Mysteries series is also known as the True Blood Novels or the Sookie Stackhouse Novels. The books and TV show True Blood never mention Gillette.

Supernatural

Marks

Marks is less of a story and more of a story fragment. Gillette isn't important to the story.

Dean stopped them in Gillette, Wyoming, the first decent-sized town past the South Dakota border. He left Sam in a cheap motel just on the edge of town, a gray pile of slatted wood cupped beneath a big blue sky, and went hunting for what he needed. [Marks-2007]

Hunter Arcana

I haven't seen fan fiction with fan art until now. Hunter Arcana mentions Gillette, but again it isn't important to the story.

Max supposed that he could probably skulk around when he needed to--when he made the effort--but he had only ever seen Sam long and broad and taking up space whether he wanted to or not. And a dump of a dive bar, even by hunter standards, off some county road just past Gillette, Wyoming on I-90 didn't have all that much space to take up. [Hunter_Arcana-2017]

Games

Board Games

Wheeler-Dealer

A promotional board game that plays similar to Monopoly with a different version for each city. [Wheeler_Dealer-1980]

Video Games

James Cameron's Dark Angel

A video game based on the TV show with an opening scene showing Manticore which is set in Gillette.

The pulse brought the nation to its knees. In the fear and weakness that followed the military began aggressively researching new types of weapons. I was one of those weapons and so I live in this post-pulse world. I'm one of the lucky ones to have found freedom [...] [Dark_Angel-Game-2002]

Although the video game never explicitly mentions Gillette the TV show and the books say Manticore is in Gillette. Manticore is shown in the game intro when the children are being trained and experimented on.

Government Reports and Studies

1980 Profile of the Montana Native American

Estimated Indian and Alaskan Service Population Using New Methodology by Area, Service Unit, and County. Fiscal Years 1980-1990.

Service Unit County | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 Gillette, Wyoming | 24 | 25 | 26 | 28 | 29 [1980_Profile-1987]

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1934

Mineral Leases and Mining Claims

Coal-bed fires.--The work in controlling fires on the outcrop of coal beds on the public land near Gillette, Wyoming, which was carried on by a Civilian Conservation Camp during the summer of 1933, has been continued this summer. [Interior_Report-1934]

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1935

Work Under Emergency Funds

The Civilian Conservation Camp established at Gillette, Wyo., for the purpose of controlling the coal fires in the public lands and privately owned lands in which the coal has been reserved to the Federal Government was continued through the third enrollment period until October 15, 1934, and was reestablished June 5, 1935, for the fifth enrollment period. [Interior_Report-1935]

For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30 1937

Emergency Conservation Work

The work of controlling the coal fires that for years have been destroying the irreplaceable federally owned coal beds in the vicinity of Little Thunder Basin, Wyo., was resumed on May 9 and continued to October 15, 1936, from two Civilian Conservation Corps camps located at Gillette, Wyoming, and operated under the jurisdiction of the General Land Office.

The report for the year again shows that not a single lost-time accident has resulted to any enrollee notwithstanding the fact that the work is perhaps the most hazardous carried on by any Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

During the season work was conducted on 14 different projects, involving 11 separate and distinct underground coal fires, 1 emergency forest fire, 1 emergency prairie fire, and a miscellaneous undertaking. [Interior_Report-1937]

For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30 1939

Control of Coal Fires

Under the supervision of the General Land Office, the Civilian Conservation Corps has done work of inestimable value in controlling underground coal fires which have been destroying valuable Federal coal beds in public lands in the vicinity of Little Thunder Basin, Wyoming. To the close of the fiscal year, 19 separate coal-bed fires have been worked upon, 12 of which are reported extinguished or under control. On the remaining 7 work is progressing satisfactorily, giving promise that eventually they will be extinguished. In addition, there are 10 other coal-bed fires in the vicinity of Gillette, Wyo., upon which work must be done for several years, if these irreplaceable natural resources are to be saved from complete destruction. [Interior_Report-1939]

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1941

Management and Conservation

The work of suppressing outcrop coal fires in the vicinity of Gillette, Wyoming, was continued throughout the year by a Civilian Conservation Corps camp under the supervision of the General Land Office. These immense coal deposits on the public domain constitute a fuel reserve of untold value, as large scale production could be easily accomplished through strip-mining in the event that production in the eastern fields was impeded. Eight coal fire projects were worked upon during the year. All had perviously been worked upon and two were definitely completed, making a total of 15 fires extinguished to date. Satisfactory progress was made on five other projects. Work is still to be begun on several other fires.

Uncle Sam's Biggest Coal Bin Uncle Sam's Biggest Coal Bin

This view of a mine near Gillette, shows the depth of some of the coal beds in north-eastern Wyoming, rated by geologists as the largest potential coal producing region in the United States. A single 1,000-acre [4.02 kilometers squared] tract is estimated as capable of producing approximately 200,000,000 tons [181,436,948,000 kilograms] of subbituminous coal--sufficient to meet all the Nation's fuel needs for 6 months. Note the comparatively thin layer of top soil over the 92-foot [28.04 meters] bed of coal. An 8-year battle to prevent destruction by fire of these irreplaceable natural resources forms a spectacular feature of the national conservation work of the General Land Office. [Interior_Report-1941]

A similar scene 74 years later in 2015 at Wyodak Mine. A similar scene 74 years later in 2015 at Wyodak Mine. [Highsmith_Coal]

Annual Reports of the Post-Office Department

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1903

Railway Mail Service--Accidents.

November 13 [, 1902].--Lincoln and Billings R.P.O., train 42, at Gillette, Wyoming. A portion of the letter mail was damaged. Clerk Charles E. Bobbitt slightly injured. [Post-Office_Report-1903]

Jobs Through Economic Development

Several case studies of cities including one on Gillette.

BOOMTOWN PROBLEMS

Gillette, Wyoming

The city of Gillette drilled for water but struck oil, and that's the way it has been for the past 18 years.

In those 18 years, Gillette, a small town in northeastern Wyoming, has changed from a group of houses and a railroad depot servicing a ranching and farming community to a mining boomtown, growing at a rate of 15 to 20 percent a year.

Oil was discovered in 1960, and with it came the first boom, doubling the population to 7,000.

Then in the early seventies the coal boom occurred, and in 5 years the population has risen to 12,500. The exploding growth is expected to level off in 1985 at around 35,000 people, but the future doesn't stop there. If the Nation goes to coal gasification to replace natural gas, according to Gillette Mayor Mike Enzi, a third boom will hit, and the population could reach between 75,000 and 100,000 people, making Gillette one of the largest cities in Wyoming.

There's another side to the story of the town with the Midas touch. When you're thirsty and you need water, oil doesn't help. Gillette needs water, sewers, doctors, nurses, and social workers. It also needs public transportation, affordable housing, social programs,... and money.

The coal gasification boom never happened and natural gas is in heavy competition with coal. The population never reached the predicted 75,000 to 100,000. The coal gasification boom never happened and natural gas is in heavy competition with coal. The population never reached the predicted 75,000 to 100,000. [Gillette_Census]

In some ways things haven't changed much. During boom times affordable housing is impossible to find and vacancy rates for apartments can reach 0%. Gillette is always short on doctors and will continue to be for some time.

Wealthy Area, Poor Town

In spite of the surrounding wealth, Gillette is a poor town. There is a tax lag, and the revenues coming into the city's coffers haven't caught up with the growth needs. Gillette is growing faster than it can afford economically and is building water and sewage plants for a future city of 35,000, but is paying for it with the revenues from a city of 12,500. Without money and with the crushing weight of rapidly becoming a large city, Gillette has had to turn to other financial sources for survival.

The issue becomes even more cloudy when much of the available grant money, according to city officials, is being used to help alleviate problems and unemployment in large industrial cities.

Twenty Below--A long, harsh winter is only one of the problems the people of Gillette, Wyo., must face. Now a surge in coal mining means new responsibilities in planning the community's economic future. Twenty Below--A long, harsh winter is only one of the problems the people of Gillette, Wyo., must face. Now a surge in coal mining means new responsibilities in planning the community's economic future.

Same area the 300 block of Gillette Avenue nearly 39 years later in 2017 Same area the 300 block of Gillette Avenue nearly 39 years later in 2017

"With the situation with coal and the lack of policies, you really can't show the bond market that we're ever going to have that number of people around, it even becomes more difficult to show that you are going to be able to make a nice, evenly staged payments every year," Mayor Enzi elaborated. "What we need for a solution is some kind of loan guarantee, so that when what is projected doesn't happen, we're not filing for bankruptcy."

High Stress Is a Problem

There's another aspect to Gillette's problem, other than the lack of money.

"There's a high stress situation here," Jo Ann Wzorek, former coordinator of the Gillette Human Services Project, explained. "Things are happening here that a normal human being coming into the community with his head together would have difficulty coping with."

Suzey Abrams, a public health nurse, added: "You think you're going to die from just the stress. Then you get a person who might not be normal, who is coming here because he wants to make money. He has problems to start with, and he brings his problems with him. The stress really mounts up."

"I've seen families with 10 kids living in a 10-by-55-foot [550 feet squared][3.04 meters by 16.76 meters][~50.95 meters squared] trailer," Bob Kuchera, director of the Department of Public Assistance and Social Services (DPASS), said.

"It's not what they need, it's what they can get. You see them squeezed in. Tensions get pretty bad. If the father has had a bad day at work and needs rest, and the kids have had a bad day, yelling and screaming, the whole thing gets pretty explosive, a tension-building kind of thing. When a kid lets loose, the father hits him harder than he would if he didn't have all the tension, and as a result, a DPASS case is set up."

Soaring Prices, Heavy Traffic

There has been a 300-percent increase in the reporting of child abuse and neglect cases in Campbell County, and with a staff of only two social workers and a director, these are virtually the only problems the agency is handling.

"The only recreation is drinking, which creates child abuse, which just compounds itself again and again and again," Kuchera concluded.

The stress-creating problems are numerous. The cost of housing, when it is available, has skyrocketed. A $20,000 [$72,274.96 in September 2017] house in Cheyenne costs $50,000 [$180,687.41 in September 2017] in Gillette. Traffic is unbearable, and the wait in the cashier line in the grocery store takes an hour. There are few doctors, so most of the primary health care falls to public health nurses who are forced to devote most of their time to newborns. Working hours are long and hard, and recreation is limited.

Housing Hardship--The cost of housing in Gillette is measured, not only in dollars, but in stress-creating problems caused by overcrowding. Some of the trailer homes in Gillette house families of eight to ten members. Housing Hardship--The cost of housing in Gillette is measured, not only in dollars, but in stress-creating problems caused by overcrowding. Some of the trailer homes in Gillette house families of eight to ten members.

Living in Gillette today is very much like living must have been in any of the hundreds of mining boomtowns throughout the West 100 years ago. Sociologists say that those towns, now deserted ghost towns, had many of the same problems Gillette has, but Gillette is solving its problems differently.

University Program Helps

One of the solutions started at the University of Wyoming with a new program, designed to aid impacted communities, called the Wyoming Human Services Project. The idea was to send a team of graduate students into an impacted area to live and work in the community. For 20 hours a week, team members work in city and county agencies, providing additional manpower to the understaffed agencies, working as social workers, nurses, lawyers, and administrators. In these positions they help the agencies professionally, as well as with additional manpower. For the second 20 hours of a week, the students function as team members with the Human Services Project, helping the community by delivering human services.

By working as a public health nurse, for example, a team member assesses the community's health needs from actual experience. Team members from other disciplines, such as social work, law, and administration, do the same in their fields. Then, together they look at the same problems, each from a different professional point of view, determine needs, and initiate projects to help alleviate those problems.

On the basis of a grant proposal written and submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) the university received a 5-year grant from NIMH to train teams to go into impacted communities. That took care of half the problem; the unsolved half was the funding of the teams in the field.

EDA Provides Funding

Mayor Enzi and the University of Wyoming also wrote a grant proposal to the Economic Development Administration (EDA). A 1-year grant of $60,000 [$216,824.89 in September 2017] was awarded in June 1975, and the Gillette Human Services Project was born.

In September 1975, the first team of seven young graduates from the University of Wyoming arrived in Gillette, along with a field advisor.

Suzey Abrams, a team member from the first year, laughed, "I was going to come here and save Gillette." When she arrived, Suzey found the situation different from the classroom. "Everything was confusing.

"We struggled the first 3 or 4 months. We met every afternoon. There was a craziness in the air. We didn't know our roles in the community. There were no guidelines, no descriptions."

"We were a solution looking for a problem," Felix Sowada, a team lawyer explained. "There were times that we wouldn't know what to do. We would spend a whole week just piddling around, wondering what the hell to do. It wasn't all good."

"When we first came here," Abrams added, "Jay O'Reed--the superintendent of the public schools--thought we wer just another Federal program, another group coming to Gillette to study it, and to do nothing."

Community Joins Effort

Kuchera had much the same feelings. "When the whole thing started, I was rather skeptical. They were going to bring some people, and we were going to tell them all the problems and educate them to all the factors that are here--then they're going to go away."

"The community was not overly receptive," Abrams continued. "But because we were young and graduates, we were not a threat either. We were just some kids getting together, and what harm could we do? They didn't have any expectation of the team ever succeeding. They didn't take us seriously, and those first months just reinforced that. We were meeting, but we weren't doing anything.

Filing the Medical Gap--Public Health Nurse Suzey Abrams provides many Gillette babies with medical care. She is a member of the EDA-funded Human Services Project team working in the Wyoming boomtown. Filing the Medical Gap--Public Health Nurse Suzey Abrams provides many Gillette babies with medical care. She is a member of the EDA-funded Human Services Project team working in the Wyoming boomtown.

"After we started doing things, the whole community was just shocked," she paused, "just shocked."

Ideas started coming in from team members working at different agencies, from community people, and from an advisory board of local people. One of the first projects was a youth attention home, called the YES (Youth Emergency Service) Home. The idea for the home, like so many project ideas, came from the community.

The Y.E.S. House which is called the YES Home in the report is still around and has expanded significantly since the 1970s. They confirmed what was said in the report is true. The community was working on the idea and the people sent over by the University of Wyoming helped develop the program with federal money.

Y.E.S. House sign and one of several buildings in 2017 Y.E.S. House sign and one of several buildings in 2017

Much of the time the team took an idea from the community, developed it, turned it into reality and then returned the fledgling organization back to the community.

Team Promotes Awareness

"Acting as a catalyst had to be their major role," Enzi commented. "It wasn't a situation where the problems weren't recognized, but the catalyst wasn't there."

City Administrator Flip McConnaughy, who came to Gillette in 1976 during the project's second year, added his similar opinion. "They served as a focal point for the concerns of the community," he said. "People in the community wanted to do things' but they didn't have the expertise, such as social services, law, and administration, to put a program together and get it started. The team provided that. I think the concern and support was already here, but they needed some place for that to be focused."

"We also provided a catalyst for enthusiasm," Dave Ebertz, another first-year team member related. "I think this helped other people in the community enthusiastic about the same problems we were enthusiastic about. "We also provided an awareness among a lot of people who would not really be aware of a problem, of, say, child abuse. The fact that we publicized the YES Home, in reference to child abuse and runaways, made these problems more visible," Ebertz said.

Rural Town to City

Project problems were the same for everyone, but for team members designated to work in city hall, the assignment was entirely different. The city of Gillette was in a period of transformation from a small western conservative town, where a "less government, the better," attitude prevailed, to a major energy-producing city. In other words, Gillette was stepping out of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth.

When the team first arrived, the city had a part-time mayor and a full-time city planner. That was the extent of the professional staff. Out of the first team, one team member was assigned to work as the city administrator and another as city attorney.

"The project came to Gillette at a fortuitous time," Sowada said. "The most dramatic part--maybe because I hung around city hall--was city hall. It really just turned around. It was compressing 50 years into 5, transforming a small rural town to, by Wyoming standards, a large city. We were changing from what was a small rural town where records were kept on the backs of envelopes."

Working in city hall, the team members were helping build a government for the future. They spent a great deal of time recodifying all the city ordinances--a massive job which isn't completed yet--and designing the city government, which included writing job descriptions, budget writing, land planning, working with internal police problems and police procedures. Some of the work wasn't what they had planned on in college; when a city judge was sick, a team member sat on the bench for him.

Ideas Into Action--An impressive number of problem-solving agencies have been started by the Gillette Human Services Project team and then taken over by the community. Here, team members Phil Bobrow (left) and Mike O'Hashi prepare materials for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters project. Ideas Into Action--An impressive number of problem-solving agencies have been started by the Gillette Human Services Project team and then taken over by the community. Here, team members Phil Bobrow (left) and Mike O'Hashi prepare materials for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters project.

City Relieved of Some Problems

The lawyer's role is important, beyond what is set down on paper in a job description. "In a growth community, we are in court a good deal of the time, because we're doing a great number of different things, and any time there is change there is a chance it is going to be questioned," Enzi said. "When it is, one of the forms for questioning is the courts, so we needed additional help there."

Aside from creating jobs on paper, city hall team members were able to show the community that the jobs were actually needed.

The mayor continued. "The city administrator helped sell the permanent position. People could see that it wasn't just some more government bureaucracy being poured into the works....He was doing tasks that before were let slip by simply because we didn't have the manpower and the professionalism to handle it. The same was pretty much true of the city attorney."

Court in Session--Felix Sowada, presiding, completed his term as Human Services Project team attorney as a local judge, appointed and approved by the community. Earlier he had helped recodify the city's laws. Court in Session--Felix Sowada, presiding, completed his term as Human Services Project team attorney as a local judge, appointed and approved by the community. Earlier he had helped recodify the city's laws.

There were additional benefits to the local government from staff members working both inside and outside city hall. "We took pressure off the city to worry about other things," Ebertz said.

McConnaughy, the city administrator, elaborated, "One of the biggest advantages from our standpoint, was that we were spending all our time, all our money, just trying to maintain, improve, and expand the physical infrastructure of the community, like the streets, the water, the sewer, and police protection. The Gillette Human Services Project filled a need for social programs. They functioned in one area, letting us devote more of our resources to the physical structure of the community."

Bob Kuchera added that the team not only took pressure off city hall, it also took pressure off other agencies like DPASS. "There are a lot of things in the community that need to be done, but you need someone to do them. We don't have an option. When a crisis comes in, we have to handle it.

"What happens is that you get so you're so involved with the day-to-day crises, just to do the preventative work is very, very difficult. You have lots of ideas in your head as to what has to be done, but you don't have the time to implement them. These people, the team members, we could just dump the ideas on,' said Kuchera.

Major City Solutions

The list of agencies started and taken over by the community in 2 years is impressive. They include: the YES Home, United Way, Planned Parenthood, Parents Without Partners, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Powder River Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Walk-In Counseling Center, a help line, a project to upgrade and increase the numbers of day-care centers, and the Gillette Information and Volunteer Program. There is a project for high school students to visit the elderly in nursing homes, and a Senior Citizen Center. Still in the planning stages are a venereal disease clinic and a "mini-human services" building.

The services are not unique and can be found in any major city. The problem is that Gillette isn't a major city, but it has major-city problems. Now Gillette has major-city solutions.

The picture of what the Gillette Human Services Project accomplished is broad, touching a great many areas both directly and indirectly. It has played a role in the transition of Gillette from a small town to a city, providing personnel and expertise to help various agencies cope with crisis after crisis, then providing the same personnel and expertise to develop the preventive programs full-time staff people didn't have time to work on.

Catalyst for Change

The team showed the need for jobs, and defined them in city hall, also working long hours on laborious tasks--like the recodification of city ordinances--and writing budgets, working on land planning, and defending the changes in court.

The team was a catalyst for change and enthusiasm, and created an awareness of social problems. Yet, few people were even aware of the team's existence or gave them credit for their accomplishments. Their primary role was in getting projects started, then turning them back to the community and gradually phasing themselves out.

In a rural, western, conservative State, populated with ranchers and farmers, there is a reluctance to take money, especially from the Federal Government, when they feel they can handle the problems by themselves.

Jo Ann Wzorek provided an example. "The school district here doesn't take a nickel from the Feds. They receive no free lunch program, no nothing. As long as Campbell County can afford their own lunch program, they give free lunches to all the kids who need them. It's better to do it all yourself, then you don't have to answer to anybody."

EDA Holds to Support

One thing that the project has done is make some of the more conservative townspeople less afraid of Federal money, because they can see the good it has done.

EDA also realized the worth of the project. The program was funded for a second year, this time with a grant of $88,585 [$320,123.88 in September 2017], bringing the total 2-year funding to $148,585 [$536,948.77 in September 2017].

The second year programs, like those of the first year, were absorbed into the community, along with many of the team members.

Charlie Anderson filled the spot he had created, then filled as a team member, becoming Gillette's city attorney. Susan Brown became a house parent and administrator for the YES Home, one of the projects she helped start. Phil Bobrow founded Big Brothers, then along with six others, applied for the directorship of the agency when the position opened up. Bobrow is now the director of the agency, and part of his job is finding funds.

Dave Ebertz created the position of city administrator, but declined the job when it was offered to him, saying he wasn't ready for it. Suzey Abrams became a public health nurse, which is what she had done when she was with the team. Felix Sowada, the attorney on the second year's team, was appointed and approved by the community as Gillette's third justice of the peace--which in Wyoming judicial structure is a judgeship hearing both criminal and civic cases--making him one of the youngest judges in the State.

With EDA's participation in the program completed, the Gillette Human Services Project now has an office which team members are trying to make into a permanent Human Services Center. The city of Gillette hired and is paying the two team members on the project, having them work in city hall half the time and on human services the other half.

They Also Serve--Young and old alike welcome the Human Services Project program that brings Gillette teenagers to visit older members of the community. They Also Serve--Young and old alike welcome the Human Services Project program that brings Gillette teenagers to visit older members of the community.

Community Taking Over

According to Mayor Enzi, "The city has seen enough benefit from the program to continue its two positions. We're doing what needs to be done with the program, which is have the community take it over, but this is going to be the trial year on it. A year from now the people working on the project won't be new graduates from the University of Wyoming, they will be people already living in the community.

"This is the year we need to devise the type of training it takes to use community-based people instead of community-imported people. We may fail in this year simply because we don't have the funding to make sure that sort of thing happens."

Everyone familiar with the project, even those who started out as skeptics, agree that the project has been a success. There was a need in the community, and the Gillette Human Services Project filled it.

"It was an idea whose time was right," according to Enzi. Gillette is different now, as far as what it can provide along the lines of basic, necessary human services, than it was before the first team came in. [Boomtown_Problems-1979]

North Central Power Study: Report of Phase I

This study is well beyond my knowledge to understand and comment on. I have seen it referenced as being an important study that was later cancelled. It deals with expansion and development of the energy industry in multiple states, which is probably a massive understatement given everything in the study.

Volume I

In Volume I Gillette is mentioned on almost every other page of this document. There are all sorts of figures and maps in the pages. I noticed none of the committee members with such huge plans for Gillette were from here.

Location and power generation potential of strippable coal deposits Location and power generation potential of strippable coal deposits

Potential pumped storage and thermal generation sites Potential pumped storage and thermal generation sites

Water conveyance in the Gillette-Colstrip area Water conveyance in the Gillette-Colstrip area

Transmission system-ultimate development: Development level - 10,000 MW west, 43,000 MW east Transmission system-ultimate development: Development level - 10,000 MW west, 43,000 MW east [Power_Study-1-1971]

Volume II

Volume II is much larger than Volume I and again Gillette is on many of the pages. Many of the figures from Volume I are reprinted in Volume II. [Power_Study-2-1971]

Project Blue Book

A famous study done by the United States Air Force investigating UFOs.

1 - 15 September 1966 Sightings

Date
September

Location
Gillette, Wyoming

Observer
Thorne (Photos)

Evaluation
Other (Reflection) [Blue_Book-1-1975]

Photo of a UFO taken September 1-15, 1966 in Gillette by Thorne. The Air Force concluded it was a reflection. Photo of a UFO taken September 1-15, 1966 in Gillette by Thorne. The Air Force concluded it was a reflection [Blue_Book-2-1975]

Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior

The John Morton Sheep Company telegraphed to the Department [of the Interior] on October 11 [, 1906] that the Utes [Indians] camped 15 miles [24.14 kilometers] from Gillette were robbing sheep camps and killing cattle and game; that the people of the settlements were becoming aroused, and that serious trouble was feared.

The governor of Wyoming [Bryant B. Brooks] wired the Department on October 14 [, 1906] that nearly all the Indians were then camped at Gillette, Wyo.; that they were drinking, insulting and stealing, and had defied the local police. He requested prompt action in order to avert serious trouble between the absentees and the settlers.

Governor of Wyoming Bryant B. Brooks requested help from the federal government. Photo taken around 1905. Governor of Wyoming Bryant B. Brooks requested help from the federal government. Photo taken around 1905. [Bryant_Brooks]

The Department [of the Interior] telegraphed to the governor the next the next day, inquiring wether he requested the Government to send United States troops into Wyoming to preserve order and arrest and remove the Indians. On receipt of the affirmative response the President [of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt] directed that the matter be turned over to the War Department, and on October 18 [, 1906] the Office furnished Capt. S. A. Cloman, of the General Staff of the Army, a brief memorandum about the trouble.

President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt ordered the Department of War to solve the problem with tact. Photo taken around 1904. President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt ordered the Department of War to solve the problem with tact. Photo taken around 1904. [Theodore_Roosevelt]

On October 19 [, 1906] the Secretary of War [William Howard Taft] telegraphed to the major-general commanding the northern division [Greely]:

It having been represented to the President [of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt] that a band of Ute Indians have entered the State of Wyoming, and there committed a series of depredations against the property and rights of its citizens; and a formal application for protection having been submitted in their behalf by the governor of Wyoming [Bryant B. Brooks], the legislature of that State not being in session, and it being impossible to convene it; the President directs that Major-General Greely, commanding the northern division, be instructed to cause a suitable force of cavalry to proceed to the scene of the disturbance and command the intruders to return to their homes. It is the President's desire that they be firmly but tactfully dealt with and that a violent course be avoided unless their defiance of the authority of the United States continues and it becomes necessary, for that reason, to compel them to desist from their unlawful conduct and return to the lands which have been allotted to their use in the Uintah Reservation, Utah.

William Howard Taft in 1908. As Secretary of War he forwarded the president's orders to Major-General Greely. William Howard Taft in 1908. As Secretary of War he forwarded the president's orders to Major-General Greely. [William_Taft]

Utes Chief Severa and family around 1899 Utes Chief Severa and family around 1899 [Utes_Chief]

The Indian agent at Crow Agency reported on October 20 [1906] that the Absentee Utes were camped about 40 miles [64.37 kilometers] north of Gillette, Wyo., on the Little Powder River; that they had purchased subsistence supplies at Gillette, Wyo., but had made no hostile demonstrations, and were heading apparently for the Crow or Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.

A Portion of the Ute Camp in the Powder River Country A Portion of the Ute Camp in the Powder River Country [Collier-Utes-1906]

The War Department ordered that troops proceed to the Indian camp and intercept a part of the band reported to be heading toward the Crow Reservation.

Major-General Greely telegraphed the War Department on October 24:

Captains Johnson and Pacton, Tenth Cavalry, striking Ute trail on the 22d, reached their camp on Spring Creek and Little Powder, 40 miles [64.37 kilometers] from Gillette, where a council was held with Chief Appah's band on the morning of the 23d. It would appear that the band camped with Appah consisted of about 300, with few women and children in sight and about 150 fighting men. They are fully armed, have their belts full of ammunition, and from 300 to 400 good ponies, 10,000 pounds [4,535 kilograms] of flour, purchased in Gillette, and a large amount of venison. Their transportation is mostly travois, with a few old wagons. While sullen and uncommunicative with reference to subject of return to Uintah Reservation, yet they expressed themselves on their grievances. They claim that they have harmed no one and expressed an intention of conducting themselves peacefully and lawfully. In this connection I have been unable to ascertain any illegal acts by them except the killing of game. They delayed moving to hold council with Johnson and Pacton, but declined to remain where they were pending further councils. [...]

Major-General Adolphus Greely in 1896 Major-General Adolphus Greely in 1896 [A_W_Greely]

[....]

On November 5 [, 1906] the United States Indian agent at Crow Agency reported that the rumors that the Utes had burned ranch buildings, shot and killed a prominent citizen, raided the cattle of settlers, etc., were all sent out to the press by unreliable persons and were found to be absolutely false; and that the object of such reports was to try to create a feeling against the Utes and thereby arouse the citizens to take action against them. [Report_Indian-1907]

Yellowstone River Compact Commission: Annual Report

Twenty-First Annual Report

A large part of the discussion at the annual meeting concerned the need for unanimous approval by the signatory States for diversion of water from the Yellowstone River basin. This is of importance because much of the interest shown by the energy industry is related to development of the coal resources in the Gillette, Wyoming area, some of which is outside of the Yellowstone River basin. [...] [Yellowstone_Report-1972]

Magazines

Adult Magazines

If you came to this section in shock or curiosity about seeing the girls of Gillette I have to dissapoint you. All of these entries are either articles about coal mining or letters sent from readers. The softcore magazines such as Playboy contained more writing than nudity and even the hardcore magazines pale in comparison to what a single search will find. They are a relic from another time obsoleted by internet.

18

18 is a hardcore magazine featuring young petite women. Unlike Playboy no one is reading it for the articles.

Virgin Territory

[...] And is it just me, or do gymnasts have the best butts ever? They're so perky and round! I remember in my younger years I used to skateboard next to this gym where girls in leotards would be jumping around doing all kinds of crazy things. And the one thing that sticks out in my mind the most is their butts. I think that's when my liking for them began. I never got to date a girl who was a gymnast or very flexible [...] -R.W., Gillette, Wyoming [Virgin_Territory-2010]

I believe R. W. is from Gillette because there used to be a skate park next to the old recreation center. The Legacy Living building replaced them both. The recreation center moved to south of the college and the skate park moved to Half Pipe Alley near Campbell County Health.

Playboy

Hugh Hefner, playmates, the Playboy bunny logo, the Playboy mansion, and centerfolds all become icons of the Playboy's impact on popular culture at least until recently. Hefner is dead and the magazine has struggled with competition from internet. As for how this relates to Gillette, Playboy had a few articles about the energy industry and some readers from Gillette sent in letters.

When a copy of Playboy was discovered the owner would say they only read it for the articles. Everyone laughed, but it's true. They had excellent writers and compared to internet Playboy has vintage artistic nudes

Dear Playboy: Gerry, Gerry, Quite Contrary

The Titan Roadrunner Sport RM is the true big bike. It comes with a 107-inch [271.78 centimeter] motor and is ten times the bike the others will ever be.

Jay Igo
Gillette, Wyoming [Dear_Playboy-1999]

Advertiser Magazines

82717

The magazine is nearly all advertisements. Even the local pieces and articles are ads. It's printed as two magazines in one. One half is 82717 for Campbell County and the other is 82801 for Sheridan, Wyoming. [Zip_Code-2017-11][Zip_Code-2017-12][Zip_Code-2018-01][Zip_Code-2018-02][Zip_Code-2018-03][Zip_Code-2018-04]

Anybody's Auto

Autos & More

From the Big Horns to the Black Hills

The articles are Gillette News-Record articles or written by News-Record staff.

Gillette Advertiser

Gillette & Campbell County Relocation Guide

Here's My Card

The Gillette News-Record made at least two of these business card compilations. Unless you want to look at Gilette business cards it has nothing of interest. [My_Card-2013] [My_Card-2014]

Homes & More

House Hunter

House Hunter was published from 1989 to June 2017. Most of the issues were full of unrelated ads and little real estate information. Now that it is gone that means one less advertiser I have to look at. [House_Hunter-2017-06]

Images: Gillette-Campbell County, Wyoming

Inside Gillette

Livability: Gillette-Wright and Campbell County, WY

Northeastern Wyoming Hunting Guide

Another advertiser full of ads and a few articles from the Gillette News-Record staff targeting hunters. [Hunting-2011][Hunting-2012]

reaLLiving

Tidbits of Campbell County

Tidbits is printed like a newspaper or newsletter and is a combination of a weekly advertiser and Reader's Digest, only much shorter. The local content is almost entirely advertising with most of it being syndicated bible trivia, national advertising for elderly services, crossword puzzles, recipes, and comics found in Sunday newspapers. Many of the local advertisements are for Crook County despite the name.

Agriculture Magazines

The American Elevator and Grain Trade

Elevator and Grain News

Western

The Farmers Union will lease the elevator to be constructed at Gillette, Wyoming. [Elevator_News-1928]

Farmers Coop Association grain elevator in Gillette which was built in 1928 Farmers Coop Association grain elevator in Gillette which was built in 1928.

FFA New Horizons

FFA New Horizons is the official magazine of the FFA (Future Farmers of America).

FFA in Action: Iowa Ride'em Rodeo

Article about the Iowa High School State Rodeo Finals.

[...] Thirty-five FFA members competed for the gold buckles and trophy saddles, as well as a chance to represent Iowa at the national high school finals in Gillette, Wyoming. [FFA-Iowa-1993]

Fund Raisers in Action

Wix Corporation recently awarded $250 [$468.32 in December 2017] bonuses to Dawsonville, Georgia; Utica, Nebraska; Brockway, Pennsylvania; and Gillette, Wyoming, Chapters for collecting the most boxtops per capita per region during the 1989 Wix/FFA fundraising promotion. [FFA-Fund_Raisers-1990]

The National Future Farmer

The official magazine of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) until 1989 when the name was changed to FFA New Horizons.

The Chapter Scoop

Thousands of new members are getting the Scoop now. Greenhands coming into FFA. For example, Gillette, Wyoming, took in 27. [National_Farmer-Greenhands-1975]

The Chapter Scoop

Andy Greer reported the Gillette, Wyoming, Chapter's swim party at a local recreation center. [National_Farmer-Party-1975]

FFA in Action: The Heart of the Matter

Article about AMBU a CPR training device and the Lifesaving Kit project.

"AMBU" simulators will also go to eight other state FFA organizations in honor of local chapters that distributed a large number of lifesaving kits in their areas. Those receiving recognition are FFA chapters in Nyssa, Oregon; Connell, Washington; Gillette, Wyoming; Fairview, Montana; Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Clear Lake, South Dakota; Minico, Idaho; and Carrington, North Dakota. [National_Farmer-Heart-1977]

The FFA News in Brief: Safety Awards Come to FFA

The National Safety Council's Youth Advisory Committee has announced special recognition for seven local FFA chapters.

[...] Awards of Commendation were give to the Gillette, Wyoming, Chapter [...] [National_Farmer-Awards-1986]

The Joke Page

Policeman: "Do you know you were doing 60 miles [96.56 kilometers] per hour?"

Sam: "How could I? I've only been driving 10 minutes."

Janet Greer
Gillette, Wyoming [National_Farmer-Joke-1973]

Maybe this was funnier in 1973.

Western Farm Life

The Mother Cow

Even though the article is not about Gillette there is a photo and some details about its author White Eagle (Shields Wright).

White Eagle White Eagle

White Eagle, the writer of this story, is, as his name indicates, an Indian. His home is at Gillette, Wyo., and he was formerly rural mail carrier on a route in that section. He devotes his time to literary work and most of his stories and sketches are leaves from his own experiences on the plains and in the mountains. He has just returned to Gillette after a year's absence in California and Mexico. While in the latter country he witnessed a bull fight and he has promised Western Farm Life to write a story about it. White Eagle interprets the life of the West with an understanding heart and the precision and directness of truth. [Mother_Cow-1920]

A Wyoming Woman Sheep Rancher

She Runs 4,000 sheep and 500 head of cattle

By White Eagle [Shields Wright]

Mrs. Edith Paisley, Wyoming Woman Rancher Mrs. Edith Paisley, Wyoming Woman Rancher

White Eagle, the writer of the accompanying article, is a gifted member of a vanishing race, a full blood Indian. He knows the life about which he writes so interestingly and we hope to be favored by other contributions from his pen from time to time. His home is at Gillette, Wyo., and he formerly drove the mail stage from that town to Wright and has known the woman rancher whose story he is telling, for a long time.--Editor

Fifty miles south of Gillette, on Porcupine Creek, Campbell County, Wyoming, is the Paisley ranch of 1,160 acres of good grazing lands. The ranch has been cut one-half in acreage from what it was in former years by the coming of the homesteaders. The outbuildings, sheds, etc., and the fine, large ranch house, painted white, with young cottonwoods growing in front, throw a feeling of home comforts into the breast of one of who has ridden the distance from town, seeing nothing save the small shacks of the homesteaders, or lonesome looking wagons of the sheepherders.

At the present writing there are some 4,000 sheep on the ranch, 500 head of cattle and 50 head of horses.

As all western people known, the most strenuous time on a sheep ranch is at lambing, in the spring, and then at shearing, the one following right upon the other.

Mrs. Edith Paisley (nee Reno) went thru several years of this and has had under her employ at the different seasons four to ten men. That she made a success of the business is evident from the fact that she sold one season's wool clip and lamb crop for $32,200 [$511,824.13 in March 2018]. But she had her losses as well, notably the winter of 1909-10, when her losses were 45 percent. She can discuss sheep and their care with the best of the sheepmen and informs us that during her eleven years' experience in the business no other breed of sheep has been found so adapted to northern Wyoming as the mixed breed of Cotswold and Rambouillet. Having grown up in Colorado and Wyoming, she is naturally fond of a famous product of these two states--horses. And has been a rider of more or less daring all her life.

Before the Ford car made its appearance upon the remote cattle and sheep ranches, the fifty-mile [80.46 kilometers] trip was made into Gillette by horseback or with team, and frequently in the teeth of a blizzard for which northern Wyoming is famous. But the Ford has come to stay and the fifty-mile [80.46 kilometer] trip is now made in two hours.

We give here part of her record as a horsewoman:

Won second prize at Douglas State Fair, Douglas, Wyo., 1909.

First prize for horsemanship at the Weston County Fair, Newcastle, Wyo., 1910, riding in the relay and ladies' novelty races.

In 1911 she beat her former records by taking first prize at the world's championship at the State Fair, Douglas, Wyo. It requires nerve, coolness, quickness, and a real riding ability to stay in a relay race where western horses are used, but in spite of her lifetime experience in the saddle and the many contests in which she has engaged, she has never had an accident or suffered an injury.

During the trying times of lambing when everyone on a sheep ranch, except the cook, has to be out more or less in some of the most disagreeable weather that a human being can be called upon to endure, this strenuous woman, dress in heavy clothing, a "slicker," rubbers, heavy mitts, and a fur cap, has boltered up the flagging courage of men as she patiently helped move a bunch slow going ewes and their slower, silly, new born lambs to some sheltering hillside while the driven snow, cold rain and sleet beat into her face until the care free smile, so often playing over her face, was absent because the muscles were numb and stiff with cold.

She is a robust built woman as one would imagine, by her life in the open; her face round and pleasant, with sun tanned cheeks, fair hair, brown eyes, and a set of perfect white, even teeth.

Some readers may possibly imagine that sheep ranching is all a picnic because one of the accredited weaker sex has thus succeeded at it. I will here relate two instances which will show the risks one takes in the business here in northern Wyoming.

On the ranch of her big brother Bert, adjoining her own, a herder was lost, with his band of sheep, twenty-four hours in a blinding snow storm. When he was finally found his cap had frozen to his head and his shoes had to be cut from his feet. He was taken to Gillette with all possible haste and everything done that could be done to save his feet, but they were so badly frozen that part of one foot and most of the other had to be amputated. The young man recovered, and now has a band of sheep of his own out near the neighborhood where he was once so near death.

And the same winter, if my memory serves me right, for during each of these two episodes I was mail carrier from Gillette to Wright, Wyoming post office where ranchers, including Mrs. Paisley, got their mail, so what we have here is written from first hand. On the Paisley ranch a herder was lost for several days in a very bad blizzard. When a party was able to get out, they found him with his back against a rock, seating in the snow, frozen stiff. His dog had stayed with him all that time, without food or drink or shelter and was so weak that when the searchers arrived it could scarcely stand. No animal in the sheep country is more indispensable or worthy of our regard than the sheep dogs. Who can sum up the world of devotion in the breast of that poor beast, as thru the long, cold nights, and bleak, windy days, without food or drink, it kept watch, perhaps hoping for a sign from the hands of the one time master, now so still, or a word from the lips so dumb!

Although recently married to John Paisley, himself a stockman, the subject of this sketch still takes active part in managing the ranch, she and her husband working together in perfect harmony on the many tasks she once conducted so well by herself. [Woman_Rancher-1918]

Alumni Magazines

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Magazine

Class Notes

1980

Vivien Guttridge Olsen writes from Gillette, Wyoming, and reports it is cold, snowy, and beautiful in an isolated auslere kind of way. Hubby Chad is Assistant City Administrator, Caleb is 4 1/2, Luke is 2. Viven is working towards a degree in music education. [Sweet_Briar-1993]

Delta State

With the Classes

1975

Carlton D. Campbell is the Career Center Director for Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming. [Delta-Classes-2002]

Lantern

The Lantern is the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse alumni magazine.

Class Notes

65 [class of 1965]

William [Bill] Heineke, Gillette, Wyoming, is in the 26th year of a Summer Day Treatment Program he developed for high-risk children and their families provided through the Community Mental Health Center, Behavioral Health Services at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Since its inception, the program has served more than 1,000 children and their families. [Lantern-Notes-2012]

I talked to Dr. Heineke in 2017 about this entry and he said the magazine never contacted him about it.

Arts and Crafts Magazines

American Craft

Creative Outliers

By one estimate, there are as many full-time craft artists in the United States as there are people in the town of Gillette, Wyoming. Never heard of Gillette? Well, no wonder; like the universe of craft artists, it has a relatively small population. [American_Craft-Outliers-2014]

If our existence, lives, history, and the blood, sweat, and tears spent to create the city can help you make a witty comparison to craft artists then we live to serve.

The Jeweler's Circular

Western Department: Denver

H. Solomon, who has conducted a mock auction shop on Lorimer St. for some time has at length got himself into the toils of the police. D. D. Gilstrap, a wealthy cattleman of Gillette, Wyo., now visiting in this city, was attracted to the auction and was induced to bid $10 [$298.89 in 2017] for a "gold watch which was going ridiculously cheap." When he showed it to the clerk at the Oxford Hotel the clerk pronounced it brass, and the police were informed. The police state that hundreds of cases of misrepresentation occur every month in Denver, and that men, women and children are led to bid on and buy jewelry of all kinds at prices said to be far above the value of the goods. Several complaints have been received lately from alleged victims, and the authorities have determined to put a stop to the cause for complaint. [Jewelers-Auction-1906]

Maybe people were more trusting back in 1906, but he should have remembered if it's too good to be true it probably is.

Aviation Magazines

Aeronautics

Hall-Scott: Aviation Power Plants Mean Professional Success

A testimonial by E. L. Mathewson praising Hall-Scott, but more importantly describing the first airplane flight in Wyoming.

They are earning thousands of dollars for the many users throughout the United States and the Orient [Asia].

They can be depended upon to operate successfully under most trying conditions, and require the least amount of adjustment, care and attention of any aviation power plant built.

Hall-Scott power plants are being generally purchased by amateurs and professionals who have not been able to obtain results with other makes, among these the following:

Mathewson Aeroplane Company
Denver, Colorado, July 8th, 1911.

Hall-Scott Motor Car Company,
San Francisco, California

Gentlemen:--Your valued favor of June 27th [, 1911], received on my return from a trip in Wyoming, where we gave a two days Aeroplane exhibition with one of our headless bi-planes. We made a five-minute flight at Gillette on Sunday [July 2, 1911] which was considered a very successful one on account of the condition of the ground, wind, etc. In trying out the motor Sunday, preparatory to a flight Monday, the * * * * * went wrong with the * * * * * and we were up against it with that motor. We wired into the General Aviation People here, for their Hall-Scott motor, received it Monday night at ten o'clock, and by nine the next morning had it properly installed and the machine balanced up. Gillette, Wyoming, is a very rough country in more ways than one, and it was up to us to fly at ten o'clock, wind or no wind, as per advertisement. The machine rose out of the sage brush with a run of less than 75 feet [22.86 meters] and crossed over to the top of the foothills which were at least 800 feet [243.84 meters] and less than a mile from where we started. The wind must have been blowing better than twenty miles an hour [32.18 kilometers per hour] and full of eddies. The thermometer registered 102 degrees [fahrenheit] [38.8 celsius]. The altitude at Gillette is a little better than 5,000 feet [1,524 meters]. Everything being considered it was anything but an ideal place to fly. The machine remained in the air about seven minutes, making three large circles at an altitude of 500 feet [152.4 meters]. Several times Thompson ran into air holes and whirlwinds which would have certainly smashed him if we had been using our old motor.

At 7:30 the same evening after the wind had died down he made another flight, rising with a start of 61 feet [18.59 meters] from a small baseball ground, circling over town several times at an altitude of over 1,000 feet [304.8 meters], made several long dives, and, in fact did everything that any aviator in a machine could have done. We fully realize that without the Hall-Scott motor both of these flights would have been impossible.

Very truly yours,
The Mathewson Aeroplane Company,
Signed: E. L. Mathewson, President and Treasurer

This is one of the many instances where Hall-Scott motors have proved their worth. For details of other flights made, and power plant details,
Address
Hall-Scott Motor Carr Company, San Francisco, California [Aeronautics-Hall-Scott-1911]

George W. Thompson during his first flight in a Mathewson biplane in Denver, Colorado a few months before he came to Gillette. Probably not the same plane used in Gillette, but likely nearly identical. George W. Thompson during his first flight in a Mathewson biplane in Denver, Colorado a few months before he came to Gillette. Probably not the same plane used in Gillette, but likely nearly identical. [Aeronautics-Thompson]

Assuming this letter is true and not a creation of Hall-Scott for advertising it is interesting for several reasons. Saying George Thompson would have crashed with their old engine foreshadows his death flying a similar plane at a county fair in 1912. Every other source I have seen says the first flight was on July 4, 1911, but this says it was two days earlier on July 2. The letter says the elevation of Gillette is over 5,000 feet, but it is now measured at 4,554 feet or 1,388 meters.

Aircraft

The Most Convincing Proof of Elbridge Aero Engine: Success is the Unsolicited Testimony of Users

[George W.] Thompson at the wheel of the Mathewson Headless Bi-plane, Denver, Colorado. [George W.] Thompson at the wheel of the Mathewson Headless Bi-plane, Denver, Colorado.

The Mathewson Aeroplane Company

Elbridge Engine Company,
Rochester, New York

Denver, Colorado, June 21, 1911.

Gentlemen:--Thinking you might be interested in what we are doing with our new headless biplane, equipped with an Elbridge Engine, we are sending you today a clipping from the Denver "Times" titled "King of High Altitudes," etc.; also a couple of photographs of Thompson in flight, which you may be able to use to your advantage.

We will give our next public exhibition at Gillette, Wyoming, on July 3rd and 4th, and will wire you direct from there our success.

Yours very truly,
The Mathewson Aeroplane Company,
(Signed) E. L. Mathewson, President. [Aircraft-Elbridge-1911]

Mathewson later wrote another testimonial about his and George W. Thompson's experiences in Gillette and their use of a Hall-Scott motor in Hall-Scott: Aviation Power Plants Mean Professional Success.

Flying

Flying Mail: Cook Knight-Flat on His Aztec

As a long-time reader of "I learned About Flying From That," I have been appalled by the apparent ineptitude of those with whom we share the airspace. In many cases, I suspect that the entire episode was a fabrication. Either Cook Knight wasn't in an Aztec or he wasn't qualified to be.

James T. Fulkerson
Gillette, Wyoming [Flying-Mail-1971]

While I don't have the previous article the letters are referencing the Aztec is a variation of the Piper PA-23 plane. It could have only been the PA-23-250 Aztec B, C, D, or E variants. The F was produced after the article.

A Piper PA-23-250 Aztec B produced 1962-1964 A Piper PA-23-250 Aztec B produced 1962-1964 [Piper_Aztec]

On the Record: Cessna P210N

Cessna P210N
Gillette, Wyoming
Injuries: 1 Uninjured

[...] The pilot decided to divert to Gillette. Shortly thereafter, the engine lost power. The pilot made a forced landing on a hilly terrain. The airplane touched down hard on a flat spot. The nose landing gear sheared off, and the airplane nosed over. Burning 120 gallons [454.24 liters] in 5.7 hours would require a consumption rate of slightly more than 21 gph [79.49 liters per hour].

Probable Cause(s): The pilot's failure to land sooner to refuel, resulting in a power loss due to fuel exhaustion. A factor was a lack of suitable terrain on which to make a forced landing. [Flying-Cessna-2005]

A Cessna Centurion P210N produced 1978-1983 A Cessna Centurion P210N produced 1978-1983 [Cessna_P210N]

Sportsman Pilot

Howard Odyssey

The article tracks the history of a Howard Expert DGA-15P airplane. The last owner was Ron Rippon from Sioux City, Iowa. At some point after 1952 he spent a year in Gillette before moving to Mansfield, Missouri.

Undaunted, he kept following his dream -- he spent a year in Gillette, Wyoming then came back east to Mansfield, Missouri to work [...] [Sportsman-Howard-1983]

While not the same number this Howard DGA-15P looks identical to the one shown in the article. The DGA-15 was produced 1939-1944. While not the same number this Howard DGA-15P looks identical to the one shown in the article. The DGA-15 was produced 1939-1944. [Howard_DGA-15P]

Black Magazines

These magazines are made for Black readers. The advertisements are tailored to Black interests and the articles feature Blacks while talking about controversial racial issues.

Black Ink

A Historic Meeting

The KKK flag The KKK flag [KKK_Flag]

Despite opposition from higher-ups in the Wyoming NAACP, Casper [, Wyoming] Branch president Jimmy Simmons and KKK organizer John Abarr met in a heavily secured Casper hotel conference room, to discuss KKK literature that was distributed in Gillette, Wyo., (a town outside Casper) and alleged hate crimes that were carried out on local black men seen hanging out with white women. [Black_Ink-Meeting-2013]

The article seems to be a summary of an Associated Press article. A Gillette News-Record article titled KKK Fliers Found On Doorsteps On Sunday said recruitment fliers were left at places in Heritage Village and Bitter Creek subdivisions. I haven't read about any other incidents involving the Klan in Gillette.

Black World

Black World is similar to Ebony or Jet and was published 1942-1976. It was originally called The Negro Digest and was a Black alternative to Reader's Digest.

Dear Editor

Dear Editor:

In response to your article/novel in your magazine dated December 1973 entitled "Two Thousand Seasons" by Mr. Ayi Kwei Armah, thank you for publishing such a beautiful article.

This novel does not seem fiction to us, but the truth of our entire Black history including today.

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Williams
Gillette, Wyo. [Black_World-Editor-1974]

Two Thousand Seasons is a Pan-African novel about 2,000 years of African slavery. Pan-Africanism is part of the Black Power movement.

Ebony

Ebony is another Black focused magazine. It features interviews, news, reviews, celebrity gossip, and everything else you would imagine a magazine would include. As with any racial magazine Ebony covered controversial issues. The articles about Gillette don't go to those extremes.

Lady Pioneer in the Oil Fields

Edith Williams was profiled in 1984 while working in Gillette for Mobil. There are several photos of her working and little is said about Gillette except this.

The faint scent of the popular fragrance Opium is strengthened as the wind, now slight, now gusty, swirls around the young woman leaping from the door of the truck. The setting, mountainous Gillette, Wyoming, is one fit for auto manufacturers who want to show via television commercials the fun things their four-wheel-drive vehicles can do. It is here that Edith Williams, one of the first Black American women to earn a degree in geophysics, embarks on oil exploration for Mobil Oil Corp.

She is intent and, for a person who is afraid of heights, undaunted by the thought of her first task of the morning. She has to scale a steep mountain and uproot geophones--devices that send back to a recording truck the degree of echoes off rock layers in the earth. [...] [Ebony-Lady-1984]

Here we go again with those famous mountains of Gillette. Obviously the author was simply making things up and didn't even look at the photos that were put in the article.

Somewhere in Gillette according to the author (Grand Tetons) Somewhere in Gillette according to the author (Grand Tetons) [Grand_Tetons]

Williams scaled the steep mountains of Gillette to pull out geophones. Pictured is an Ion SM-24 geophone Williams scaled the steep mountains of Gillette to pull out geophones. Pictured is an Ion SM-24 geophone [Geophone]

Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Magazines

American Motorcyclist

Nine Days in May: Atlanta to Montana by Back Roads

The author Jerry Tyler documented his motorcycle trip from Atlanta, Georgia to Missoula, Montana. He stopped in Gillette along the way.

By nightfall, cold and tired, but exhilarated, I pull into the Thrifty Inn in Gillette, having covered 248 quality miles [399.11 kilometers]. At dinner, I'm warm, thankful and happy. The Bike is great, apparently fixed, and this town seems so nice.

Not twenty-four hours later, I'm inside my motel room. With my delivery pizza eaten, I switch on the news. I've managed to sit out the day's bad weather, watching the snow change over to rain and then stop. [...] [Motorcyclist-Days-1997]

Did I read that right? He called Gillette nice. I have read hundreds of articles and books on Gillette and I don't remember anyone calling Gillette nice.

Road Report: Big Jim and the Sacred Buffalo

The article covers the story of James "Big Jim" Durham and how he got funding for carving a buffalo skeleton based on a vision his son had. There is a picture of the buffalo, but I couldn't make out any carvings on it.

By spring 1996, Big Jim was ready to reveal the Sacred Buffalo to the world, taking it first to Gillette, Wyoming. More than 1,000 people came to see it during the first week, and a Catholic priest of 40 years told his parishioners, "I never thought I would see the hand of God on earth, but I saw it this week in the form of a buffalo skeleton, here in Gillette."

It is overwhelming--the skeleton of a huge bull buffalo, 10 feet from head to tail and six feet high at the bones of the hump. Every single bone is scrimshawed with elaborate designs and religious symbols. [...] [Motorcyclist-Buffalo-1997]

Ultimate Diesel Builder's Guide

21-Year Old Studies Diesel Technology (with Hands-on Approach)

Levi Krech lives in Gillette, Wyoming, a place where diesel rules and it isn't hard to find a job if you're talented in the oil burning arena. At 21-years old, Krech is currently studying diesel technology while also working part time as a mechanic. You might say that he is fully immersed in the craft. How did he get there? While a freshman in high school, he saw Pat McCreery's truck, and it inspired him. Soon after, Krech found an 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 after a long search for just the right truck. It was owned by an elderly gentleman, who took very good care of the truck and kept it completely stock and parked inside of a garage. The truck was in nearly brand new condition, and when Krech took it off the old timer's hands, it was the perfect blank canvas. Thus began the two-year process of turning the truck into a head turner with some friends teaming up to work on the build. [Diesel-Studies-2015]

The rest of the article is photos of the truck and details about what parts he used.

Children's Magazines

The Friend

The Friend is published by the Church of Latter-day Saints better known as the Mormons. While it is a Christian magazine the target audience is children.

Friends in the News

[photo - not shown here]

Gillette First Ward

The Primary children of the Gillette First Ward, Gillette Wyoming Stake, participated in a talent show. Some children performed on the stage, and others showed their talents on table displays. At the end of the show, the Primary sang "Scripture Power." [Friend-News-2008]

Our Creative Friends: Friends

Friends

Friends forever--
Remember them!
I will like them for eternity.
Everyone should be a friend.
Nice people are friends.
Do you have a best friend?
Sure I do!

Ranchester Branch Primary
Gillette Wyoming Stake [Friend-Friends-2003]

Read the first letter of each line.

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas was a kids magazine with fictional stories, puzzles, poems, advertisements, riddles, true stories, and so on. It was published 1873-1943.

The Letter Box

Gillette, Wyo.

Dear St. Nicholas: I have taken you for a very long time and have never written to you, so I really think that it is time that I did.

I live on a ranch in Wyoming. We have only lived here a year, and before that we lived in Chicago and went to the Big Horn Mountains in the summer.

We have a big lake on our ranch, which is simply fine to skate on in the winter. We go swimming in it in the summer, and this summer we are going to have a row-boat.

I have five horses and a collie-dog of my own. Mother has been very unfortunate with horses. She has lost three fine saddle-horses within the last year.

I think your articles called "How to Study Pictures" are very interesting.

Wishing you a long life, I remain,

Your sincere reader,

Dorothy W. Barney [Nicholas-Letter-1906]

Christian Magazines

Columbia

Knights in Action: Knights Offer Prayers, Funds in 9-11 Aftermath

[...] Msgr. James Ruddy Council 3477 in Gillette, Wyoming, donated the entire proceeds of its October 28 bingo to the Heroes Fund. [...] [Knights_9-11-2002]

College Magazines

Gillette College Insider

Yearly publication by the Gillette College.

The Triad of Acacia Fraternity

The crest of Acacia fraternity at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor The crest of Acacia fraternity at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor [Acacia_Crest]

Wyoming: Buys a New House...

The climax of rush week came with the pledging of thirteen men: Roland Hart, Douglas, Wyoming; Wayne Anderson, Egbert, Wyoming; Charles Mankin, Gillette, Wyoming; Robert Winton, Brighton, Colorado; Keith Raitt, Gillette, Wyoming; Jack Holoway, Grant, Nebraska; Dave Wilde, Rock Springs, Wyoming; Doy Whitlock, Riverton, Wyoming; Glenn Graham, Dresden, Ohio; Ted Hartung, Belvedere, New Jersey; Russell Sandercock, Fort Laramie, Wyoming; Bob Robinson, Arvada, Wyoming; and Tom Page, Willoughby, Ohio.

The pledge group have elected Charles Mankin as pledge caption and Wayne Anderson as scribe. [Triad-House-1947]

Wartburg

Knights in the News: Fritchel Retires to Devote More Time to Composing

After graduating from Wartburg [1951], [James E.] Fritchel taught high school music in Gillette, Wyo. [...] [Wartburg-Fritchel-1993]

From the article it appears he taught in Gillette somewhere between 1951-1954. The article also includes a photo of him composing.

Computer Magazines

Interface Age

Mail Code Sort and Print Program

Before internet magazines commonly printed source code for software. It was a cheap way of distributing code, but it required you to type it into a computer yourself. The BASIC program in the article sorts addresses and prints them. The example figure included a Gillette address.

0120 DATA RAYMOND W SHORT, PO BOX 1306, GILLETTE WY,82716 [Interface-Mail-1978]

I don't know if that was a real person or something the author made up.

Macworld

Macworld is as its name suggests a magazine for Apple Macintosh computers. It was printed 1984 to 2014 and then moved to an online format.

Quick Tips: Dvorak Keyboard Layout

Q. Where can I obtain software that will convert my keyboard to the Dvorak system through the Keyboard control panel?

Sara Neyer
Gillette, Wyoming

A. America Online and CompuServe both have several Dvorak keyboard-layout files, and so do user groups such as BMUG (510/549-2684). All layouts adhere to the Dvorak layout for letters but put punctuation, symbols, and diacriticals in different places (see "Dvorak Variations"). Detailed reasons for the differences accompany each free keyboard layout. You install a keyboard layout by dragging it to the System Folder.

In addition to switching keyboard layouts with the Keyboard control panel, you can use System 7's Keyboard menu, which is normally hidden. To make it appear between the Application and Help menus, use ResEdit to turn on the "Always show kybd. icon" option in the System file's itlc resource. [Macworld-Dvorak-1994]

The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard US ANSI layout The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard US ANSI layout

Dvorak is an alternative keyboard layout that was designed by analyzing typists. While it cuts finger travel significantly there is no evidence it prevents or reduces RSI or increases speed. The Dvorak variants are ANSI, other languages, left and right hand only layouts, and the classic version that changes the number keys.

The answer given was for System 7. On May 10, 1999 almost 5 years after this was written Apple released Mac OS 8.6 which included an official way to change the keyboard layout to Dvorak. Today all major operating systems include Dvorak and its variants.

Softalk

(Oracle Contest) Contest Winners Oracle '83: The Saga Continues Lingering Limericks

The Softalk random number generator was called in to break the tie, and in typical RNG fashion it generated a random number that was guaranteed to upset everyone involved. Everyone, that is, except for David Miles (Gillette, WY), who is this months winner. Miles plans to put the $100 [$250.81 in March 2018] he wins for this part of the Oracle contest toward the purchase of a Votrax Type-'N-Talk speech synthesizer. [Softalk-Saga-1983]

(Oracle Contest Part 5) A Hot Day in San Jose

David Miles of Gillette won the 5th part of the Oracle contest where contestants predicted the temperature in San Jose, California on July 4th Independence Day. It was part of a larger contest to score enough points in each round to win an Apple IIe computer.

An Apple IIe contestests were competing to win. It was released in January 1983 a few months before the contest. An Apple IIe contestests were competing to win. It was released in January 1983 a few months before the contest. [Apple_IIe]

And here to present the award for Oscar predictions is Jean Mattson, owner of ComputerLand, Gillette, Wyoming. That's Oracle winner David Miles accepting the award for himself. And here to present the award for Oscar predictions is Jean Mattson, owner of ComputerLand, Gillette, Wyoming. That's Oracle winner David Miles accepting the award for himself.

The race for the Apple IIe goes on. The leaders are mostly the same, but there has been some jockeying for position coming down the final stretch. [...] June's winner, David Miles (Gillette, WY), held on to his second-place spot with forty-four; [...] [Softalk-Hot-1983]

If you look closely the software being given to Miles was Microsoft Multiplan which was a spreadsheet program that was replaced by Microsoft Excel.

(Oracle Contest Part 6) Contest Winners

Part 6 of the Oracle contest to win an Apple IIe computer was predicting the who announced to run in the 1984 presidential election by September 30, 1983.

[...] For the third time in a row, second place belongs to David Miles (Gillette, WY), with seventy-four points, [...] [Softalk-Winners-1983]

(Oracle Contest Part 7) Contest Winners: An Apple Awarded; A Trickster Treated

The Oracle contest to win an Apple IIe computer ended with part 7 which was to predict 5 companies who made the most Top 30 appearances.

An Apple IIe contestests were competing to win. It was released in January 1983 a few months before the contest. An Apple IIe contestests were competing to win. It was released in January 1983 a few months before the contest. [Apple_IIe]

It was a close race, though, with no udisputed winner decided until after the last part of the contest. David Miles (Gillette, Wyoming) had seventy-four points going into the final round. Miles predicted four of the five companies to make the most Top Thirty appearances, for twenty points. If Miles had also predicted correctly the number of appearances by the top company, he would have added twenty bonus points, giving him a total of one hundred fourteen. As it turned out, Miles finished second, with ninety-four points.

But Wait, There's More. Miles could have used a little help from anyone who predicted the number of appearances by the top company. [...] [Softalk-Trickster-1984]

David Miles receiving a copy of Microsoft Multiplan for winning part of the Oracle contest. David Miles receiving a copy of Microsoft Multiplan for winning part of the Oracle contest. [Softalk-Hot-1983]

Entertainment Magazines

HorrorHound

HorrorHound: What's this we hear about your band Cornbugs?

Chop Top [Bill Moseley]: [...] Oh Yeah... one is called Donkey Town which is named after the original name of Gillette, Wyoming. My great grandfather surveyed the Burlington Railroad route across Wyoming and Donkey Town used to be a tent city of whores, muggers and gamblers. They exploited the railroad gangs and that was the next town above Donkey Creek Wyoming. In honor of my great grandfather's great job of survey the Burlington Railroad the company didn't give him a cash bonus which is what he wanted, instead they renamed Donkey Town to Gillette, Wyoming. That was quite exciting. [...] [HorrorHound-ChopTop-2006]

The interview goes on about the history of the band and upcoming albums. Chop Top is a character in the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie franchise.

Bill Moseley at the 2007 Scream Awards. Bill Moseley at the 2007 Scream Awards. [Bill_Moseley]

Bill Moseley's great grandfather Edward Gillette. The girl is Gillette's granddaughter Virginia Moseley. Bill Moseley's great grandfather Edward Gillette. The girl is Gillette's granddaughter Virginia Moseley. [Gillette_Moseley]

Guns and Ammo Magazines

Guns & Ammo

Reader Blowback

To Light or Not to Light

I just read an article by a so called expert on home defense guns. I would agree with his caliber choice but a light on a handgun in the home at night tells the invader exactly where you are and it seems that people fire at the light. Let us get real, carry a flashlight and hold it away from the body. This is what used to be taught even in the military.

W. A. Murray, Jr.
Gillette, Wyoming

[...]

The problem we've discovered (I can speak only for the Special Forces community) is that dedicating 50 percent of our hands to just holding a flashlight takes away from our hand's other critical tasks like maintaining sight alignment and mananging recoil. Should we actually need to shoot, having both hands on our handgun is a decided advantage. We should also remember that hands come in handy (har, har) when it's time to open doors, pick up a child, or dial a phone. We only have two and our handgun should absolutely remain in one of them at all times.

[...]

Tom Beckstrand

I like how Murray added that the military trains that way and then Beckstrand had to drop in special forces. Both arguments appeal to authority as if the military and its countless branches, departments, and divisions are somehow the best experts on civilian home defense against criminals.

Technology changes tactics. Back in the early days of practical shooting, a flashlight (there were no "tactical" lights back then) pumped out 20 to 30 lumens. [...] If you wanted more light, you had to add D cells, and no one could shoot two handed, while also holding a four cell D cell flashlight.

[...]

Finally, we have proven now for decades that two handeded shooting is faster and more accurate than one handeded. Shooting one handed, while holding the flashlight out at arm's length is so obsolete that even the FBI probably doesn't teach it any more. If they do, they shouldn't.

Patrick Sweeny [Guns_Ammo-Reader-2015]

A problem for readers is trying to pick the best option without decades of experience. If you read each argument by itself it might sound reasonable. Another option might be to examine the evidence published in studies. Assuming you spend your spare time reading and verifying research papers on self defense and gun accessories every night.

Sure Shots

Women in the Industry: Competitive Shooter Jessie Dussart

Sure Shots Magazine: What is your primary weapon (or weapons) and why?

[Dussart:] My current competition rifle is a custom build. I am running a Kelbly action in 6 Creedmoor that is bedded in a carbon fiber Manners T5-A stock. I'm using a Bartlein barrel, an Atlas bipod, ThunderBeast suppressor and a two stage Huber trigger. My current optic is the Burris XTR-II 4-20 x 50 with the SCR reticle, which I helped design and am credited for on the patent, in a Spuhr mount. Two years ago I went searching for a lighter option to the rifle I was running at the time; that's how this build came into being. Chuck McIntosh at Mac's Gunworks in Gillette, Wyoming does all my gunsmithing for me; I wouldn't trust anyone else with my rifle. [...] [Sure_Shots-Women-2015]

Theres a photo of Dussart with her rifle in the article, but it only shows part of it.

Health and Fitness Magazines

Weight Watchers

The Journey of a Lifetime

The article is a compilation of testimonials in a magazine that's an advertisement for a weight loss program. One of several testimonials was by Laurie Aarsby in Gillette.

Laurie Aarsby lost 8.43 kilograms Laurie Aarsby lost 8.43 kilograms

Laurie Aarsby
66, Gillette, Wyoming
Lost 18.6lb [8.43 kilograms]*

How did your relationships change during the process?

"I've always been a positive and happy person. But now that I'm more comfortable with my body, I realize how much happier and more confident I have become. Yes, some of the confidence comes from looking better, but mostly it's because I realize that I have finally attained a life-long goal and I know how to eat for the rest of my life. Obviously, when you're happier and confident, and at peace with yourself, that feeling transfers to your relationships."
- Laurie

* People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs [0.45 to 0.90 kilograms]/wk. These members lost weight on a previous Weight Watchers program and are continuing on WW Freestyle. [Weight_Watchers-Journey-2018]

If the testimonials are real then congratulations Aarsby for losing so much weight.

Hunting and Fishing Magazines

Forest and Stream

A Reminiscence of Roosevelt

They say you get one exclamation per document so here is mine. I don't think the mentions can get any bigger than this. The author of the article is Edward Gillette himself and he writes how the President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt asked him for advice about what to say during a speech in Gillette!

Some years later the President [of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt] had been making a tour of the country in a special train, which was sidetracked at Gardner, while he inspected the game in the Park and absorbed the sunshine. I was superintendent at the time of the Sheridan Division of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and went to Gardner to arrange the schedule of the President's Special over the road, also by his invitation. As we stopped at the various stations along the line, the President made short speeches from the rear platform. We finally approached the town of Gillette, Wyo., which had been named for me on account of my having located the railroad through that section of the country. The President turning to me said: "What shall I talk about to the people in Gillette?" I told him they were the pioneers of the country and doing a great work in its development. "By the way," I said, "this reminds me that one of the cowboys who used to work for the 101 Ranch nearby told me you had come to their round up at a certain time and that he had shared his bed with you." The President exclaimed: "That's good, that's good, I'm glad you told me."

On arriving at the town the President gave the crowd assembled a good talk on the work they were doing as the first settlers in the country and then asked if there was anyone there who had worked for the 101 Ranch. A great many held up their hands and said, "Aye, aye." The President with a broad smile shouted, "I know you boys! I know you! I've slept with you on the roundup." A great roar went up from the crowd and I noted at the next election that the President got a big vote from that district. [...] [Forest_Stream-Roosevelt-1919]

Edward Gillette and his granddaughter Virginia Moseley around 1925 a few years after he wrote the article in 1919. Edward Gillette and his granddaughter Virginia Moseley around 1925 a few years after he wrote the article in 1919. [Gillette_Moseley]

President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech in Newcastle, Wyoming shortly after visiting Gillette President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech in Newcastle, Wyoming shortly after visiting Gillette [Roosevelt_Newcastle-1903]

Here is the full text of the short speech Roosevelt gave April 25, 1903 while in Gillette that won him those extra votes.

Remarks of President Roosevelt at Gillette, Wyoming, April 25, 1903.

Gentlemen and Ladies:

It is a great pleasure to me to get back into Wyoming. It is just nineteen years ago--in 1884-- that I first struck Wyoming. I was handling a cow outfit myself then in North Dakota, on the little Missouri, and first of all we wanted to get some horses, so we struck across the Powder River and Clear Fork into Buffalo and came over here. I tell you it seems natural to get back here. Of course there have been great changes. I am struck in the first place coming along and looking at the stock, at the different quality of stock it is to what it was twenty years ago. You recollect when the cattle were all horns and tails. (Laughter) Now you see white faces, Hedfords and shorthorns. The way the cattle and sheep interests have grown in this country is most interesting thing to me.

I am very glad to get back among you. I feel as though when I get out here I am at home, I know you well and I believe in you. If there are any men here who have ever worked with the "101" outfit (Cries of "I have"), I want to say to you that I used to sleep with the foreman of that outfit at one time and naturally I feel at home when I am here. I believe in you with all my heart because I feel that the men who have taken the lead in settling this great west have come nearer than any other people in civil life to doing the kind of work that we honor the soldier for doing. They have not had easy lives. Pioneer lives are hard on everyone. But they have done the big deeds; they have prepared the way for civilization; they have been the vanguard of the host who have conquered this continent. I believe in them because they have been strongmen. Out here in Wyoming I believe in what you raise, and I believe especially in the men and women you raise. Those are the best types, after all, and for that reason I am mighty glad to see so many children. And as I believe in you and in your stock I am glad to see that it is not dying out. (Applause) [Roosevelt_Speech]

Recreation

Guns and Ammunition

I should like to learn through Recreation a few facts regarding the performance of 12 and 16 gauge Winchester repeaters, both for all round use and, more especially, for wild fowl shooting.

G. H. Hurlbert, Gillette, Wyo. [Recreation-Hurlbert-1900]

There was no answer to Hurlbert's question. It's possible he was referring to the Winchester Model 1887 which was a lever action shotgun that came in 10 and 12 guage. Or maybe he meant the Winchester Model 1897 which was a pump-action shotgun that came in 12 and 16 guage.

The Winchester Model 1897 is the only Winchester shotgun that came in 12 and 16 guage in 1900 The Winchester Model 1897 is the only Winchester shotgun that came in 12 and 16 guage in 1900 [Winchester_1897]

Local Magazines

The Sandpoint Reader

The Sandpoint Reader or just The Reader is a local advertiser for Sandpoint, Idaho.

City beach on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho City beach on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho [Sandpoint_Beach]

[wo]MAN on the Street

Who is your hero or heroine?

"Cheryl Land is my heroine. She was my beauty school instructor in Gillette, Wyoming. She pushed me to be better."

[photo of Bre Shifley - not shown here]

Bre Shifley
Cosmotologist
Sandpoint, Idaho [Sandpoint-Woman-2016]

Music Magazines

Maximum Rocknroll Detective

Maximum Rocknroll Detective is a punk rock zine.

Maximum Rocknroll Classifieds

While I typically avoid classifieds and other advertisements this one was too good to pass up. I believe it was only printed once in 1995.

Wyoming glorifies fake, conventional women, and I'm not! I like punk, Liz Phair, [Quentin] Tarantino films, black and white photos, Lili Taylor, the movie "21," playing guitar, and lots more. Please send letters, friendship books, etc. Response is guaranteed! I also need stuff for my zine, so send poetry, tapes, rants, raves, whatever to Queenie, 7006 Daredevil Ave., Gillette, WY 82718. [Rocknroll-Classified-1995]

Liz Phair is a musician while Lili Taylor is an actress. A bit of trivia is Lili Taylor appeared in the movie Bright Angel which also mentions Gillette. Don't bother sending mail to that address because the property has been sold several times since it was printed.

Friendship books were little booklets stapled together. Each person who got it would write their name and address while adding something interesting to the book. They were similar to a scrapbook and you would pass them around to meet new pen pals. Eventually it would be mailed back to the owner.

Nonfiction Magazines

Collier's

The Unquiet Utes

T. W. Tolman wrote about and photographed his time with the Ute Indians in 1906 before the military arrived to investigate claims they were causing trouble in Gillette. He caught up with them just north of Gillette.

Chief Red Crow's Teepee Chief Red Crow's Teepee

Chief Red Crow Chief Red Crow

Smoking and Drying Deer Meet Smoking and Drying Deer Meet

COLLIER'S photographer, T. W. Tolman, writes as follows from a ranch "70 miles [112.65 kilometers] from Gillette, Wyoming": "We arrived at the top of the divide above the Indians just before daylight. We could hear them, and some one of their number seemed to be moving from teepee to teepee, and speaking in a loud tone of voice. We kept back out of sight, but after a while I persuaded one of the boys to go with me, and we struck down into the valley to the camp. I didn't know just how the Indians would receive us, but we thought we would chance it. They didn't show any hostile feelings, but I could see that they wished us to move on. However, I went ahead as if everything was all right, and made all the exposures I could. The camp is beautifully situated, a perfectly ideal place. I made a number of negatives of groups and tents as fast as I could and in as great variety as possible. They were killing lots of deer and drying the meat, and squaws were dressing the skins. I made a picture of Red Crow, a chief. He is standing full length.

I also photographed squaws and children, but there was an undercurrent of distrust, and I saw that I had to hurry, and get away. To cap the climax a cowboy came through and told them that the soldiers were only about twenty miles [32.18 kilometers], and it began to get too hot, so we got on our horses and rode leisurely out of the camp. When we were just outside I heard a noise, and, looking back, saw an Indian coming after us full tilt. He went by, and turned around when thirty or forty feet [9.14-12.19 meters] ahead of us, and when we came up he said: 'You come here to-day-- we good. Ranch here, ranch there, white squaw, white papoose,-- all good. If soldiers come, we no good then,"-- giving us to understand that if the soldiers came the ranchers and their families were no longer safe. He said; "You tell soldiers," and then he pointed up the trail, and said "Now you go"--and we did so.

Squaws Dressing Deerskins in the Ute Camp Squaws Dressing Deerskins in the Ute Camp

"If these films turn out well I shall consider it very lucky, for I do not think it would be safe to go tomorrow, if the soldiers do not come; but after the five hundred soldiers come I will go right back to the camp and get as many pictures as I can."

A Portion of the Ute Camp in the Powder River Country A Portion of the Ute Camp in the Powder River Country [Collier-Utes-1906]

The Week's Work

At the age of eight [around 1912], Lester Dent spent several frustrated weeks on the banks of the same treacherous river that plays a villain in River Crossing (page 25). The Dents had been ranching happily north of Gillette, Wyoming, and when a neighbor settled about ten miles [16.09 kilometers] away, they decided it was time to move to less overpopulated territory. [Collier_Lester-1948]

Lester Dent was a well known pulp-fiction writer who lived 1904-1959. Other sources say he was near Pumpkin Buttes which is in Campbell County, but far south of Gillette. It's possible both are true.

Desert

Desert magazine was about life in the southwestern part of the United States and was published 1937-1985.

Letters From Our Readers: Friendly Wildcat . . .

Friendly Wildcat . . . Friendly Wildcat . . .

To the Editor: After having read the story "Wildcat" in the November issue of DESERT, I decided to write and tell you I have a bobcat for a pet. She is 9 1/2 years old, and weighs 40 pounds [18.14 kilograms]. She has spent her entire life living with my husband and me in our home. I have never put her in a cage. She has the run of the entire house at all times, is not destructive, is housebroken, and has been a wonderful pet all her life.

Mrs. Oscar Tholson
Gillette, Wyoming [Desert-Wildcat-1963]

Bobcats are native to Wyoming and are not considered an exotic animal. There doesn't seem to be any state laws that prevents owning one as a pet, although all wildlife is considered property of the state. Wild animals are nice to look at, but I wouldn't want one as a pet.

Environment Views

The Other Side of the Boom

Most of the 1982 article seems to be straight from ElDean Kohrs' paper Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming. And just like the paper there are no citations. As Thompson said in The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited? the term Gillette Syndrome has no basis in fact. The first paragraph talks about high divorce rates. Thompson showed evidence divorce rates were not higher because of energy production.

People are drawn to the negatives first and forget any positive benefits of events. The boom times were disruptive and transformative in many ways, but we should stay grounded in fact when discussing it.

The old-timers have to make some unwelcome adjustments.

Big energy developments can mean new jobs and lots of money. They can bring prosperity to dying towns. But they can also bring problems like high divorce rates, increased alcoholism, rocketing crime statistics and the rending of the social fabric that holds a community together.

After decades of relative obscurity, the small and isolated towns of the United States' mountainous northwest have been catapulted into the industrial twentieth century by the search for increasingly rare fossil fuels. Projects from coal mines to nuclear plants, from gas wells to oil shale extraction, have turned formerly sleepy little communities in states like Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and North Dakota into sprawling "boom towns."

Estimates in 1980 showed approximately 200 boom towns had come into existence along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. So many have spring up that the impact of energy developments has become a major study in western U.S. universities.

Two towns that have recently felt the impact of the energy boom are Gillette, Wyoming and Colstrip, Montana.

The citizens of Gillette are a bit sensitive about the fact that their hometown has come to be synonymous with the Gillette Syndrome -- the blanket title for a variety of social, economic and psychological upheavals suffered by citizens in the so-called energy boom towns.

Gillette has become the archetypal boom town. Its transition from peaceful market town of 5,000 to bustling coal mining city of 20,000 has been microscopically examined, studied and discussed by scientists and journalists.

Back in the 'fifties, it was one of several, mid-size market towns in a primarily cattle ranching, rural area of Wyoming. It was the place local ranchers sent their children to school or bought the groceries or had an evening out.

Then in the early 'sixties, the first of two booms hit Gillette when oil wells were opened up in the area.

Gillette Gillette

The oil boom had no sooner peaked in 1967 than a strip mining coal operation was started. This boom, in turn, reached its peak in 1973 when Pacific Power and Light opened a power plant near the town.

During the boom years, Gillette suffered a series of socio-economic problems that have since become a standard of comparison for boom town development.

Ann Ketchin, a private consultant in social conflict problems, who spent many years studying Gillette and other boom towns, says the community was caught in a Catch 22 situation.

"All these people needing all these services came pouring into Gillette and there were no facilities, no infrastructure for them," Ketchin says.

"You can't build this infrastructure without a tax base and by the time you get that tax base from the new people coming in, the problems have already gone too far."

Construction workers, many of them young single men, came pouring into the town. Bored and with nothing to do, they often ran wild. They sent crime statistics soaring and trespassed on neighboring ranches.

Families of construction workers, many of them used to the amenities and entertainment available in big cities, turned to alcohol in their boredom. Wives, torn from familiar surroundings and unable to make new relationships in the transient atmosphere of the trailer camps, left their husbands and the divorce rates climbed.

Gillette found itself facing serious social problems without the facilities to deal with them.

But the problems were not limited to the newcomers. The thousands of outsiders pouring in, during the construction phase of both the oil rigs and the coal mine, disrupted the even tenor of life among long-time residents of Gillette.

Among the hardest-hit were the elderly, says Ketchin.

The shopping areas moved away from the central, older areas where the elderly lived into the bustling new suburbs, leaving the old people isolated from their town and from each other.

Such a simple occurence as the transfer of the post office caused extreme social disruption among the old, says Ketchin.

"When you were used to going down to the post office every day to meet people, to talk to them and to have that social interchange, it had a powerful effect when that daily routine was no longer there."

Gradually, as the tax base increased and as the corporations and various levels of government became more aware of boom town problems, the situation in Gillette improved. In fact, says Ketchin, a recent survey showed most residents of Gillette now judge it as a great place to live.

"From Gillette's point of view, the people there now can say, yes, you can get through it, you can survive and have a nice place to live.

"But that's the survivors speaking, not the people who bit the dust during the boom."

However, some residents of Gillette feel the boom was blown out of proportion by journalists and scholars.

"I think there was some sensationalism, that the whole thing was played up by journalists for their own reasons," says rancher Bill Barlow, whose family has lived in the Gillette area for three generations.

"Sure, there were a lot of little things, minor annoyances and there was a cultural shock for the old-timers, but I, personally, don't know of any real horror stories from that time."

In fact, Barlow believes Gillette's past problems may pale into insignificance beside the threat it is facing now.

That specter is a proposed coal liquefacation plant. The problem, says Barlow, is that the plant will use tremendous amounts of water in an area where ware is scarce.

"We just don't know what that water use will do to the aquifers and to the water table. There's no way of knowing and it's not worth the risk," says Barlow.

Ironically, Barlow is pinning some of his hopes for fighting the new plants on Gillette's thousands of newcomers, the very people brought to the town by its previous booms.

"A lot of them have come to like the life here in Wyoming and we hope they'll help us fight to preserve it." says Barlow.

Wyodak coal mine east of Gillette. News Record Gillette. Wyodak coal mine east of Gillette. News Record Gillette.

[....] [Environment-Boom-1982]

The rest of the article is about Colstrip, Montana.

National Resource Defense Council Annual Report

Pushing Boundaries With All In

"We felt that those individuals--their presence, their words--would make the biggest difference," says NRDC senior campaign manager Claire Morgenstern. In response to the outreach, NRDC [National Resource Defense Council] activist Amy Scott, a native West Virginian, testified, focusing on the dirty legacy of coal mining and the importance of supporting renewable energy. Scott noted that she spoke in the third hearing room at the West Virginia Capital Complex--not only did the event require multiple rooms to accomodate the crowd, but the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] also added a second hearing day. After that event, the agency eventually scheduled three more hearings in San Francisco, Kansas City, Missouri; and Gillette, Wyoming, in response to public demand. [NRDC-Boundaries-2018]

Letters: Right Bike?

I feel your road test "Touring First Class," (page 80, April 1989) is an unfair comparison. What have you got against Harley-Davidson? You tested all the top-of-the-line touring motorcycles, but to represent Harley you chose the FXRT. This is not Harley's top touring bike. What Gives? The 1989 FLHTC Electra Glide is the right choice. The Ultra has many features the other bikes in the test have, including electronic cruise control, self-canceling turn signals, lower leg fairing and so on. You've done an injustice to Harley-Davidson.

Gary Goodrich
Gillette, Wyoming

At the time we were planning our road test, Harley-Davidson Motor Company suggested we run the FXRT model against the other competition. While it admittedly lacks some of the plush touring accomodations of the FL-Series machines, it has the identical drivetrain and Harley spokespeople felt it would be a perfectly credible matchup with the other bikes in our test. [Popular_Mechanics-Bike-1989]

Nine Hundred Miles on Horseback Along the Custer Highway

White Eagle is a full-blood Indian and a deaf-mute who made a pony ride of over 900 miles [1,448.40 kilometers] over the Custer Battlefield Highway. After the completion of his long ride, the Custer Battlefield Highway Association purchased "Red Bird," the pony, from its owner and presented it to White Eagle.--Editor.

The Custer Battlefield Highway, extending from Omaha, Nebraska, through Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, and to Glacier Park, Montana a distance of 1,475 miles [2,373.78 kilometers], is creating much public interest.

The marking of this highway was finished late last fall. Posts painted white are firmly set into the ground; large wooden arrows bearing names of towns and distances are bolted to the tops of the posts; the colors are red and white, and the number of the route is 12. Besides the guideposts, the colors are also painted on telephone poles, bridges, fence posts, etc., so that there is a sign on an average of every eight miles [12.87 kilometers] of the entire distance of the route.

Chief White Eagle and His Faithful Mount, Red Bird: It Is Quite Likely That They Know Nearly as Much about the Custer Battlefield Highway as the Engineers in Charge of Its Construction, Having Traveled 900 Miles of Its Length Chief White Eagle and His Faithful Mount, "Red Bird": It Is Quite Likely That They Know Nearly as Much about the Custer Battlefield Highway as the Engineers in Charge of Its Construction, Having Traveled 900 Miles of Its Length

September 29, 1920, mounted on "Red Bird," a six-year-old Montana cow pony, the writer, escorted down the main street of the town by the entire population and the school children of the town, and a brass band, set out from Hardin, Montana, for Omaha, Nebraska, over 900 miles [1,448.40 kilometers] distant.

So there are only a few people who have had a better opportunity of observing the work that has been done and is being done, on the highway, than I have, and, besides, the Custer Battlefield Highway goes within a stone's throw of my front door, at Gillette, Wyo. There wasn't a section of this highway in any of the counties in the four states through which I rode that work was not in active progress, and, in some cases, had been completed; stretches of the roadbed, often extending for 10 miles [16.09 kilometers] in as straight a line as is possible for a surveyor's instruments to lay it out, had been graded and smoothed; "kinks" had been taken out and, consequently, distances lessened wherever possible, and it never seemed to be impossible, for the engineers had no respect for fields, fences, or front yards. Between the towns of Sun Dance [Sundance], in Wyoming, Spearfish, in South Dakota, and on to Whitewood, S. D., I saw something of the difficulties road builders encounter and of how they combat them. There were camps along the entire 900 miles [1,448.40 kilometers] that I rode over, just like soldier camps, but it was near the above South Dakota towns that it was most interesting. The camps had a permanent air about them; houses to shelter the men, and blacksmith shops were up and were in operation. The gangs were cutting right through big rocky hills. The familiar steam shovel that takes up a big bunch of earth, swings it round, and dumps it in a truck or cart, was there and being worked for all it was worth. The rocks and earth removed by making these cuts were hauled by the trucks to depressions and valleys where roadbeds were being built up; great trees were being taken up by the roots, where in the way, and removed; bridges were being built, and culverts put in. The latest and best makes of road-building machinery were in use at these and other camps along the highway. Grading was being done by big endless-tread tractors, which pulled from two or three giant grading machines. The tractor, in turn, was followed by gangs of men with teams, and the smaller graders and scrapers who finished off the work that the big tractor could not do, and put in the bridges and culverts.

Map of the Custer Battlefield Highway: Connecting with the Lincoln Highway at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the New Memorial Road Winds through Picturesque Portions of Four States. The City of Hardin Is About One-Third of the Way between Billings and the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery Map of the Custer Battlefield Highway: Connecting with the Lincoln Highway at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the New Memorial Road Winds through Picturesque Portions of Four States. The City of Hardin Is About One-Third of the Way between Billings and the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery

Good bridges are hand in hand with good roads, especially in the western mountainous country where a cloudburst sometimes changes, within a few minutes, a crawling, ankle-deep stream into one of swirling, raging waters, bank-full, and sweeping all before it. I saw at several points of my ride over the highway some fine examples of later-day bridges in course of construction, and a few finished, but the greatest was the bridge being built across Spotted Horse Creek on the highway between Arvada and Gillette. The state engineers and crews were at work on the bridge when I passed. This bridge has wide, guarded approaches, is being constructed of steel and concrete throughout, and when finished will have cost $40,000 [$560,611.36 in November 2017]. Although not yet having been fully in work two years, the Custer Battlefield Highway may now be traveled from end to end, nearly 1,500 miles [2,414.01 kilometers], without asking directions or having to open a gate. May is not too early for a trip over this highway, but the best months are June and on up to October at the present time. As soon as the new roadbed has had time to pack properly, and all surfacing and graveling is finished, it will be a 365-day road.

This Monument on the Custer Battlefield Highway Marks the Spot Where General George Custer Made His Last Stand This Monument on the Custer Battlefield Highway Marks the Spot Where General George Custer Made His Last Stand

I reached Omaha, Nebraska, "the end of the trail," and more than 900 miles [1,448.40 kilometers] from my starting point, December 12, 1920, and, dividing hours into days, found that I had been in the saddle just 24 days 5 hours. [Popular_Mechanics-Custer-1921]

Another photo of White Eagle in Chicago Another photo of White Eagle in Chicago [White_Eagle_Horse]

Sunset

Sunset is a lifestyle magazine focused on the western United States that started in 1898 and is still published today.

Readers, Gentle and Otherwise: Homesteading in Wyoming

Q. I am very much interested in taking up a homestead near Gillette, Wyoming. Can you give me any information about the land and the possibilities in that section? Is a homestead proposition really worth while, and can one really make anything at it? I might add that I am an agricultural college graduate and an ex-soldier.--R. F., Danvers, Massachusetts.

A. Gillette is the county seat of Campbell county, in the northeastern part of Wyoming; the county is traversed by the Burlington Railroad and by good highways. The elevation is round 4300 feet [1,310.64 meters] in the vicinity of Gillette. At this elevation and in this latitude, of course, the growing season is rather short, with killing frosts up to the middle of May and starting again about the middle of September. The rainfall averages from 15 to 18 inches [38.1 to 45.72 centimeters] a year but it is ample for dry-farming. Up to a few years ago stock raising was practically the sole industry, but during the 1918 and 1919 a great deal of land was broken and cultivated by dry-farming methods. Land prices range from $10 to $30 [$147.71 to $443.12 in November 2017] an acre [4,046.85 square meters].

If you can get 320 acres [1.29 kilometers squared] of good homesteading land within a reasonable distance from the railroad and highway, if you have a fair amount of capital and the necessary grit to stick it out, we would say that you should be able to make it a go. As a graduate of an agricultural college you know what it costs to create a producing farm from the raw soil. If you do not have the money necessary to create this farm at once, you will have to produce improvements out of your own labor. Such a process of course means long hours of manual work, strict self denial and continuous sacrifice over a period of years of everything that is supposed to make life worth living. Of course, your compensation comes out of the joy of seeing the raw land transformed into a real farm, but this compensation quite frequently is denied the pioneer who often has to abandon the enterprise after several years on account of lack of capital, coupled with bad luck. If you have the real pioneering instinct within you, if you do not mind the loneliness, if the treeless plains do not depress you and if you can stand severe winters in a homesteader's shack, go to it. [Sunset-Homesteading-1922]

Staley Archibald Homestead Shack at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum Staley Archibald Homestead Shack at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum

Inside the Staley Archibald Homesteader Shack Inside the Staley Archibald Homesteader Shack

Talking Machine World

An Active Bunch of Dealers in Denver Territory

Hard work is the recipe used by Dick Stone, Victor dealer at Gillette, Wyo., for obtaining Victrola business, and it has proved to be very effective. Mr. Stone's store is one of the most attractive and best equipped in the state. [Talking_Machine-Dealers-1921]

This Victrola 90 record player came in mahogany, oak, or walnut and sold for $125 in 1921 [$1,762.39 in March 2018]. The model 90 was a mid-range model according to an advertisement in the same magazine as the article. This Victrola 90 record player came in mahogany, oak, or walnut and sold for $125 in 1921 [$1,762.39 in March 2018]. The model 90 was a mid-range model according to an advertisement in the same magazine as the article. [Victrola_90]

Vape

A generic stock photo of a man vaping for those unfamiliar with it. A generic stock photo of a man vaping for those unfamiliar with it. [Vaping]

Vape magazine has as many ads as the magazines in the advertisers section and it exists to advertise and promote vaping in general. If you are unfamiliar with vaping you might recognize the word e-cigarette. It heats a liquid made of sweet chemicals and flavoring to a vapor that is inhaled like a cigarette. Some e-liquids contain nicotine or synthetic THC.

Ask Grimm Green

I keep hearing all of these crazy stories about the various advocacy organizations that represent our industry and it seems like new ones keep popping up every day. Who can we trust?

- Craig Voss, Gillette, WY

I very much agree with you. From a consumer point of view, the advocacy groups I trust and follow include CASAA [Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association], Greg Conley and the AVA [American Vaping Association], as well as NotBlowingSmoke. I personally think that Greg Conley from the AVA is one of the single hardest working people in the advocacy world. There are multiple other trade organizations like the VTA that are doing good "behind the scenes" work for the industry that I trust as well. Steer clear of any "drama" and you will be good. If you see advocacy organizations publicly slamming or "calling out" another, run in the other direction. Preferably toward CASAA or the AVA. Hope that helps out! [Vape-Ask-2017]

Photography Magazines

NZPhotographer

The NZ in the title stands for New Zealand. It's always interesting to find new international publications for the list. The photos inside the copy I read were good, but heavily processed. Putting the f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO settings on the photos was a nice touch.

Chasing Storms

A week into the trip, we found ourselves in a town called Gillette in Wyoming, close to where some severe weather was forecast. In the morning we went to the Devils Tower [...] [NZPhotographer-Chasing-2018]

The photographer did get a decent storm photo, though it wasn't in or near Gillette. He wants to return to the Midwest again so maybe next time.

Radio Magazines

Monitoring Times

Domestic Broadcasting - AM, FM, and TV DXING

Mike Riordan of Goleta, California, was excited over his FM DX catches -- all rare E-skip, which rarely seems to get into the SoCA [Southern California] area. Mike was using a GE Superadio II and Panasonic RF 2200, neither of which have digital readouts, and had to estimate the frequencies, but by using my "FM Atlas" and his descriptions, I suspect that his three catches were KZIN-96.3 Shelby, MT; KENB-96.1 Worland, WY (which may simulcast KWOR, explaining why he heard those AM calls on FM), and KOLL-96.9 Gillette, Wyoming. Mike says these are the best FM DX catches in his life. [Domestic_DXING-1988]

DX catching means listening to signals broadcast from far away. Goleta, California is 1,023 miles or 1,646 kilometers away from Gillette.

A GE Superadio II was one of the radios used to listen to the broadcasts. A GE Superadio II was on of the radios used to listen to the broadcasts. [GE_Superadio]

Radio Digest

Contest Decides Slogan for KFAB

"Home Sweet Home Station" Is Motto Selected by Lincoln, Nebraska, Broadcaster

Lincoln, Nebraska--"The Home Sweet Home Station" is the slogan selected as the winner from a total of 142,636 replies received to Station KFAB's request broadcast in connection with the station's first birthday party. Dick Stone of Gillette, Wyoming, submitted the winning slogan and was awarded the grand prize of the contest, a Buick Standard Six.

During the two weeks that followed the birthday program, 13,909 telegrams, 2,639 long distance telephone calls and 126,088 cards and letters were received at the station. [Radio_Digest-KFAB-1926]

The KFAB call sign has changed hands a few times so whatever broadcaster used it back then is probably long gone.

Sports Magazines

TV and Film Magazines

Starlog

Starlog was a magazine for science fiction fans published 1976-2009.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

It all started on May 16, 1976 when the cast and crew left Los Angeles, California and flew to Rapid City, South Dakota. From there, the company traveled by buses to the small town of Gillette, Wyoming, for the first two weeks of actual filming. They were there to utilize the wide-open spaces, sometimes requiring as many as 200 extras for a scene. [...] [Starlog_Encounters-1978]

Despite what the article implies the movie was not filmed in Gillette even though several people from Gillette did participate in making the movie. There are several errors such as misspelling Hulett, Wyoming and Devils Tower.

The article wrongly says Devils Tower is a mountain. It's a butte which is a type of hill. The article wrongly says Devils Tower is a mountain. It's a butte which is a type of hill. [Devils_Tower]

TV Zone

Interview: John Savage

TV Zone interviews John Savage the actor who played Donald Michael Lydecker in the TV show Dark Angel.

This is especially true of the genetically-enhanced brunette bombshell Max of Dark Angel. Several years ago, she and 11 of her 'siblings' escaped from Manticore, a secret genetics lab in Gillette, Wyoming. They were part of a government experiment designed to create an advanced infantry soldier. Since that time, Manticore's commander, Colonel Donald Michael Lydecker, has been hunting for them. [Interview_Savage-2001]

See the TV show entry for Dark Angel for more information.

Women's Magazines

Redbook

Reply All: Tummy Tuck Truths

I just read "Would You Get a 'Mommy Tuck'?" and I really relate to the writer. I've worked out five days a week for over a year, and I can't get rid of my baby weight--people even still ask if I'm pregnant! I'm getting a tummy tuck this summer. This article was very informative, and although I'm not looking forward to the pain and recovery, I just can't live like this anymore! --Kari McLaughlin, Gillette, WY [Redbook-Tuck-2011]

Abdominoplasty also known as a tummy tuck removes extra fat and skin from the stomach area. The procedure is sometimes combined with a liposuction which removes excess fat. The article called it a mommy tuck which is interesting because there is a combination of procedures call a mommy makeover which may include a tummy tuck. Recovery from abdominoplasty takes 1-4 weeks and a full recovery takes 3-6 months. The proceduce costs several thousand dollars.

The removal of nearly 100 square centimeters of skin from the abdomen of a 40-year old woman during an abdominoplasty surgery (also known as a "tummy tuck"). The removal of nearly 100 square centimeters of skin from the abdomen of a 40-year old woman during an abdominoplasty surgery (also known as a "tummy tuck"). [Abdominoplasty-removal]

The completely sutured area where nearly 100 square centimeters of skin was removed during a combination abdominoplasty and liposuction procedure (also known as a "lipo-tuck"). Note the "neo"-umbilicus (belly button) that was reattached to a newly created hole. The completely sutured area where nearly 100 square centimeters of skin was removed during a combination abdominoplasty and liposuction procedure (also known as a "lipo-tuck"). Note the "neo"-umbilicus (belly button) that was reattached to a newly created hole. [Abdominoplasty-sutured]

The fat and loose skin has been removed. Notice the long thin scar on the waist line in this before and after photo. The fat and loose skin has been removed. Notice the long thin scar on the waist line in this before and after photo. [Abdominoplasty-before_after]

Maps

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn produced fire insurance maps for many cities including Gillette. The maps have accurate details on what was in Gillette, how the buildings were constructed, and what amenities they had.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming 1918

This map is at the Library of Congress This map is at the Library of Congress [Sanborn_Map-1918]

Other Maps

Enzi Corridor

It's a cartoon map so obviously it isn't accurate, though I do have to mention most of the street names use the wrong road, drive, or avenue. Other details are exagerated to make it a cartoon map such adding trees along the banks of Donkey Creek and turning trailers into nice houses.

Some of what is shown was never built. The school site on Southern Drive was never built. That was probably Buffalo Ridge Elementary which is not too far from that spot. Much of the housing planned around the college was never built either.

A few things that has changed since this was made was Sky-Hi Theaters went out of business and is now Stretch-A-Dollar. Part of the now Thunderbasin High School soccer fields was turned into a football field. A fire station was built on Enzi Drive and a few government offices were built across from the RC Business Center.

Overall it is a good cartoon map. I think it accomplished it's goals of being fun to look at. Despite how simple it looks I imagine it takes quite a bit of effort to compress a real map down into a cartoon.

Movies

Fiction Movies

Bright Angel

There are so many recognizable actors in this movie including Burt Young, Delroy Lindo, Kevin Tighe, and Bill Pullman. It was filmed in Billings, Montana; Broadview, Montana; and Casper, Wyoming. I think there may have even been a shot of a place near Gillette, but I couldn't tell.

The movie is similar to Powwow Highway in that it is another road trip movie about people in trouble. I could go on, but there isn't much about Gillette. It was a decent movie despite the bad acting. Maybe it was because I recognized some of the actors and the places they were going.

Don't read any further if you want to avoid spoilers. The absolute best part of the movie is the only scene that mentions Gillette. It's a guide to getting a job in Gillette according to Hollywood.

Step 1. Politely ask a stranger for work.

George: You still passing out jobs on the street?

The Man: Oh you decide you want to earn a lot of money huh?

George: Doing what?

The Man: Working. Hell, that's the only way I know how to earn it, unless you steal it.

George: Working doing what?

The Man: Working the oil fields up in Gillette. Roughneck work.

George: Where's that at?

The Man: It's a long ways from here I'll tell you. Half a day by car. Twenty years you take the bus.

George: Now how do I get up there.

The Man: I'll take you.

George: I don't know anything about that kind of work.

The Man: Well, you just have to learn wouldn't you. You ever learn anything before?.

Step 2. Defeat your new boss in a fight to prove your worth.

The Man: All right son.

[The Man and George fight and George knocks The Man down]

The Man: All right! Back off!

George: I'll beat you to death!

The Man: Okay. Jesus. What are you trying to do, kill me?

Step 3. Set your own wage.

The Man: Hell, no use taking any pussies with me up there and you looked like a pussy.

George: So. Well. I don't get the job otherwise?

The Man: That's how it works.

George: Fuck you. How's that work.

The Man: 600 dollars [$1,216.38 in May 2018] a week. You up for that?

George: No. 800 [$1,621.84 in May 2018].

The Man: Okay. [Bright_Angel-1991]

Despite what The Man says it only takes about 2 1/2 hours by car to get from Casper to Gillette. Although what he said about the bus may not be that far fetched considering the routes busses take in this area.

A revised second draft of the script was finished on June 13, 1989. Filming started on July 10, 1989 and finished on August 30, 1989. I used the script date for the inflation data. While not important it seems The Man's script was changed as the actor read it. George's lines are nearly identical to the script.

That certainly would have been an interesting myth to see passed around. Could you handle your boss in a brawl? Are you tough enough to work in Gillette?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is the classic Steven Spielberg movie famously filmed at Devils Tower. Several people from Gillette were extras in the movie and helped in production, but Gillette isn't mentioned or shown.

I see Gillette between those fingers. Does that count as a reference? No? Well, at least the extras from Gillette count. I see Gillette between those fingers. Does that count as a reference? No? Well, at least the extras from Gillette count. [Close_Encounters-2007]

Powwow Highway

A road trip movie following two Cheyenne Indians traveling from the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana to New Mexico.

The characters travel through Gillette briefly on Wyoming Highway 50 sometime around 1987-1988. They likely had just came off Interstate 90. [Powwow_Highway-2011]

Gillette is never mentioned by name nor as a filming location in the credits. This part is only recognizable to those familiar with Gillette. After the two characters talk about eating they immediately go to a restaurant in the next scene, but that part was filmed in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Nonfiction Movies

Civic Pride: A Story of the People and Businesses of Campbell County

An advertisement promoting local businesses with a mix of stock footage and clips of local businesses. Includes testimonials by local businesses, politicians, and long-time residents. [Civic_Pride-2008]

The Great Wall Restaurant was sold to new owners since this was recorded. The video uses several low-quality special effects. The Great Wall Restaurant was sold to new owners since this was recorded. The video uses several low-quality special effects.

Ten years later in 2018 several of the businesses have closed and many of the people interviewed no longer work in the positions mentioned.

Bootleggers was a 1930s themed restaurant which closed around 2014. Bootleggers was a 1930s themed restaurant which closed around 2014.

"Welcome to Gillette" No, Devils Tower is not in or near Gillette. It isn't even in the same county as Gillette and is over an hour away by car.

Crystal Clear: The Jessica Dooley Story

Documentary about the murder of Gillette resident Jessica Dooley by drug addict Jared Rosling while visiting Montana in 2004. Includes several anti-methamphetamine messages by ex-addicts.

Jared Rosling was sentenced to life without parole for stabbing Jessica Dooley over 100 times, suffocating her with a bag, and lighting her body on fire. Jared Rosling was sentenced to life without parole for stabbing Jessica Dooley over 100 times, suffocating her with a bag, and lighting her body on fire. [Crystal_Clear-2008]

A librarian at the Gillette College said the filmmaker McGee was a former student who promised one day to send her a film he would make and Crystal Clear is that film. The documentary needed a background audio track, had some audio mixing issues, and there was too much background noise. Parts of the video were filmed poorly and transitions between scenes were too long.

Talks

Saturday University

The University of Wyoming comes to Gillette and gives talks on variety of topics at the Campbell County Public Library in what they call Saturday University. The audience is given time at the end to ask questions. The University of Wyoming doesn't publish every talk and usually edits the questions out.

Saturday University at Campbell County Public Library Saturday University at Campbell County Public Library

A Biological Arms Race

Holly Martin gave a presentation on the basics of the human immune system at the Campbell County Public Library in Gillette. While interesting, the biology talk had nothing to do with Gillette.

Holly Martin telling us bacteria is everywhere Holly Martin telling us bacteria is everywhere [Saturday_U-Biological-2015]

Martin is right, bacteria are everywhere including the surface of your eyes. Over a dozen genus of bacteria form the ocular surface microbiome. You can't see or feel them, but they are there moving and multiplying all the time.

Searching For Jake W. Benson

From what little I could hear of the poor audio the talk at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum repeats what is said in the book by the same title. The book and some of Benson's paintings are on this list.

Benson's granddaughter and author of his biography Doris Mitchell. The slide is Jake Benson next to his painting of The Good Old Days. Benson's granddaughter and author of his biography Doris Mitchell. The slide is Jake Benson next to his painting of The Good Old Days. [Searching_Benson-Talk-2012]

Music

Donkey Town

Donkey Town is an album by the band Cornbugs made up of Bill Moseley, Buckethead (Brian Carroll), Pinchface (Michael Hakopian), and Travis Dickerson. During an interview with HorrorHound magazine Bill Moseley told them that he was the great-grandson of Edward Gillette and named the album in honor of Gillette's surveying work that lead Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad to rename Donkey Town to Gillette. [HorrorHound-ChopTop-2006]

I didn't find any references to Gillette in the lyrics. Unless there is hidden meaning in the songs only the title is relevant.

Gillette, Wyoming

So let's head on down a red highway
Two lane or interstate
We'll find that way out west feelin'
And if you wanna go with me
Climb into the shotgun seat
I'm thinkin' that we just might end up in
We'll end up in... Gillette, Wyomin'

The song appears to be about singer Riley Dakota traveling from Williston, North Dakota to Denver, Colorado passing through Gillette along the way. I would say it's an average country music song. [Riley_Dakota-2014]

The Kid from Gillette, Wyoming

Kid from Gillette, Wyoming; My little buddy to the west [Kid_Gillette-2017]

The vocals are rough and the music is simplistic. Definitely not a great song, but how many songs are about Gillette? One bit of interesting trivia is the band is called The Campbells and Gillette is in Campbell County.

Mary Had a Baby

Mary Had a Baby is a Christmas album by the Gillette Chamber Singers recorded at First Presbyterian Church in Gillette. [Mary_Baby-2004]

1. O Hearken Ye
2. Song of Peace
3. Mary Had A Baby
4. Of The Father's Love Begotten
5. Some Children See Him
6. Star Of Glory
7. Sweet Noel
8. See That Baby, See That Star
9. All On A Christmas Morning
10. Hail Mary
11. Behold The Star
12. Ah, Bleak And Chill The Wintry Wind
13. Prepare The Way
14. Bright, Bright The Holly Berries
15. Caroling, Caroling

I don't have a copy of the album, but given the track listing it doesn't seem any of the songs mention Gillette.

Music Videos

Campbell County High School Lip Dub

Campbell County High School Campbell County High School

For the last few years Campbell County High School has produced lip dub videos involving the entire school.

2015 CCHS Lip Dub, One Shot?

Campbell County High School students dance through a continuous shot of walking through the high school as popular songs are played. The question mark was because there are several cuts in the video, but it was done in one shot.

Many student clubs participate and dress appropriate to their club Many student clubs participate and dress appropriate to their club

There are so many questions to ask about these videos. What is that book being held up? Why does the school need so many security cameras? Who came up with the idea of a lip dub for the entire school? Why am I watching this? There are so many questions to ask about these videos. What is that book being held up? Why does the school need so many security cameras? Who came up with the idea of a lip dub for the entire school? Why am I watching this? [CCHS_Dub-2015]

CCHS Lip Dub 2k16-2k17

Campbell County High School students dance through a continuous shot of walking through the high school as popular songs are played. Future generations will ask what was 2016 like?

Well, there was dabbing and struggles over sexual and gender identity. Well, there was dabbing and struggles over sexual and gender identity.

There was unicycles There was unicycles

There was the ironic use of Smash Mouth's 1999 hit song All Star and tributes to Harambe the gorilla that was shot in a zoo after a 3-year-old kid climbed into the enclosure. [CCHS_Dub-2016]

The flags being held up by the CCHS Gay Straight Alliance are the rainbow pride flag, bisexual pride flag, pansexual pride flag, genderfluid pride flag, agender pride flag, and asexual pride flag. The symbol on the shirt among the flags represents transgender.

Campbell County High School 2017 Lip Dub Senior Video

As with other lip dubs it is a single uncut video of people lip syncing as they walk through a building.

The staff joined in on the fun. The staff joined in on the fun.

The kids will look back and say I owe all my success to my high school's lip dub video that told me to be responsible. The kids will look back and say I owe all my success to my high school's lip dub video that told me to be responsible. [CCHS_Dub-2017]

Save Love

The band Big Bang played their song Save Love live in Gillette. While the song has nothing to do with Gillette it is decent. The band Big Bang played their song Save Love live in Gillette. While the song has nothing to do with Gillette it is decent. [Save_Love-2017]

Songs in the Key of Art: Live!

In 2008 Greg Percy performed children's songs for students at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center in Gillette. While the songs don't mention Gillette, Percy sells video recordings of his performances. I think it's great that he can entertain children and they sing along with him as long as I an adult never have to listen to it again.

Children don't have standards when it comes to special defects. Children don't have standards when it comes to special defects. [Key_Art-2008]

Percy's DVD isn't the only Gillette video to use bizarre effects. So does Civic Pride. Why do video editors do this? Percy's DVD isn't the only Gillette video to use bizarre effects. So does Civic Pride. Why do video editors do this? [Civic_Pride-2008]

Newsletters

The Cactus

The newsletter of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Gillette during the 1930s.

Heard on Main Street

Gillette Main Street publishes this newsletter promoting businesses in the downtown area. As of 2017 only one has been published online.

Heard on Main Street: Spring/Summer 2015

The newletter has advertisements for local businesses, updates on construction, and information about upcoming events. All the downtown construction mentioned has been completed including installation of a large clock.

The manufacturer of these expensive clocks cities released this laughably fake copy-and-paste. The News-Record also published it, but at least they cropped some of the garbage out of it. The clock itself is nice enough. The manufacturer of these expensive clocks released this laughably fake copy-and-paste. The News-Record also published it, but at least they cropped some of the garbage out of it. The clock itself is nice enough. [Main_Street-2015]

The real clock turned out to be a little larger than expected. The real clock turned out to be a little larger than expected.

Amazing. So realistic. I too can copy and paste stock photos. Amazing. So realistic. I too can copy and paste stock photos. [Stock-Sitting][Stock-Moon][Stock-Clock][Stock-Palm][Stock-Troopers]

Left Tribune

Newsletters are always interesting in origin. The Left Tribune from Ireland's Labour Youth wing of the Labour Party was no exception.

Seroxat: "The Wonder Drug"

The article called for restrictions on anti-depressants in Ireland using a murder suicide in Gillette as an example. The original title misspelled Seroxat which I corrected here. The body text uses the correct spelling.

In 1998 Toby Tobin decided to sue GlaxoSmithKline after his father-in-law Donald Schell killed himself, his wife, his daughter and his granddaughter in Gillette, Wyoming. Schell had previously shown no indications of a violent personality; he had been mildly depressed but not suicidal for the previous ten years. Schell had taken just two Seroxat (Paxil) tablets before these tragic events occurred. GlaxoSmithKline were found to be negligent in failing to provide information to Doctors about the possible side affects of Seroxat (Paxil), and were ordered to pay $6 million in compensation. It was revealed during the course of the trial that GlaxoSmithKline had hidden clinical trials, which showed that around one in four healthy volunteers suffered the sort of mental turmoil that Schell suffered. [Tribune-Seroxat-2006]

Rockpile Roundup

The Rockpile Roundup is sent to members of the Rockpile Museum Association.

Scrip Talk

Scrip Talk is a newsletter for the National Scrip Collectors Association. Scrips are substitute currency such as parking meter tokens, game tickets, arcade tokens, and company-issued tokens used in company towns.

A parking meter token used in Gillette in the 1960s A parking meter token used in Gillette in the 1960s [Parking_Token]

Membership Contest Scoreboard

1357. Marcy Berge, 3203 Knollwood Dr., Gillette, Wy 82716 [Scrip-Scoreboard-1989]

UFO Investigator

If you believe then you might believe the reports in UFO Investigator.

Law Enforcement Continue to See UFOs

Gillette, Wyoming--January 25, 1976

A Sheriff's deputy, who wishes to remain anonymous, was driving with his family when an object started coming toward their car.

[....]

"Appearing to be the size of a semi-truck and having rotating lights of many different colors."

[....]

By this time, the object was about 100 yards [91.44 meters] from the car and about 10 feet [3.04 meters] off the ground.

[....] [UFO-Law-1976]

I assume the article is referring to a Campbell County Sheriff's deputy, but it doesn't specify.

Newspapers

Gillette News

Thousands Celebrate

This article details the Independence Day events in Gillette including the first airplane flight in Wyoming.

Gillette Observes Independence Day Gloriously-- Many Come From Near and Far to Take Part.

There was lots of fun in Gillette July 3rd and 4th [1911] and every one seemed to have a share of it, from the youngest chik to the oldest residenter there was amusement galore. The conditions for a hummer celebration could not have been improved on in the least. The weather was ideal, cool and refreshing throughout and the committees having the big blew not in charge saw to it that everything went well. The people from Moorcroft, Upton, Newcastle, Cambria, Sundance, Sheridan in fact about every town within a radious of 100 miles [160.93 kilometers] was represented at the celebration and they went home in the happiest kind of mood.

The first aeroplane flights ever made in the state of Wyoming were the attraction of the 4th. George Thompson and his Mathewson car of Denver made two flights on the Fourth. The first at near noon was made in the face of a stiff wind. In the evening at sunset he made a second flight which was in every particular the happier flight of the celebration making a circle around the city and several miles to the east returned flying directly over the business part of town, several hundred feet above the heads of the multitude who witnessed the flight and who cheered themselves home over the success of the flight. It was beyond any question the great feature of the celebration.

[....] [Gillette_News-Thousands-1911]

George W. Thompson during his first flight in a Mathewson biplane in Denver, Colorado a few months before he came to Gillette. George W. Thompson during his first flight in a Mathewson biplane in Denver, Colorado a few months before he came to Gillette. [Aeronautics-Thompson]

This was difficult to read from the original source so my transcription likely has errors. The rest of the article details what other events happened at the celebration. Cambria, Wyoming mentioned is now a ghost town. The fact thousands came was impressive since the population of Gillette in 1910 was only 448. [Gillette_Census]

Gillette News-Record

The News-Record is the only daily newspaper in Gillette. It's impossible and useless for me to index every article in the News-Record so the ones here have supporting information to other entries.

Simpson Oil Well Fire

Trover Murders

(1998-12-06) Manhunt Continues for Gillette Killer

First in a series of articles about the Trover murder. Cheryl Trover claimed a 6 foot tall [182.88 centimeters] dark man who was 30 to 50 years old bound and gagged 2 of the 3 children at home, murdered her husband John Trover, kidnapped her, and set her truck on fire. She was found hiding in a culvert. More details came out in the following articles. [News_Record-Manhunt]

(1998-12-07) Wife Killed Husband, Then Herself

At this point most of the Trover story becomes known and Cheryl Trover kills herself. The police and sheriff's office found out she had stole a gun from neighbor John Riley who was the principal of the school Cheryl Trover worked at, tied up her own children, shot her husband twice, stabbed him to death, burned herself with a cigar, then set her own truck on fire waiting for police to arrive. She then told them lies about it being a mysterious man who had been threatening them for months.

She set the fire to destroy the coveralls and ski mask she wore when she murdered her husband. There was a mystery about some names cut out from a phonebook found in the truck. [News_Record-Wife_Killed]

(1998-12-08) Investigators Tying Loose Ends in Murder of Teacher's Husband

Little new is said in the article. It does mention the weapon used in the murders was a .22-caliber handgun. Here it says a caller reported the truck being near the new branch of Campbell County High School. It was later called the north campus and is now Thunderbasin High. [News_Record-Loose_Ends]

(1998-12-08) Murder-Suicide Shocks, Friends, Students

A story about the personal impact the murders had. [News_Record-Murder_Suicide]

(1998-12-09) Principal John Riley Resigns Job

After testing it was revealed the murder weapon Cheryl Trover used to kill her husband John Trover with was a .22-caliber gun she stole from Campbell County High School principal John Riley. She had cleaned the gun before returning it. Riley was out of town at the time. He not only resigned, but also planned to move away from Gillette. He lived across the street from the Trover family. The affair he was having with Cheryl wasn't revealed yet. [News_Record-Principal_Resigns]

(1998-12-10) Police Tell of Trover Affair With Her Boss

Once the affair between Cheryl Trover and Campbell County High School principal John Riley was revealed Riley resigned. Police believed John Trover suspected Cheryl Trover of cheating, but that it was Cheryl was who stressed about it because John wasn't sure yet.

Police said Cheryl had several murder novels and a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle called "To Kill A Husband". When I first read about the jigsaw puzzle in Weekly World News I thought they had to be joking, but here it is in print. Whenever someone commits murder or some other crime everyone always begins to go back and examine all the details of their lives and interactions with others trying to find some piece of evidence that will make sense of it all. Maybe it was just as simple as her wanting rid of her husband to avoid a messy and embarassing divorce. [News_Record-Affair_Boss]

(1998-12-10) John Trover Was Quiet Family Man, Devoted to Children

The article is closer to a wake where John Trover's friends and coworkers describe him as a dedicated family man who was an accountant at Eagle Butte Mine. They tell stories of him golfing, playing softball, and running. They describe him as a humble family man always with a smile on his face. His coworkers planted a tree with his name at Lasting Legacy Park. [News_Record-Family_Man]

(1998-12-11) Community Lays to Rest the Trovers

The final article of the series about the Trovers covered their funeral. Neither of the Trover's are buried at Mt. Pisgah or anywhere in Campbell County. Find A Grave says John Trover is buried at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

(2014-08-22) Investigative Show in Gillette to Research 1998 Trover Murder Case

The article said TV show Redrum was going to reenact the Trover murder in an upcoming episode. [News_Record-Redrum] The episode was made and is on this list.

KKK Fliers Found On Doorsteps On Sunday

The KKK flag The KKK flag [KKK_Flag]

At about 6 a.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old man called the Gillette Police Department because he found on his driveway a plastic bag that contained a rock and a recruitment flier for the Klu Klux Klan, Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said. [News_Record-KKK-2012]

After this happened a meeting of the KKK and NAACP was held in Casper, Wyoming to discuss the recruitment fliers and alleged hate crimes in Gillette. See A Historic Meeting in Black Ink magazine.

Other Newspapers

Campbell County Record

Campbell County Observer

No longer published, but many of the old issues are still available.

Homesteader

Since the Homesteader was published in Wright, Wyoming which is in Campbell County it printed news about Gillette.

Los Angeles Times

Telltale Tattoo Trips Up an Accused Killer After 10 Years

The article has a few extra details about murderer and identity thief Robert William Greer Jr. While on the run he he worked as a mechanic in Gillette during the early 1990s while using the identity of Michael Bertinot. [LA_Times-Killer-1999]. The video is from the episode The Killer's Tattoo. See that entry for details.

Gillette, WY October 1997. For three years Patricia Hackett's mother was married to a man who worked as a mechanic in Gillette, Wyoming and called himself Mike Bertinot. But no one in Patricia's family knew was that the real Michael Bertinot had never set foot in Gillette and that the man they knew was a fake. [Cold_Case-Tattoo-2004]

Republican

Pronghorn Gazette

The Pronghorn Gazette is the Gillette College newspaper. It moved to an online format in 2015.

Tabloids

A tabloid is a physical newspaper format not a description of content, though I always think of Weekly World News and celebrity gossip when I hear the word. Printed tabloids are about 17in x 11in (43.18cm x 27.94cm) or about half the size of newspaper broadsheet.

Comparison of some newspaper sizes. Comparison of some newspaper sizes. [Comparison_Newspaper]

Deaf-Mutes Journal

Internet Archive gives this description of Deaf-Mutes Journal.

The Deaf-mutes' Journal was published weekly starting with the November 5, 1874 issue and ceased publication in 1938. It was preceded by The Mexico Independent and Deaf-mutes' Journal from 1872-1874, and was succeeded by the New York Journal of the Deaf, published in White Plains, N.Y. beginning in 1938

Miller Praised by Sioux Poet: Impressions are Penned by Remarkable Deaf-Mute?

White Eagle is a deaf and dumb [deaf-mute] Indian poet and story writer, who has contributed extensively to eastern newspapers and magazines and has published a book of verse. He is also the owner of a large ranch near Gillette, Wyo., and on a tour of the Pacific Coast, which he is now making, he bears letters of introduction from Acting-Governor Chaplin of that State. An Ogallala Sioux by descent, he was born thirty-eight years ago in Oklahoma, then the Indian Territory, among the Ponca tribe of the Creek Nation.

When a lad he carried the United States mails on horseback fourteen miles [22.53 kilometers] across the mountains from Eufaula, Oklahoma, the town near which the Al Jennings gang of outlaws was captured. Though the country was infested with bad men, White Eagle was never molested while he was a mail carrier. At an early age he began to travel with Wild West shows and was known among the most expert of their exhibition riders. With only a common school education and such additional learning as he has been able, with his natural handicaps, to pick up from the white people, he began writing a few years ago, and has already enjoyed gratifying success.

[....] [Sioux_Poet-1920]

As the title suggests the rest of the article is White Eagle praising another traveling poet Joaquin Miller.

White Eagle around 1918 White Eagle around 1918 [Woman_Rancher-1918]

Poet Joaquin Miller in 1903 Poet Joaquin Miller in 1903 [Joaquin_Miller]

Seven Days

Seven Days is an alternative newspaper published in Vermont.

Hackie: A Jacket for Dad

In a conversation about bartering the author mentions Gillette.

"That reminds me of an old pal of mine who practices law in Gillette, Wyoming," I said. "One time, in barter for a major piece of legal work, he accepted a gold brick from a client." [Jacket_Dad-2011]

A 12.5 kilogram gold brick A 12.5 kilogram gold brick [Gold_Brick]

I thought they meant the slim gold bar which is 1 kilogram. Assuming the story is true, it would be incredible if it was the 12.4 kilogram brick used by banks and dealers. Feel free to send me gold bricks for the work put into this index.

Slingshot!

Slingshot! is an anti-government and anti-capitalist tabloid. It describes itself as a radical anarchist newspaper and is published in Berkeley, California.

Growing the New World in Our Hearts

Pizza Carrello - Gillette, Wyoming

A mobile wood-fired pizza truck that acts as a gathering spot for alternative community in a very rural, isolated area. Check for each day's location:

+1-307-363-1743 http://www.pizzacarrello.com [Radical_Spaces-2013]

Pizza Carrello now has their own restaurant and uses their mobile oven for events. As of 2018 the phone number and website are still the same. Pizza Carrello now has their own restaurant and uses their mobile oven for events. As of 2018 the phone number and website are still the same.

Weekly World News

Weekly World News defines the word tabloid with its outrageous fake stories.

Patents

Below is a list of all the inventors listing Gillette as their address in their patent applications. There are over 140 of them so I listed them together instead of giving each their own entry.

Patent Number: 1076372
Title: RAIL-ANCHOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: October 21, 1913
Inventor(s): Henry Jenkins, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1084579
Title: MAIL-BAG CATCHER AND DELIVERER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 13, 1914
Inventor(s): Henry Jenkins, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1240125
Title: SURGICAL APPLIANCE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 11, 1917
Inventor(s): Benjamin M. Doud, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1377204
Title: HARVESTING-MACHINE
Assignee: Mrs. M. Frazer
Issue Date: May 10, 1921
Note: Assignee held one-half
Inventor(s): Jacob A. Kohlruss, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1418338
Title: TRANSMISSION GEARING
Assignee: None
Issue Date: June 6, 1922
Inventor(s): George W. Stone, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1448569
Title: CORSET
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 13, 1923
Inventor(s): Helen V. Nordgren, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1503715
Title: CINCH STRAP
Assignee: None
Issue Date: August 5, 1924
Inventor(s): Rex G. Schnitger, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1534916
Title: COUPLING
Assignee: Harper Lamar Jarvis
Issue Date: April 21, 1925
Note: Assignee held one-half
Inventor(s): Earl Edgar Campbell, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1576808
Title: ROAD GRADER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 16, 1926
Inventor(s): Willard G. Bunnell, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1580227
Title: ADVERTISING DEVICE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: April 13, 1926
Inventor(s): Dale Craig Wilhelm, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1666000
Title: WELL-CLEANING DEVICE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: April 10, 1928
Inventor(s): Earl Edgar Campbell, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1707123
Title: PIPE DRIVING AND PULLING MACHINE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 26, 1929
Inventor(s): John H. Keck, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1890028
Title: DEMOUNTABLE RIM
Assignee: A. J. McClelland
Issue Date: December 6, 1932
Note: Assignee held one-half
Inventor(s): Earl E. Campbell, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 1890995
Title: REFLECTIVE ATTACHMENT FOR CAMERAS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: December 13, 1932
Inventor(s): Emma L. Kinnaman, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2056946
Title: MOWER PITMAN BEARING HOUSING ASSEMBLY
Assignee: None
Issue Date: October 13, 1936
Inventor(s): Owen C. Ankeny, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2250836
Title: PIPE CLAMP
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 29, 1941
Inventor(s): Raymond H. Landers, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2330133
Title: WHEEL
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 21, 1943
Inventor(s): Thomas F. McManamen, Gillette, Wyoming Leon White, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2351510
Title: TOY STICK HORSE
Assignee: J. W. Baker
Issue Date: June 13, 1944
Note: Assignee held one-half
Inventor(s): Roy G. Harless, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D153706
Title: DESIGN FOR A SCISSORS SHARPENER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: May 10, 1949
Inventor(s): Ruth C. Lathom, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2590399
Title: MOLE CHISEL PLOW ATTACHMENT
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 25, 1952
Inventor(s): Robert E. Gilbert, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2635857
Title: CEMENT FENCE POST
Assignee: None
Issue Date: April 21, 1953
Inventor(s): Charlie Banister, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2711866
Title: QUICK RELEASE FOR AIRPLANE MOTORS
Assignee: William D. Hewit
Issue Date: June 28, 1955
Note: Assignee held twenty-five percent
Inventor(s): Floyd P. Bentz, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2828089
Title: WIRE REEL SUPPORT
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 25, 1958
Inventor(s): Robert E. Isenberger, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 2844432
Title: FOOD SERVICE UNIT
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 21, 1958
Inventor(s): Raynerd D. Freer, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 3402967
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLUTION MINING CAVITY
Assignee: Kalium Chemicals Limited
Issue Date: September 24, 1968
Inventor(s): Byron P. Edmonds, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Joy Elledge, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 3575341
Title: RATCHET DRIVING MECHANISM
Assignee: Guaranteed Financial Services, Inc.
Issue Date: April 20, 1971
Note: Title on patent misspelled as "Mechansim"
Inventor(s): Stephen C. Tarver, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D231000
Title: BUMPER BOWL GAME BOARD
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 26, 1974
Inventor(s): Frank J. Blaney II, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 3817891
Title: LIQUID FLOCCULENT ADDITIVE FROM POLYACRYLAMIDE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: June 18, 1974
Inventor(s): Wilbur L. Keas, Casper, Wyoming
*Notes: Lists Gillette, Wyoming as additional address

Patent Number: 3894313
Title: GAME HANGER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 15, 1975
Inventor(s): Wayne A. Miller, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 3919995
Title: CONVERSION BRACKET FOR GAS ENGINE CARBURETOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: November 18, 1975
Inventor(s): William L. Todd, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4098248
Title: FUEL REGULATOR FOR A TWO-CYCLE GAS ENGINE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 04, 1978
Inventor(s): William L. Todd, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4255884
Title: APPARATUS FOR UNATTENDED CONVERSION OF A FRONT END LOADER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 17, 1981
Inventor(s): Earl D. Williams, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4269614
Title: APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPERSION OF COAL FINES INTO THE ATMOSPHERE
Assignee: Sunoco Energy Development Co.
Issue Date: May 26, 1981
Inventor(s): Keith L. Shelstad, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4369778
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A PORTABLE RESPIRATOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 25, 1983
Inventor(s): Edwin J. Dorius, Gillette, Wyoming
Amos Norris, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4512430
Title: ELECTRONIC COUPLED-IN-MOTION RAILROAD TRACK SCALE
Assignee: AMAX, Inc.
Issue Date: April 23, 1985
Inventor(s): Bruce V. Bowersox, Moorcroft, Wyoming
Thomas I. Shepherd, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4621752
Title: NONRIGID BOW HOLSTER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: November 11, 1986
Inventor(s): Steven R. Youngbauer, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4648997
Title: AIR INJECTOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 10, 1987
Inventor(s): Stephen C. Tarver, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4659520
Title: AIR INJECTOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: April 21, 1987
Inventor(s): Stephen C. Tarver, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4660426
Title: PUMPING UNIT FOR ACTUATING A DOWN HOLE PUMP WITH STATIC AND DYNAMIC COUNTERWEIGHTS
Assignee: Infinity Pumping Systems
Issue Date: April 28, 1987
Inventor(s): Bobbie L. Mosley, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4664331
Title: TRAIL CABLE PICKUP REEL
Assignee: Cordero Mining Co.
Issue Date: May 12, 1987
Inventor(s): Billie L. Halbrook, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4678205
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE WITH A SAFETY HARNESS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 07, 1987
Inventor(s): Jay S. Wold, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4681410
Title: FOLDABLE EYEGLASSES
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 21, 1987
Inventor(s): Al W. Paulsen, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D294827
Title: PORTABLE HANDSET TELEPHONE CASE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 22, 1988
Inventor(s): Wade A. Woodfork, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4764221
Title: SILO CLEANING PROCESS
Assignee: Shell Mining Company
Issue Date: August 16, 1988
Inventor(s): Jeffrey C. Beckham, Gillette, Wyoming
Wesley D. Hartwigsen, Gillette, Wyoming
Alan D. Johnson, Gillette, Wyoming
Kenneth L. White, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4797136
Title: LOW RANK COAL BY WET OXIDIZING, DRYING AND COOLING
Assignee: Shell Oil Company
Issue Date: January 10, 1989
Inventor(s): William C. Machmer, Sugarland, Texas
Mark A. Siddoway, Houston, Texas
Neal D. Stidham, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4898106
Title: COMBUSTION METHOD AND APPARATUS
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: February 06, 1990
Inventor(s): Roy G. Bellew, Thermopolis, Wyoming
Donald P. Dunn, Gillette, Wyoming
Charles T. Stilwell, Midland, Texas
Johnny D. Wood, Moorcroft, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4904154
Title: LOADING SYSTEM FOR RAILROAD CARS
Assignee: Kerr McGee Coal Corporation
Issue Date: February 27, 1990
Inventor(s): John A.L. Campbell, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Robert L. Elder, Columbus, Mississippi
Tony G. Gardner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jerry L. Hughes, Gillette, Wyoming
Kenneth E. Krause, Edmond, Oklahoma
Ronald K. Pepper, Moore, Oklahoma

Patent Number: 4939855
Title: EXCAVATOR DIPPER WITH LIGHTWEIGHT REPLACEABLE SECTION
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: July 10, 1990
Inventor(s): Robert A. McCreary Jr., Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4942982
Title: SILO CLEANING APPARATUS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 24, 1990
Inventor(s): Jeffrey C. Beckham, Gillette, Wyoming
Wesley D. Hartwigsen, Gillette, Wyoming
Alan D. Johnson, Gillette, Wyoming
Kenneth L. White, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 4976756
Title: DUST COLLECTOR HOUSING WITH REMOVABLE ROOF SECTION
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: December 11, 1990
Inventor(s): Loren K. Dobyns, Gillette, Wyoming
Gary S. Hanson, Wright, Wyoming
Durel B. Shrum, Wright, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5057724
Title: CERAMIC MAGNET MOTOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: October 15, 1991
Inventor(s): James V. Patton, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5063694
Title: LIGHTWEIGHT EXCAVATOR DIPPER WITH REPLACEABLE TOP AND BOTTOM SECTIONS
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: November 12, 1991
Inventor(s): Robert A. McCreary Jr., Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5063696
Title: EXCAVATOR BUCKET TOOTH RETENTION DEVICE
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: November 12, 1991
Inventor(s): Kelly M. Smith, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5104048
Title: ACCESS DOOR FOR COAL CRUSHER FEED CHUTE
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: April 14, 1992
Inventor(s): Theodore W. Cecil, Gillette, Wyoming
Durel B. Shrum, Wright, Wyoming
Kelly M. Smith, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5129508
Title: DUST CONTROL SYSTEM
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 14, 1992
Inventor(s): Keith L. Shelstad, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5140907
Title: METHOD FOR SURFACE MINING WITH DRAGLINE AND BLAST CASTING
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: August 25, 1992
Inventor(s): Steven M. Svatek, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5148917
Title: MULTIPLE TOOL ORGANIZING AND STORING CARRIER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 22, 1992
Inventor(s): Martin R. Lebrun, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5194689
Title: EARTH EXCAVATION USING BLAST CASTING AND EXCAVATING APPARATUS
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: March 16, 1993
Inventor(s): Monica S. Cummins, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5242470
Title: PELLETIZING COAL OR COKE WITH STARCH PARTICLES
Assignee: Zeigler Coal Holding Company
Issue Date: September 07, 1993
Inventor(s): James P. Frederick, Gillette, Wyoming
James A. Salter, Katy, Texas
Edward C. Sumner IV, Houston, Texas

Patent Number: 5248299
Title: SYRINGE APPARATUS INCLUDING READILY REMOVABLE SYRINGE SUPPORTING HEAD
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 28, 1993
Inventor(s): Tetsuo Ota, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5249750
Title: TRAVERSING ROLL BREAKER APPARATUS
Assignee: T. J. Gundlach Machine Company
Issue Date: October 05, 1993
Inventor(s): James D. Fraser, Salt Lake City, Utah
Theodore F. Gundlach, Belleville, Illionois
Patrick W. Ryan, Gillette, Wyoming
Randall S. Shinn, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5261576
Title: SEAL FOR COAL LOADING CHUTE GATE
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: November 16, 1993
Inventor(s): Jon L. Shirley, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5275574
Title: CONVERTIBLE PLUG
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 04, 1994
Inventor(s): Lee M. Schlothauer, Gillette, Wyoming
George Spector, New York, New York

Patent Number: 5308690
Title: WRAPPING FILM
Assignee: None
Issue Date: May 03, 1994
Inventor(s): Duane S. Butcher Jr., Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5323720
Title: REVEGETATION METHOD
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: June 28, 1994
Inventor(s): Robert L. Moore Jr., Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D349680
Title: TRUCK BED TOOL BOX
Assignee: None
Issue Date: August 16, 1994
Inventor(s): Richard E. Powell, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D350114
Title: VEHICLE BATTERY BLANKET
Assignee: None
Issue Date: August 30, 1994
Inventor(s): Ed Wales, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5343631
Title: TREATMENT OF FRIABLE MATERIALS IN FLUID BED REACTORS
Assignee: Amax Coal West, Inc.
Issue Date: September 06, 1994
Inventor(s): Robert G. Bauer, Gillette, Wyoming
George W. Land, Greenwood, Indiana
Michael W. Shackelford, Carmel, Indiana

Patent Number: 5346754
Title: FABRIC EQUIPMENT GUARD
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: September 13, 1994
Inventor(s): Chong S. Yun, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5386647
Title: THIN, SELF-CLEANING GAS DISTRIBUTION DECK IN FLUIDIZED BED DRYER
Assignee: Amax Coal West, Inc.
Issue Date: February 07, 1995
Inventor(s): Robert G. Bauer, Gillette, Wyoming
Mark H. Berggren, Golden, Colorado
Michael W. Shackelford, Carmel, Indiana

Patent Number: 5392901
Title: CONTAINER AND TRAY ASSEMBLY
Assignee: None
Issue Date: February 28, 1995
Inventor(s): Howard E. Craft, Gillette, Wyoming
Jeffrey W. Kuray, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5397000
Title: SYSTEM FOR CONFINING ARTICLES IN A CONTAINER
Assignee: Brain Power, Inc.
Issue Date: March 14, 1995
Inventor(s): Timothy R. Fitzer, Buffalo, Wyoming
Eric J. Holte, Gillette, Wyoming
Sean M. Holte, LaMesa, California

Patent Number: 5413047
Title: OVERBURDEN REMOVAL METHOD WITH BLAST CASTING AND EXCAVATING APPARATUS
Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
Issue Date: May 09, 1995
Inventor(s): Monica S. Cummins, Gillette, Wyoming
Randall N. Evans, Upton, Wyoming
Robert L. Ferguson, Wright, Wyoming
Marlyn G. King, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5601692
Title: PROCESS FOR TREATING NONCAKING COAL TO FORM PASSIVATED CHAR
Assignee: Tek-Kol Partnership
Issue Date: February 11, 1997
Inventor(s): Dennis Wayne Coolidge, Gillette, Wyoming
Ernest Peter Esztergar, La Jolla, California
Deane Avent Horne, Toledo, Ohio
Franklin George Rinker, Perrysburg, Ohio

Patent Number: D378308
Title: TROLL LURE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 04, 1997
Inventor(s): Harold F. Galbraith, Gillette, Wyoming
Douglas R. Roe, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5638490
Title: FUZZY LOGIC DATA PROCESSOR
Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
Issue Date: June 10, 1997
Inventor(s): William C. Archibald, Gillette, Wyoming
Kim H. Eckert, Austin, Texas
Ken Ota, Tokyo, Japan

Patent Number: D380067
Title: RAZOR CLEANER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: June 17, 1997
Inventor(s): Matthew D. Brenneman, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5657583
Title: PORTABLE KNOCK-DOWN UTILITY SHED
Assignee: None
Issue Date: August 19, 1997
Inventor(s): Donald Tennant, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5711769
Title: PROCESS FOR PASSIVATION OF REACTIVE COAL CHAR
Assignee: Tek-Kol Partnership
Issue Date: January 27, 1998
Inventor(s): Dennis Wayne Coolidge, Gillette, Wyoming
Ernest Peter Esztergar, La Jolla, California
Deane Avent Horne, Toledo, Ohio
Franklin George Rinker, Perrysburg, Ohio

Patent Number: 5730069
Title: LEAN FUEL COMBUSTION CONTROL METHOD
Assignee: Tek-Kol
Issue Date: March 24, 1998
Inventor(s): Dennis Wayne Coolidge, Gillette, Wyoming
Timothy J. Kuhn, Newbury, Michigan
James G. Powers, Perrysburg, Ohio
Franklin George Rinker, Perrysburg, Ohio

Patent Number: 5735360
Title: MINING BIT
Assignee: None
Issue Date: April 07, 1998
Inventor(s): Robert W. Engstrom, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5740459
Title: METHOD AND CIRCUIT FOR SORTING DATA IN A FUZZY INFERENCE DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM
Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
Issue Date: April 14, 1998
Inventor(s): William C. Archibald, Gillette, Wyoming
Ken Ota, Yokohama, Japan

Patent Number: 5855262
Title: VEHICLE EXTERNAL ELECTRIC SUPPLY SYSTEM
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 05, 1999
Inventor(s): Michael D. Jackson, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5975638
Title: PILLOW FOR SLEEPING UPRIGHT IN A CHAIR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: November 02, 1999
Inventor(s): Kevin E. Schreiner, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 5993137
Title: ADJUSTABLE HOIST FOR USE WITH VEHICLE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: November 30, 1999
Inventor(s): Robert E Harr, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D418598
Title: BREAST PUMP
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 04, 2000
Inventor(s): Shelly M. Jauch, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D418857
Title: EYEGLASSES
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 11, 2000
Inventor(s): Alfred W. Paulsen, Gillette, Wyoming
D. Michael Pogue, Golden, Colorado

Patent Number: 6086647
Title: MOLASSES/OIL COAL TREATMENT FLUID AND METHOD
Assignee: RAG Coal West, Inc.
Issue Date: July 11, 2000
Inventor(s): Kevin B. Avery, Gillette, Wyoming
Mark H. Berggren, Golden, Colorado
Randall L. Rahm, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6119711
Title: MULTIPLE WELL HEADER SYSTEM FOR COLLECTION OF METHANE COAL GAS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 19, 2000
Inventor(s): Greg A. Dougherty, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6135171
Title: PASSIVE ENCLOSURE DUST CONTROL SYSTEM
Assignee: None
Issue Date: October 24, 2000
Inventor(s): Delmer Leroy Shelstad, Gillette, Wyoming
L. Alan Weakly, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6155407
Title: CONVEYOR BELT IMPACT SUPPORT SYSTEM
Assignee: Dust Control, Inc.
Issue Date: December 05, 2000
Inventor(s): Delmer Leroy Shelstad, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6192663
Title: RIDING SPUR WITH RETAINING LIP
Assignee: None
Issue Date: February 27, 2001
Inventor(s): Jerry J. Gatlin, Jackson, Wyoming
Trigg Marquiss, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6206223
Title: CAN COOLER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 27, 2001
Inventor(s): Raymond A. Wicker, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6225348
Title: METHOD OF TREATING MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH A PROSTAGLANDIN DERIVATIVE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: May 01, 2001
Inventor(s): Alfred W. Paulsen, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6264407
Title: PORTABLE ELECTRIC RAILROAD RAIL DRILL APPARATUS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 24, 2001
Inventor(s): Randy J. Tinken, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6283454
Title: APPARATUS FOR FENCE REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 4, 2001
Inventor(s): Leslie Steven Bricker, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6367548
Title: DIVERSION TREATMENT METHOD
Assignee: BJ Services Company; Ocean Energy Resources, Inc.
Issue Date: April 9, 2002
Inventor(s): David D. Cramer, Littleton, Colorado
Donald L. Purvis, Parker, Colorado
David D. Smith, Gillette, Wyoming
Douglas L. Walton, Littleton, Colorado

Patent Number: 6609668
Title: CAVITATION AND CLEANING TOOL
Assignee: Cavitation, Inc.
Issue Date: August 26, 2003
Inventor(s): Clint Rhodd, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6694999
Title: SYSTEMS FOR WELL GAS COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
Assignee: Hettinger Welding, Inc.
Issue Date: February 24, 2004
Inventor(s): Mark D. Hettinger, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6711844
Title: FIREARM LOCKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING ROTATION OF A CYLINDER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 30, 2004
Inventor(s): Albert Eugene Rumfelt, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6736880
Title: DOWNHOLE GAS/LIQUID SEPARATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD
Assignee: Pure Savers, LLC
Issue Date: May 18, 2004
Inventor(s): Kenneth L. Ford, Gillette, Wyoming
Thomas S. Osborne, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6761215
Title: DOWNHOLE SEPARATOR AND METHOD
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 13, 2004
Inventor(s): Guy Morrison III, Gillette, Wyoming
James Eric Morrison, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 6901889
Title: FUMIGATION SYSTEM FOR A DIESEL ENGINE
Assignee: TGI, Inc.
Issue Date: June 7, 2005
Inventor(s): Terry A. Jones, Gillette, Wyoming
Gregory W. Ritter, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7044250
Title: DETACHABLE SUSPENSION MOUNTING
Assignee: None
Issue Date: May 16, 2006
Inventor(s): Jerry R. Elsberry, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7048056
Title: DOWN-HOLE WELL CLEANING TOOL
Assignee: None
Issue Date: May 23, 2006
Inventor(s): Mark A. Blake, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: D524037
Title: EARPLUG DISPENSER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 4, 2006
Inventor(s): James D. Kintz, Gillette, Wyoming
Richard Van Horn, Spearfish, South Dakota

Patent Number: 7081204
Title: REMEDIATION OF BARIUM, BICARBONATE AND ALKALINITY IN GROUND WATER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 25, 2006
Inventor(s): Bruce W. Bandorick, Buffalo, Wyoming
James C. Roberts, Casper, Wyoming
Ronald St. John, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7134374
Title: SAFETY CABLE CUTTER FOR CUTTING A CABLE USED IN SERVICING AN OIL AND GAS WELL
Assignee: None
Issue Date: November 14, 2006
Inventor(s): Alan M. Williamson, Gillette, Wyoming
Cody Williamson, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7160024
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING A VORTEX FLOW
Assignee: Ecotechnology, Ltd.
Issue Date: January 9, 2007
Inventor(s): Gregory A. Dougherty Sr., Gillette, Wyoming
Bradley J. Fehn, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Thomas B. Smith, Centennial, Colorado

Patent Number: 7216702
Title: METHODS OF EVALUATING UNDERSATURATED COALBED METHANE RESERVOIRS
Assignee: Yates Petroleum Corporation
Issue Date: May 15, 2007
Inventor(s): Francis M. Carlson, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7225763
Title: FUMIGATION SYSTEM FOR A DIESEL ENGINE
Assignee: TGI, Inc.
Issue Date: June 5, 2007
Inventor(s): Terry A. Jones, Gillette, Wyoming
Gregory W. Ritter, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7231884
Title: PENNANT DISPLAY WITH POLE MOUNTABLE COLLAR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: June 19, 2007
Inventor(s): Corey Rang, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7246661
Title: METHODS OF QUANTIFYING GAS CONTENT OF A GAS-SORBED FORMATION SOLID
Assignee: Yates Petroleum Corporation
Issue Date: July 24, 2007
Inventor(s): Francis M. Carlson, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7287585
Title: METHODS OF QUANTIFYING GAS CONTENT OF A GAS-SORBED FORMATION SOLID
Assignee: Yates Petroleum Corporation
Issue Date: October 30, 2007
Inventor(s): Francis M. Carlson, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7343794
Title: WEIR BOX AND SENSOR
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 18, 2008
Inventor(s): Peter C. Allee, Gillette, Wyoming
Philip G. Pucel, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7377311
Title: WELLHEAD VALVES
Assignee: None
Issue Date: May 27, 2008
Inventor(s): Roy E. Knutson Jr., Gillette, Wyoming
Richard E. Scallen, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7387091
Title: PROCESS FOR USE WITH DUAL-FUEL SYSTEMS
Assignee: TGI, Inc.
Issue Date: June 17, 2008
Inventor(s): Gregory W. Ritter, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7409698
Title: OPTICAL DISC CASE USABLE IN PLAYER WITH DISC ENCASED THEREIN
Assignee: None
Issue Date: August 5, 2008
Inventor(s): Mark Tjensvold, Gillette, Wyoming
Mike Tjensvold, Ridgefield, Washington

Patent Number: 7533634
Title: PROCESS FOR USE WITH DUAL-FUEL SYSTEMS
Assignee: TGI, Inc.
Issue Date: May 19, 2009
Inventor(s): Terry A. Jones, Gillette, Wyoming
Gregory W. Ritter, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7882907
Title: EARTH BORING BIT
Assignee: None
Issue Date: February 8, 2011
Inventor(s): Robert W. Engstrom, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7648348
Title: DEWATERING APPARATUS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: January 19, 2010
Inventor(s): Richard E. Scallen, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7729105
Title: POWER DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND METHOD
Assignee: Prod-X, Inc. (Omaha, Nebraska)
Issue Date: June 1, 2010
Inventor(s): Tate D. Schipporeit, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7774306
Title: ELECTRONIC FILE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Assignee: BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, Texas)
Issue Date: August 10, 2010
Inventor(s): Gracie Lauffer, Watauga, Texas
Michelle L. Shea, Big Lake, Minnesota
Donald C. Wind, Dallas, Texas
Barry P. Wunker, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7866712
Title: FREE EGRESS WINDOW
Assignee: Tumble Weed Products, LLC (Gillette, Wyoming)
Issue Date: January 11, 2011
Inventor(s): James D. Kintz, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7878558
Title: GATE LATCH
Assignee: None
Issue Date: February 1, 2011
Inventor(s): William Russell Bell, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 7906196
Title: BLOCKING STRIP FOR DIE STORAGE MEDIA
Assignee: Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, California)
Issue Date: March 15, 2011
Inventor(s): Contes Andrew, Chandler, Arizona
David Carey, Phoenix, Arizona
Travis Nice, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 8027950
Title: ELECTRONIC FILE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Assignee: BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, Texas)
Issue Date: September 27, 2011
Inventor(s): Gracie Lauffer, Watauga, Texas
Michelle L. Shea, Big Lake, Minnesota
Donald C. Wind, Dallas, Texas
Barry P. Wunker, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 8197678
Title: REFINING COAL-DERIVED LIQUID FROM COAL GASIFICATION, COKING AND OTHER COAL PROCESSING OPERATIONS
Assignee: MR & E, Ltd. (Perryburg, Ohio)
Issue Date: June 12, 2012
Inventor(s): James P. Frederick, Gillette, Wyoming
James S. Warwick, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Patent Number: 8226124
Title: MOBILE FLUID STORAGE TANK WITH VERTICALLY ADJUSTABLE HITCH AND REAR SUPPORT WHEELS
Assignee: None
Issue Date: July 24, 2012
Inventor(s): Jess D. Anderson, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 8256790
Title: ADJUSTABLE RECEIVER HITCH SYSTEM
Assignee: None
Issue Date: September 4, 2012
Inventor(s): William Olen Fortner, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 8366808
Title: PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING METHANE OR ANOTHER FLUID FROM A FLUID MIXTURE
Assignee: Hycap Energy LLC (Gillette, Wyoming)
Issue Date: February 5, 2013
Inventor(s): John Mayer Kaufman, Centennial, Colorado
Bret Hettinger Wolz, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 8479813
Title: BIOGENIC FUEL GAS GENERATION IN GEOLOGIC HYDROCARBON DEPOSITS
Assignee: LUCA Technologies, Inc. (Golden, Colorado)
Issue Date: July 9, 2013
Inventor(s): Shane Bower, Golden, Colorado
David Brock, Littleton, Colorado
Verlin Dannar, Sheridan, Wyoming Roland P. DeBruyn, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Mark Finkelstein, Morrison, Colorado
Jim Ford, Gillette, Wyoming
Travis Meyers, Gillette, Wyoming
Robert S. Pfeiffer, Parker, Colorado
Glenn A. Ulrich, Rolla, Missouri
Jeffrey L. Weber, Denver, Colorado

Patent Number: 8663368
Title: PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING METHANE OR ANOTHER FLUID FROM A FLUID MIXTURE
Assignee: None
Issue Date: March 4, 2014
Inventor(s): John Mayer Kaufman, Centennial, Colorado
Bret Hettinger Wolz, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 8844345
Title: IMPARTING MOTION TO A TEST OBJECT SUCH AS A MOTOR VEHICLE IN A CONTROLLED FASHION
Assignee: Roehrig Engineering, Inc. (Lexington, NC) Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (Blacksburg, Virginia)
Issue Date: September 30, 2014
Inventor(s): Doug Gerard, Gillette, Wyoming
Bryan Pittman, Thomasville, North Carolina
Chandler Reubush, Toano, Virginia
Kurt Roehrig, Lexington, North Carolina
Stephen C. Southward, Danville, Virginia

Patent Number: 8882054
Title: PIPE RACK
Assignee: None
Issue Date: November 11, 2014
Inventor(s): Brian Glenn Gilbert, Gillette, Wyoming
Aaron Richard Maki, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 9002593
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RE-DIRECTING A RIPPING PATH
Assignee: Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Illinois)
Issue Date: April 7, 2015
Inventor(s): Troy K. Becicka, Sahuarita, Arizona
Jean-Jacques Clar, Edelstein, Illinois
Lance Cowper, Metamora, Illinois
Thandava K. Edara, Peoria, Illinois
Kyle Edwards, Gillette, Wyoming
Brian G. Funke, Peoria, Illinois
Daniel Stanek, Chillicothe, Illinois

Patent Number: 9169703
Title: ROTATABLE TUBING ANCHOR
Assignee: Triple D Rotation, LLC (Gillette, Wyoming)
Issue Date: October 27, 2015
Inventor(s): Greg Dougherty, Gillette, Wyoming
Duane Goetz, Gillette, Wyoming
Don Larsen, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 9321169
Title: SAWHORSE BRACKET
Assignee: Satur; Larry A. (Gillette, Wyoming)
Issue Date: January 1, 2016
Inventor(s): Larry A. Satur, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 9360334
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SETTING AN END LOCATION OF A PATH
Assignee: Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Illinois)
Issue Date: June 7, 2016
Inventor(s): Troy K. Becicka, Sahuarita, Arizona
Thandava K. Edara, Peoria, Illinois
Kyle Edwards, Gillette, Wyoming
Michael Taylor, Swissvale, Pennsylvania
Mo Wei, Dunlap, Illinois

Patent Number: 9388679
Title: DOWNHOLE GAS AND LIQUID SEPARATION
Assignee: Legacy Separators, LLC (Gillette, Wyoming)
Issue Date: July 12, 2016
Inventor(s): Guy Morrison, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 9469967
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF A MACHINE
Assignee: Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Illinois)
Issue Date: October 18, 2016
Inventor(s): Troy K. Becicka, Sahuarita, Arizona
Jean-Jacques Clar, Edelstein, Illinois
Thandava K. Edara, Peoria, Illinois
Kyle Edwards, Gillette, Wyoming
Michael Taylor, Swissvale, Pennsylvania
Mo Wei, Dunlap, Illinois

Patent Number: 9483863
Title: TERRAIN MAPPING SYSTEM USING MOVED MATERIAL ESTIMATION
Assignee: Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Illinois)
Issue Date: November 1, 2016
Inventor(s): Jean-Jacques Clar, Edelstein, Illinois
Kyle Adam Edwards, Gillette, Wyoming
Robert Jason McGee, Peoria, Illinois
Michael Allen Taylor, Swissvale, Pennsylvania

Patent Number: 9567250
Title: METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR DISPOSAL OF OILFIELD WASTE WATER
Assignee: None
Issue Date: February 14, 2017
Inventor(s): William Olen Fortner, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 9645035
Title: IMPARTING MOTION TO A TEST OBJECT SUCH AS A MOTOR VEHICLE IN A CONTROLLED FASHION WITH IMPROVED ACCURACY
Assignee: Roehrig Engineering, Inc. (Lexington, NC) Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (Blackburg, Virginia)
Issue Date: May 9, 2017
Inventor(s): Doug Gerard, Gillette, Wyoming
Bryan Pittman, Thomasville, North Carolina
Chandler Reubush, Toano, Virginia
Kurt Roehrig, Lexington, North Carolina
Stephen C. Southward, Danville, Virginia

Patent Number: 9828249
Title: OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY ACTIVATED CARBON
Assignee: Pneumatic Processing Technologies, LLC (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Issue Date: November 28, 2017
Inventor(s): Michael A. Jones, Gillette, Wyoming

Patent Number: 9829277
Title: ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR WEAPON OPTICS
Assignee: ZEROlight LLC (Shiner, Texas)
Issue Date: November 28, 2017
Inventor(s): Hazer Bulkley, Gillette, Wyoming
Fred Hunt, Athol, Idaho
Derrick Ratliff, College Station, Texas [Patents]

Poetry

Postcards

Postcards are some of the easiest and best entries to the list. Almost none of them are copyrighted, they almost always have a photo, and about half of them have personal letters written on the back. Collectors prefer unused postcards, but I like to add used ones. It shows when it was used giving an approximate date and what they thought of Gillette.

Motel Postcards

Arrowhead Motel

Arrowhead Motel (1)

Arrowhead Motel: Front Arrowhead Motel: Front

The Arrowhead Motel is still around today, though the sign and office has changed. The Arrowhead Motel is still around today, though the sign and office has changed.

Arrowhead Motel: Back Arrowhead Motel: Back

Arrowhead Motel
Gillette, Wyoming on United States Highway 14 & 16

Enjoy modern new units at reasonable rates in a friendly western cow town. Good cafe and service station across street. Antelope [pronghorn] and deer hunting. See our Indian artifact and rock collection. Kitchenettes - Air Condition. Phone MU 2-4853. Ralph and Dot Kintz, owners and operators.

Published by Western Color, 1402 Prairie Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Place Stamp Here

Post Card

Address

Color by Ron Peterson, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

C-22630 [Arrowhead_Motel_Highway]

Arrowhead Motel (2)

Arrowhead Motel: Front Arrowhead Motel: Front

Arrowhead Motel: Back Arrowhead Motel: Back

Arrowhead Motel

Gillette, Wyoming on United States Highway 14 - 16 & Interstate 90

25 air conditioned units - Telephones - TV's and Kitchenettes. Enjoy modern new units at reasonable rates in a friendly western cow town. Good cafe and service station across street. See our Indian Artifact and Rock Collection. Antelope [pronghorn] and deer hunting.

Phone +1-307-682-9327. Post Office Box 402

Ralph and Dot Kintz, owners and operators

Post Card

76457-8

[unreadable logo] [Arrowhead_Motel_Emerson]

Corner Motel

The Corner Motel

The Corner Motel The Corner Motel

The Corner Motel: Back The Corner Motel: Back

Ralph and Bessie Holmes

Modern Units - Air-Conditioned and Reasonable Rates. Located Between Black Hills and Big Horn Mountains on Interstate 90 and United States Highways 14 and 16 - Also Wyoming Highway 59.

Phone 682-3279 - Gillette, Wyo.

49,596F

postcard

Published by The Thos. D. Murphy Company, Red Oak, Iowa

Photo by Smithson [Corner_Motel]

Greetings From Corner Motel Gillette Wyoming

Greetings From Corner Motel Gillette Wyoming Greetings From Corner Motel Gillette Wyoming

P36151. Post Card. Plastichrome (R) by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc., Boston 15, Massachusetts, U.S.A. P36151. Post Card. Plastichrome (R) by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc., Boston 15, Massachusetts, U.S.A. [Greetings_Corner]

Stock photos were probably used for the collage.

Gillette Motel

Gillette Motel (1)

Gillette Motel Gillette Motel

Gillette Motel: Back Gillette Motel: Back

ATA

Gillette Motel

231 E. 2nd St., Gillette, Wyo. Highway 14 & 16. Two blocks from Downtown.

Modern Units - Tiled Showers - Wall to Wall Carpeting - Phones & T. V. - Air Conditioned - Steam Heat. Phone Mutual 2 4781. Everyone Welcome.

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Lowery, Owners

Published by Western Color, 1402 Prairie Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Post Card

Address

Color by Ron Peterson, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

C-22625 [Gillette_Motel]

Gillette Motel (2)

Gillette Motel - 32 Units - Highways 14 & 16 - Gillette, Wyoming Gillette Motel - 32 Units - Highways 14 & 16 - Gillette, Wyoming

Post Card. Place Stamp Here 1c in U.S.A. This side for correspondence. This space for address only. National Press - Chicago [unreadable logo] Post Card. Place Stamp Here 1c in U.S.A. This side for correspondence. This space for address only. National Press - Chicago [unreadable logo] [Gillette_Motel_Units_1]

Gillette Motel (3)

Gillette Motel - 32 Units - Highways 14 & 16 - Gillette, Wyoming Gillette Motel - 32 Units - Highways 14 & 16 - Gillette, Wyoming

Post Card. Place Stamp Here 1c in U.S.A. This side for correspondence. This space for address only. National Press - Chicago [unreadable logo] Post Card. Place Stamp Here 1c in U.S.A. This side for correspondence. This space for address only. National Press - Chicago [unreadable logo] [Gillette_Motel_Units_2]

Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming

East Wing Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming East Wing Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming

Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming: Back Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming: Back

Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming: Back Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming: Back

Western Representative: Elton A. Jones LA Sierra Sta. Arlington. Calif.

Gillette Motel 231 East 2nd St., Gillette, Wyoming Highway 14 & 16. Two blocks east of Main St.

32 units. 10 with kitchenettes, gas range and Frigidaires. Tiled showers -- carpets -- air conditioning -- steam and hot air heat. Phone: 84.

Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Lowery, Owners.

E-13469

Teknitone Process By E. B. Thomas, Rt. 26, Cambridge 39, Massachusetts.

Post Card

[unreadable logo] [Gillette_Motel_Wyoming-1][Gillette_Motel_Wyoming-2]

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum says that S. M. Lowery was the owner of the Gillette Motel from 1949 to 1954.

Green Trim Court

Green Trim Court - Highway 59 - Gillette, Wyo. - Phone 530 Green Trim Court - Highway 59 - Gillette, Wyo. - Phone 530

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum believes Green Trim Court was about where Pat's Liquor is at now. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum believes Green Trim Court was about where Pat's Liquor is at now.

This side for correspondence. Post Card. This side for address. Place Stamp Here. National Press, Inc., North Chicago. [unreadable logo] 2. This side for correspondence. Post Card. This side for address. Place Stamp Here. National Press, Inc., North Chicago. [unreadable logo] 2. [Green_Trim]

Kola Motel

Kola Motel Kola Motel

Now the Kola Motel is a parking lot. Now the Kola Motel is a parking lot.

Kola Motel: Back Kola Motel: Back

Kola Motel

Deer and Antelope Hunters' paradise in center of town on Highways 14 and 16. Member A. M. H. A. [American Motor Hotel Association] P. O. Box 776, Tel. 107, Gillette, Wyoming.

Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyock, N. Y.

Place Stamp Here

Post Card

Published by R. Meline, Francis Drake Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn.

34968 [Kola_Motel]

The animals are pronghorn, not antelope.

Sands Motor Lodge

Several similar postcards were made with photos of Sands Motor Lodge also known simply as the Sands. The Sands is no longer around, but the building is still a motel and in 2018 is branded as the Rodeway Inn. Sadly, the later owners decided to paint over the nice brick and removed the sign. Both were examples of 1950s to 1960s architecture. It wasn't the prettiest building before, but it was different and it's frustrating to see owners make Gillette even uglier.

Sands Motor Lodge (1)

Sands Motor Lodge in its glory days. Sands Motor Lodge in its glory days.

Not only is the googie architecture sign gone, but so are all the good elements it had. The railing, brick, and paint design all ruined. Not only is the googie architecture sign gone, but so are all the good elements it had. The railing, brick, and paint design all ruined.

Sands Motor Lodge: Back Sands Motor Lodge: Back

The Best Western Hotels

Sands Motor Lodge U.S. Highways 14-16 And I-90 Gillette, Wyoming

AAA

56 air conditioned unites -- TV -- 24 hr. phones -- heated swimming pool -- convention and banquet facilities -- coffee shop -- dining room and lounge.

Phone: 682-9341

Don Diers, M. Photographer. Sheridan, Wyoming.

Photo by Don Diers, M. Photog

Post Card

Place Stamp Here

Henry McGrew Printing K. C. Mo.

62064 [Sands_Lodge-1]

Sands Motor Lodge (2)

Sands Motor Lodge: Front Sands Motor Lodge: Front

An example of motel googie architecture turned into whatever this is. Notice even the roof design on the rooms was removed. An example of motel googie architecture turned into whatever this is. Notice even the roof design on the rooms was removed.

Sands Motor Lodge: Back Sands Motor Lodge: Back

Sands Motor Lodge U.S. Highways 14-16 Gillette, Wyoming

56 air conditioned units -- TV -- 24 hr. phones -- heated swimming pool -- convention and banquet facilities -- coffee shop -- dining room and lounge.

Phone: 682-9341

Litho Henry McGrew Printing, K. C. B, Mo. [Kansas City, Missouri]

Place Stamp Here

Post Card

33848 [Sands_Lodge-2]

Sands Motor Lodge (3)

Sands Motor Lodge seen from Wyoming Highway 14 and 16. Sands Motor Lodge seen from Wyoming Highway 14 and 16.

Good job to the people who destroyed the googie architecture and painted the brick exterior many years ago. Rodeway Inn kept the tradition with that terrible beige color. Good job to the people who destroyed the googie architecture and painted the brick exterior many years ago. Rodeway Inn kept the tradition with that terrible beige color.

Sands Motor Lodge: Back Sands Motor Lodge: Back

Sands Motor Lodge: Back Sands Motor Lodge: Back

861

Gillette, Wyoming, "The Home of the Antelope," boasts well over 6,000 population. The natural resources of coal and oil and many large cattle and sheep ranches keep this little town bustling. Gillette is famous for its antelope and deer hunting, along with that, the fisherman will find a delight. Many fine restaurants and motels, city park, swimming pool and campground accomodate guests.

Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming

Post Card

J1918 Photo by Art Dexter

[unreadable logo] [Sands_Lodge-3-1][Sands_Lodge-3-2][Sands_Lodge-3-3]

Sands Motor Lodge (pool)

Sands Motor Lodge Sands Motor Lodge

Sands Motor Lodge: Back Sands Motor Lodge: Back

The Best Western Hotels

Sands Motor Lodge U.S. Highways 14-16 And I-90 Gillette, Wyoming

AAA

56 air conditioned unites -- TV -- 24 hr. phones -- heated swimming pool -- convention and banquet facilities -- coffee shop -- dining room and lounge.

Phone: 682-9341

Don Diers, M. Photographer. Sheridan, Wyoming.

Photo by Don Diers, M. Photog

Post Card

Place Stamp Here

Henry McGrew Printing K. C. Mo.

63064 [Sands_Pool]

Spur Motel

Spur Motel Spur Motel

Spur Motel: Back Spur Motel: Back

American Motor Hotel Association AMHA

Spur Motel

23 Units - Air Conditioned, Kitchenettes Tubs and Showers Located on Highways U.S. 14 & 16 West Side of Town -- Phone 682-3181 Gillette, Wyoming

Published by Playgrounds of the Rockies, P.O. Box 145, Aurora, Colorado.

Post Card

95851-B

Made By Dexter Press, Inc. West Myack, New York [Spur_Motel]

Triangle Motor Lodge

Triangle Motor Lodge--Highways 14 & 16--Gillette, Wyo. Triangle Motor Lodge--Highways 14 & 16--Gillette, Wyo.

Hot Water Heat--Air Conditioning. Just a day's drive to Yellowstone Park. Home of the Antelope Hunt. Telephone MU 2-4793. Mrs. S. M. Lowery (Owner). 19-11 Hot Water Heat--Air Conditioning. Just a day's drive to Yellowstone Park. Home of the Antelope Hunt. Telephone MU 2-4793. Mrs. S. M. Lowery (Owner). 19-11 [Triangle_Motor]

Western Motel

Western Motel Western Motel

The Western Motel was a silly gimmick, but I'll take it any day over the urban decay. The Western Motel was a silly gimmick, but I'll take it any day over the urban decay.

Western Motel: Back Western Motel: Back

Western Motel: Back Western Motel: Back

Western Motel U.S. Highways 14 and 16 and Interstate 90 Gillette, Wyoming

23 Air Conditioned Units, Hot Water Heat, 24 Hour Phones, Ice, Heated Swimming Pool. Free Cable TV In Every Room.

Phone (307) 682-4744

Post Card Rate Stamp

Post Card

Don Diers' Sheridan, Wyoming.

Photo by Don Diers, M. Photo.

McGrew Color Graphics

Kansas City, Mo 64108

611509 [Western_Motel_1][Western_Motel_2]

The Wyoming Motel

The Wyoming Motel The Wyoming Motel

The Wyoming Motel is now the Mustang Motel. The Wyoming Motel is now the Mustang Motel.

The Wyoming Motel: Back The Wyoming Motel: Back

The Wyoming Motel: Back The Wyoming Motel: Back

For The Best In Western Hospitality The Wyoming Motel on U. S. Highway 14 and 16 in Gillette, Wyoming, with Room Phones, Tiled Tub and Shower Combination, and Free TV and Coffee. Stay with friendly Jim and Naomi Morrow, Phone 682-4785, Gillette, Wyoming.

Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming.

Post Card

J1765

Johnson Printing Inc.

Sun

Eau Claire, Wisconsin [Wyoming_Motel-1][Wyoming_Motel-2]

Gillette Avenue

What is now considered the historic downtown area on Gillette Avenue was the subject of many of the Gillette postcards especially before more hotels and motels were built on Highway 14/16.

Business Section of Gillette, Wyoming

Gillette Avenue looking south. Gillette Avenue looking south.

Business Section of Gillette, Wyoming: Back Business Section of Gillette, Wyoming: Back

Business Section of Gillette, Wyoming

Pop. 3,580. Elev. 4,544 ft [1,385 meters]. County Seat of Campbell County and trading center of one of Wyoming's largest ranching areas. Also the center of hunting.

Place Stamp Here

Post Card

Address

Noble Postcards, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

C-24047 [Business_Section]

The population of Gillette was 3,580 in 1960 [Gillette_Census], though the red license plates give away the year as probably 1961. The elevation is now measured at 4,554 ft [1,388 meters] which is a little higher than the card says. The photo is taken near the end of Gillette Avenue looking south.

Gillette Ave., Looking North, Gillette, Wyo.

Gillette Ave., Looking North Gillette Ave., Looking North

Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan. Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan. Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium.

Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan. Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan. Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. [Looking_North]

Gillette Ave., Looking South, Gillette, Wyo.

Gillette Ave., Looking South Gillette Ave., Looking South

Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan, Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan, Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. [Looking_South]

Gillette Avenue Gillette, Wyoming

Gillette Ave. Gillette, Wyoming. Gillette Photo. T-164 Gillette Ave. Gillette, Wyoming. Gillette Photo. T-164

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. [Gillette_Ave_Card-1]

I find it interesting that the photo is shifted so far to the right compared to the other one. I find it interesting that the photo is shifted so far to the right compared to the other one.

The card is post dated 1951, though the Campbell County Rockpile Museum believes the photo was taken around 1946. The card is post dated 1951, though the Campbell County Rockpile Museum believes the photo was taken around 1946. [Gillette_Ave_Card-2]

Gillette Garage Fire

Gillette Garage Fire Gillette Garage Fire

Post Card. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Correspondence. Name and Address Here. Post Card. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Correspondence. Name and Address Here. [Gillette_Fire]

Gillette Garage Fire

Gillette Garage Fire Gillette Garage Fire

Post Card. A Z O. Correspondence. Name and Address Here. Post Card. A Z O. Correspondence. Name and Address Here. [Gillette_Garage]

Gillette, Wyoming

Gillette, Wyoming Gillette, Wyoming

The same area in 2018. The same area in 2018.

Photo Post Card. Address. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. Photo Post Card. Address. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. [Gillette_Photo_Card]

Gillette, Wyoming (Campbell County Courthouse)

Gillette, Wyoming Gillette, Wyoming

Photo post card. Address. Photo post card. Address. [Gillette_Courthouse]

Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope"

Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope" Looking north on Gillette Avenue. Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope" Looking north on Gillette Avenue.

Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope" - Back Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope" - Back

Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope" - Back Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope" - Back

862

Gillette, Wyoming, "The Home of the Antelope," is on a direct route between the beautiful Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park. It is the seat of Campbell County which is rich in coal, uranium and bentonite mining, and oil production. It is, and always has been, primarily a ranching community producing highest quality market and feeder cattle and sheep.

J1919 Photo by Art Dexter

Post Card

Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming.

Johnson Printing Inc.

Sun

Eau Claire, Wisconsin [Gillette_Antelope-1][Gillette_Antelope-2]

A common misconception is the animals in and around Gillette are antelope when they are pronghorn. Gillette is now a coal mining town with a little ranching on the side. There is little to no uranium mining happening in the area today.

Looking South on Gillette Ave, Gillette, Wyo.

Looking South on Gillette Ave, Gillette, Wyo. Looking South on Gillette Ave, Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. This side may be used for correspondence. This side for address only. Published by Chas. E. Morris Company, Chinook, Montana Series 180. Post Card. This side may be used for correspondence. This side for address only. Published by Chas. E. Morris Company, Chinook, Montana Series 180. [Looking_South_Gillette-1914]

Main St. Gillette, Wyo.

Main St. Gillette, Wyo. Main St. Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. Message. Address. Post Card. Message. Address. [Postcard-Main_St]

Main Street Gillette, Wyo.

Main Street Gillette, Wyoming. O'Neill Photo Company. Main Street Gillette, Wyoming. O'Neill Photo Company.

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. [Main_Street_Gillette]

Main Street - Gillette, Wyo.

Main Street - Gillette, Wyo. Photo - Melody Mart Main Street - Gillette, Wyo. Photo - Melody Mart

Post Card. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Correspondence. Address. Post Card. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Correspondence. Address. [Main_Street-Gillette]

Main Street Looking South - Gillette, Wyo

Main Street Looking South - Gillette, Wyo Main Street Looking South - Gillette, Wyo

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. [Main_Street-South]

Public School, Gillette, Wyo.

Public School, Gillette, Wyo. Public School, Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. For Correspondence Only. For Address Only. Published by M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company, Topeka, Kansas. Post Card. For Correspondence Only. For Address Only. Published by M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company, Topeka, Kansas. [Public_School]

Street Scene Gillette, Wyo.

Street Scene Gillette, Wyo. Street Scene Gillette, Wyo.

Hand-Colored Post Card. Published by W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. Post Card of Quality-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.- Hand-Colored Post Card. Published by W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. Post Card of Quality-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.- [Postcard-Street_Scene_Wyo]

Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming (1)

Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming

Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Handcolored Post Card.

Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Handcolored Post Card. [Street_Scene-1-1][Street_Scene-1-2]

Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming (2)

Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming

Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. [Street_Scene-2-1][Street_Scene-2-2]

String Team - Gillette, Wyo.

String Team - Gillette, Wyo. Photo Melody Mart. String Team - Gillette, Wyo. Photo Melody Mart.

Postcard. Correspondence. Address. Postcard. Correspondence. Address. [String_Team]

Untitled (Blizzard of 1922)

After blizzard of 1922 After blizzard of 1922

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. [Blizzard_1922]

West Side, Gillette Ave., Gillette, Wyo.

West Side, Gillette Ave., Gillette, Wyo. West Side, Gillette Ave., Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan, Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. Post Card. This space can be used for a written message using one cent stamp. Published for P. C. Duncan, Jeweler Gillette, Wyo. Printed in Belgium. [West_Side-1]

West Side - Gillette Ave - Gillette, Wyo.

West Side - Gillette Ave - Gillette, Wyo. West Side - Gillette Ave - Gillette, Wyo.

Photo Post Card. Address. Photo Post Card. Address. [West_Side-2]

Gillette Grade School

The building was previously the Campbell County High School and now it is Twin Spruce Junior High School.

Campbell County High School

Campbell County High School Campbell County High School

Campbell County High School: Back Campbell County High School: Back

Campbell County High School, Gillette, Wyo. Building has eleven recitation rooms, one large study hall, domestic science, sewing and manual training rooms, gymnasium and auditorium. Steam heated, automatic ventilation modern plumbing and fire-proof stairs and hall ways. Built of concrete and brick and covers 14,000 square feet [4,267.2 square meters] of ground, cost $110,000 [$1,533,572.07 in March 2018].

Randall & Jordon Architects

(Published by Dick Stone, Gillette, Wyo.)

Post Card [CCHS_Card]

Gillette Grade School

Gillette Grade School Gillette, Wyo. O'Niell Photo Co Gillette Grade School Gillette, Wyo. O'Niell Photo Co

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. [Gillette_School]

Grade School Gillette, Wyoming

Grade School Gillette, Wyoming Grade School Gillette, Wyoming

Grade School Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published by Edelman's Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Grade School Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published by Edelman's Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. [Grade_School]

High School Gillette, Wyoming

High School Gillette, Wyoming High School Gillette, Wyoming

High School Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published by Edelman's Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. High School Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published by Edelman's Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. [High_School_Card]

Goings Postcards

The Goings building on Gillette Avenue still exists, but the business is long gone. Today it is the Railyard. Many years ago inside the Goings was the Sage Cafe.

Goings Hotel - Gillette, Wyoming

Goings Hotel - Gillette, Wyoming Goings Hotel - Gillette, Wyoming

The Goings Hotel is now the Railyard. Surprisingly the new look is better than the old one. Gone is the tacky lighted sign on the roof and painted advertisement on the side. The Goings Hotel is now the Railyard. Surprisingly the new look is better than the old one. Gone is the tacky lighted sign on the roof and painted advertisement on the side.

Photo Post Card. Address. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. Photo Post Card. Address. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. [Goings_Hotel]

Sage Cafe, Gillette, Wyo

Sage Cafe, Gillette, Wyo Sage Cafe, Gillette, Wyo [Sage_Cafe]

Train Depot Postcards

B-N Depot 1980 Gillette, Wyoming

B-N Depot 1980 Gillette, Wyoming B-N Depot 1980 Gillette, Wyoming

Photo Post Card. Address. Place Stamp Here. Photo Post Card. Address. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. [B_N_Depot]

Burlington Depot and Lunch Room, Gillette, Wyo.

Burlington Depot and Lunch Room, Gillette, Wyo. Burlington Depot and Lunch Room, Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. This side may be used for correspondence. This side for address only. Published by Chas. E. Morris Company, Chinook, Montana Series 180 Post Card. This side may be used for correspondence. This side for address only. Published by Chas. E. Morris Company, Chinook, Montana Series 180 [Burlington_Depot]

Gillette, Wy - Depot at Right

Gillette, Wy - Depot at Right Gillette, Wy - Depot at Right [Gillette_Depot]

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. [Gillette_Depot]

At first it seems the only way to know if this is Gillette is by comparing it to old photos, but if you look closely you can see the building does say Gillette on it.

View of Gillette

Aeroplane View. Gillette, Wyo.

Aeroplane View. Gillette, Wyo. Aeroplane View. Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Correspondence. Address. Post Card. A Z O. Place Stamp Here. Correspondence. Address. [Aeroplane_Wyo]

Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming.

Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming. Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming.

Not sure why this card has a different back than the one from the museum. Not sure why this card has a different back than the one from the museum. [Aeroplane_View-1]

Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming. Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming.

Same postcard on the front, but this one had a different back side. Same postcard on the front, but this one had a different back side. [Aeroplane_View-2]

Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming. Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming.

Post Card Post Card [Aeroplane_View-3]

Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo.

B2104 Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo. B2104 Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. For correspondence only. For address only. Mfgd. by M. L. Post Card. For correspondence only. For address only. Mfgd. by M. L. [unreadable] Co., Topeka, Kansas. [Birds-Eye_View-1]

B2104 Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo. B2104 Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. For correspondence only. For address only. Mfgd. by M. L. Post Card. For correspondence only. For address only. Mfgd. by M. L. [unreadable] Co., Topeka, Kansas. [Birds-Eye_View-2]

Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake.

Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake. Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake.

Post Card. A Z O. Place stamp here. Correspondence here. Name and address here. Post Card. A Z O. Place stamp here. Correspondence here. Name and address here. [Looking_Lake-1]

Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake. Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake.

Post Card. A Z O. Place stamp here. Correspondence here. Name and address here. Post Card. A Z O. Place stamp here. Correspondence here. Name and address here. [Looking_Lake-2]

The lake in the background is Burlington Lake.

Wyodak Postcards

Today Wyodak is an unincorporated community that includes Wyodak Power Plant. North of the plant is Wyodak Mine. Several postcards feature the mining operations there.

The Wyodak Coal Mine

The Wyodak Coal Mine The Wyodak Coal Mine

The Wyodak Coal Mine: Back The Wyodak Coal Mine: Back

863

The Wyodak Coal Mine along U.S. Highway 14-16 and Interstate 90, and east of Gillette, Wyoming, 6 miles is the largest strip coal mine in the world, and has long been a major industry in Campbell County. Black Hills Power & Light Company's electrical generating plant supplies electrical power to Gillette, and a 3 county R.E.A. line area.

Post Card

Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming

J1920 Photo by Art Dexter

Johnson Printing Inc.

Sun

Eau Claire, Wisconsin [Wyodak_Highway]

Wyodak Coal Mine - Largest of its Kind

Wyodak Coal Mine - Largest of its Kind Wyodak Coal Mine - Largest of its Kind

Wyodak Coal Mine - Largest of its Kind. Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Wyodak Coal Mine - Largest of its Kind. Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards-The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. [Wyodak_Largest]

The Wyodak Mine today is one of the smaller coal mines in the county.

Wyodak Coal Mine, Gillette, Wyoming

Wyodak Coal Mine, Gillette, Wyoming "Largest Open Strip Mine in the World" Wyodak Coal Mine, Gillette, Wyoming "Largest Open Strip Mine in the World"

Post Card. Place One Cent Stamp Here. Distributed by the Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.). Post Card. Place One Cent Stamp Here. Distributed by the Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.). [Wyodak_Mine]

Wyodak Mine is no longer the largest open-pit mine in Campbell County, much less the world.

Wyodak Coal Mine

Wyodak Resources Development Corp. Wyodak Coal. Lump-Stoker. Open 24 hrs. Closed Sundays & Holidays. Wyodak Resources Development Corp. Wyodak Coal. Lump-Stoker. Open 24 hrs. Closed Sundays & Holidays.

Wyodak Coal Mine: Back Wyodak Coal Mine: Back

851 Wyodak Coal Mine, is six miles [9.65 kilometers] east of Gillette, Wyoming. The open pit mine is the largest known lignite deposit in the world, and has long been a major industry in Campbell County. Black Hills Power & Light Company's electrical generating plant supplies electrical energy to Gillette and R.E.A. lines extending over a three-county area.

Post Card

Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming

J1916 Photo by Art Dexter

[unreadable logo] [Wyodak_Coal-1][Wyodak_Coal-2]

Other Postcards

Airplane View of Gillette, Wyoming

The large building center bottom is now Twin Spruce Junior High School. The two streets going south to north are Gillette Avenue and Warren Avenue. The large building center bottom is now Twin Spruce Junior High School. The two streets going south to north are Gillette Avenue and Warren Avenue.

Airplane View of Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Airplane View of Gillette, Wyoming. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest American made view post cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. [Airplane_View]

Bird's Eye View, Gillette, Wyo.

Bird's Eye View, Gillette, Wyo. Bird's Eye View, Gillette, Wyo.

This space for writing messages. R[?]-10538. Post Card. This space for address only. [unreadable logo] This space for writing messages. R[?]-10538. Post Card. This space for address only. [unreadable logo] [Bird-Eye_View]

Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyo.

Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyo. Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyo. [Birdseye_County]

Birdseye View - Gillette, Wyoming.

2. Birdseye View - Gillette, Wyoming. 2. Birdseye View - Gillette, Wyoming.

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. [Birdseye_View]

Burlington Lake Gillette, Wyo.

Burlington Lake Gillette, Wyo. V-1428 Burlington Lake Gillette, Wyo. V-1428

[unreadable] Company Post Cards [unreadable]. Post Card. Genuine Photograph. Co - Mo Quality. [unreadable] Company Post Cards [unreadable]. Post Card. Genuine Photograph. Co - Mo Quality. [Burlington_Gillette]

The auction listing said the writing is in Esperanto which is an artificially constructed language.

If I took a photo of where the postcard was taken it would be nothing but trees. Here is a different view of Burlington Lake. If I took a photo of where the postcard was taken it would be nothing but trees. Here is a different view of Burlington Lake.

The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming

The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming

The Corner Drug Store is now Pat's Hallmark. The alterations have damaged the look of the building, but it could be restored. The Corner Drug Store is now Pat's Hallmark. The alterations have damaged the look of the building, but it could be restored.

Post Card. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.). Post Card. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.).

Post Card. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.). Post Card. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.).

Post Card. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.). Post Card. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curteich-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.). [Corner_Drug-1][Corner_Drug-2][Corner_Drug-3]

Edelman Drug Co.

Edelman Drug Company Edelman Drug Company

Edelman Drug Company is now Pat's Hallmark. Edelman Drug Company is now Pat's Hallmark.

Edelman Drug Company on Highway 14 - 16. Gillette, Wyoming. Post Card. Place Stamp Here. Published by Raymond Meline, Francis Drake Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 63007-8. Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, New York. Edelman Drug Company on Highway 14 - 16. Gillette, Wyoming. Post Card. Place Stamp Here. Published by Raymond Meline, Francis Drake Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 63007-8. Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, New York. [Edelman_Drug]

Gillette, Wyo.

Gillette, Wyo. Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. Correspondence. Address. Post Card. Correspondence. Address. [Gillette_Wyo_Card]

Greetings From Gillette, Wyo.

Greetings From Gillette, Wyo. Greetings From Gillette, Wyo.

Post Card. Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N. Y. Dexter Repro Rights. S30051-B. Post Card. Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N. Y. Dexter Repro Rights. S30051-B. [Greetings_From]

Presbyterian Church - Gillette, Wyo.

Presbyterian Church - Gillette, Wyo. Presbyterian Church - Gillette, Wyo.

Photo Post Card. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. Address. Photo Post Card. Kodak Paper. Place Stamp Here. Address. [Presbyterian_Church]

Welcome to Gillette

Welcome to Gillette. Pop. 6011 Elev. 4550. The Home Of The Antelope Roundup. Rotary International. Meets Tue's 6:30 P.M. Sands Cafe. Lions International. Meets Wed. Noon. Stockmans Cafe. Welcome to Gillette. Pop. 6011 Elev. 4550. The Home Of The Antelope Roundup. Rotary International. Meets Tue's 6:30 P.M. Sands Cafe. Lions International. Meets Wed. Noon. Stockmans Cafe.

855. Gillette, Wyoming, "The Home of the Antelope," boasts well over 6,000 population. The natural resources of coal and oil and many large cattle and sheep ranches keep this little town bustling. Gillette is famous for its antelope and deer hunting, along with that, the fisherman will find a delight. Many fine restaurants and motels, city park, swimming pool and campground accomodate guests. Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming. Post Card. J1917 Photo by Art Dexter. 855. Gillette, Wyoming, "The Home of the Antelope," boasts well over 6,000 population. The natural resources of coal and oil and many large cattle and sheep ranches keep this little town bustling. Gillette is famous for its antelope and deer hunting, along with that, the fisherman will find a delight. Many fine restaurants and motels, city park, swimming pool and campground accomodate guests. Published by D & G Enterprise, Emblem, Wyoming. Post Card. J1917 Photo by Art Dexter. [unreadable logo] [Welcome_Gillette-1][Welcome_Gillette-2]

The population of Gillette in 1960 was 3,580 and in 1970 it was 7,194 [Gillette_Census] which puts the card between those years. The elevation of Gillette is now measured a little higher than the card and is 4,554 feet [1,388 meters]. Another correction is the animals are pronghorn not antelope.

"Where the Antelope Roam", Gillette, Wyoming

'Where the Antelope Roam', Gillette, Wyoming. 7B-H1176 'Where the Antelope Roam', Gillette, Wyoming. 7B-H1176

Post Card. Place one cent stamp here. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curtech-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' post card (Reg U.S. Pat. Off.) Post Card. Place one cent stamp here. Distributed by The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyo. Genuine Curtech-Chicago ''C.T. Art-Colortone'' post card (Reg U.S. Pat. Off.) [Antelope_Roam-1][Antelope_Roam-2]

Where the pronghorn roam just doesn't have the same ring to it.

White Face Cattle Gillette, Wyoming

White Face Cattle. Gillette, Wyoming. White Face Cattle. Gillette, Wyoming.

Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest made view post cards - The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Handcolored Post Card. Published for W. H. Edelman, Jr., Gillette, Wyoming. The finest made view post cards - The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. [White_Face]

Press Releases

Photos From President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's Visit to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

The White House released this press release about President of the United States Donald Trump visiting victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit with patient Clint Burton of Gillette, Wyoming, and members of his family, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, who was injured in the mass shooting, Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gillette [mistake, Clint Burton] was aided by his son, Bayelee, right, at the scene, who had taken a CPR class the day before the shooting. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Burton family meeting Trump family Burton family meeting Trump family [Trump_Vegas-2017]

The article mistakenly calls Clint Burton by the name Gillette. That is where he is from, not his name.

QSL Cards

Much of this list is either dry genealogy, happy mentions in magazines, or lengthy local history, but not the QSL cards. They are used to confirm communication, when to receive a broadcast, well wishing after communication, or doubling as a business card. During the 1970s CB (citizens band) radio was wildly popular. Many of the amateur cards from that time were edgy and adult. The Gillette related cards are tame by comparison.

QSL cards contain a bit of jargon and slang. The numbers 73 was a telegram code for my compliments or best regards. On CB 88 was used later as love and kisses. On QSL cards it was sometimes shortened to 3s and 8s. It wasn't necessary to make it plural as it was already plural. All 23 means all 23 channels. The number of CB channels was expanded from 23 to 40 in 1977.

Boots and Little Boots

Boots and Little Boots 73's & 88's KIQ-3382. Razor City, Gillette, Wyo 82716. Boots. Little Boots. Monitor [Channel] 19 [27.18500 MHz]. All 23 Chs. 73's 88's. [Boots_Little]

Channel 19 was used by truckers on highways going east and west.

Honda Man & Honda Honey

Honda Man & Honda Honey 3's & 8's Honda Man & Honda Honey. Rick & Judy Reed. 3s & 8's. KABF 3455. Monitor [Channel] 11 [27.085 MHz]. Bleed All 23. Gillette Wyoming 82716. MT 164 [Honda_Man]

Channel 11 had no specific use.

Television

Crime Story Shows

Cold Case Files

The Killer's Tattoo

Robert William Greer Jr. was a career criminal who stole the identity of Terry Green and Michael Bertinot. In 1988 while pretending to be Green he strangled a gay man named John Dobbs in Saginaw, Texas with a telephone cord.

Gillette, WY October 1997. For three years Patricia Hackett's mother was married to a man who worked as a mechanic in Gillette, Wyoming and called himself Mike Bertinot. But no one in Patricia's family knew was that the real Michael Bertinot had never set foot in Gillette and that the man they knew was a fake.

The United States Internal Revenue Service contacted Greer's stepdaughter Patricia Hackett in October 1997 while investigating a fraud claim by the real Michael Bertinot. She said her mother was married for 3 years to Greer and he worked as a mechanic in Gillette. Two years earlier (around 1995) he went fishing and disappeared. They never saw him again. Hackett's description of his tattoo of three roses with the name Phyllis on his left shoulder would later help capture him.

Investigators believe Greer was raped while in prison years earlier. Dobbs, the man he was staying with was gay and they assume he made a pass at Greer causing him to murder Dobbs in a fit of rage. Greer plead guilty to that murder and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. He was captured at 51 years old in 1999 so it's possible he is out of prison now if he is still alive. [Cold_Case-Tattoo-2004]

If you don't know already the town shown in the video is not Gillette. I assume it is wherever Hackett was living at in 2001 when this was filmed. The picture of Greer as a mechanic could likely be in Gillette. If you took your car to get worked on in Gillette from around 1993-1995 a murderer may have worked on it.

The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. dramatized FBI cases and aired 1965-1974.

How To Murder An Iron Horse

In the background a train depot says Gillette on it. None of the characters mention Gillette and the story has nothing to do with it. The Campbell County Rockpile Museum has a large clear photo of the set.

It really does say Gillette Wyo on the building. It really does say Gillette Wyo on the building. [FBI-Iron_Horse-1965]

The real Gillette train depot around 1911 The real Gillette train depot around 1911 [Burlington_Depot]

Murderous Affairs

Turmoil

The second half of the episode is a dramatization of the Trover murder case. Cheryl Trover a math teacher at Campbell County High School was having an affair with the principal John Riley. Instead of divorcing her husband she created an elaborate lie taking months to unfold and at the end she kidnapped her own children, murdered her husband, burned her own truck, and claimed she was attacked. Once police saw through her lies Trover killed herself before she could be arrested.

The police patch looks modified and even then it is the wrong city. Of course who would even notice this? The police patch looks modified and even then it is the wrong city. Of course who would even notice this?

These dramatizations are always a rough idea of what happened. Parts of the story are left out or changed to fit the filming location, weather, and actors available.

An emergency room entrance to a hospital dramatized as Campbell County Memorial Hospital. An emergency room entrance to a hospital dramatized as Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

The real emergency room entrance at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in 2018 The real emergency room entrance at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in 2018

The episode misses several details such as not telling the murder happened in 1998 or vaguely referencing the Gillette Police Department, Eagle Butte Mine, Campbell County High School, Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

The Filmore, California police station dramatized as Gillette The Filmore, California police station dramatized as Gillette

The real Gillette Police Department The real Gillette Police Department

Dramatized house of the Trover family Dramatized house of the Trover family

According to property records and news reports this is the real Trover family house. It has changed hands several times since the murder. Do the current owners know what happened? According to property records and news reports this is the real Trover family house. It has changed hands several times since the murder. Do the current owners know what happened?

Dramatized house of John Riley. If only houses in Gillette were this nice. Dramatized house of John Riley. If only houses in Gillette were this nice.

That's a lot of blood and it was all over the walls and downstairs area as well. If you look closely you can see bloody footprints too. That's a lot of blood and it was all over the walls and downstairs area as well. If you look closely you can see bloody footprints too. [Murderous_Affairs-Turmoil-2016]

Redrum

School House Rocked

Dramatized version of the Trover murder. Cheryl Trover a math teacher at Campbell County High School was having an affair with the principal John Riley. Instead of divorcing her husband she created an elaborate lie taking months to unfold and at the end she kidnapped her own children, murdered her husband, burned her own truck, and claimed she was attacked. Once police saw through her lies Trover killed herself before she could be arrested.

The county number on the plate looks like 11 which is Park County. Campbell County is 17, but at least they used Wyoming plates. The county number on the plate looks like 11 which is Park County. Campbell County is 17, but at least they used Wyoming plates. [Redrum-School-2015]

There are several mistakes in the episode, though this is common for dramatizations which change details to work around limitations.

Fiction Shows

Dark Angel

Dark Angel is a cyberpunk show from 2000 set in 2019 in Seattle, Washington about genetically engineered children who escaped a lab called Manticore in Gillette. After their escape an electromagnetic pulse weapon is set off and wipes all the computers in an incident called The Pulse. The show lasted 2 seasons and there was several books, trading cards, toys, and even fan fiction based on it. Nearly every episode references Manticore, but only a few specifically mention Gillette.

Pilot

Genetically engineered kids attempt to escape a secret government lab in Gillette.

The commentary track on the DVD said the escape scene was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Obviously Gillette does not have a secret government lab in a forest. That would require Gillette to have trees. I read the movie Hitman reused the footage of the children escaping, but that movie has nothing to do with Gillette.

The main character works with a private investigator to research her past.

Vogelsang: Guy says he made the trade in Gillette, Wyoming, in the fall of 2009.

Max: But nothing on Hannah?

Vogelsang: A nuclear airburst wipes out every record of every kind of computer east of the Rockies, and you want me to find a woman that you met when you were nine. [Dark_Angel-Pilot-2003]

Game Shows

It Takes a Church

It Takes a Church is a dating game show where contestants are nominated by matchmakers in their church to compete for a date. Each episode is filmed at a different church across the United States.

Never Been Wooed Before

Despite what the Visitor Center, Chamber of Commerce, TV writers, or anyone else says Devils Tower is not in, near, or right outside of Gillette. Despite what the Visitor Center, Chamber of Commerce, TV writers, or anyone else says Devils Tower is not in, near, or right outside of Gillette.

Things started poorly when the host Natalie Grant stood in front of Devils Tower said she was right outside of Gillette. I don't think over an hour drive and a few towns over is right outside of Gillette. Devils Tower isn't even in the same county as Gillette. It doesn't get any better after this.

Anna Laakso at New Life Wesleyan Church in Gillette was the person looking for a date this episode. Laakso said she wanted to meet a new man not in her social circle. She had been in abusive relationships and wanted a good Christian man this time.

After Laakso gave an emotional monologue the matchmakers stood up and presented the men they wanted her to date. After all the potential dates briefly spoke or in the case of Kevin made a joke that became the title of the episode the congregation voted for Mike, Kevin, Tanner Lynde, and Josh.

It Takes a Church must have been a low budget production because the various trials the men go through were cheap and boring. The editing was done in the style of reality shows which means things were probably taken out of context.

After some drama, debating, interviews, and reality show style tense moments Laakso picked Tanner Lynde. Lynde was nervous because he wanted to date Laakso for several months and prayed about it often. He posted on Facebook that he and Laakso broke up shortly after the show. It seems it will take more than a church.

Gillette is shown in brief flashes, but never talked about in detail. Everyone on the show except the host lived in Gillette or visited regularly. I would say it was entirely filmed in Gillette as well, but there was the Devils Tower scene.

I'm impressed how good this shot of New Life Wesleyan Church is. The building is a generic undecorated block that is one step above brutalist architecture. I'm impressed how good this shot of New Life Wesleyan Church is. The building is a generic undecorated block that is one step above brutalist architecture.

Let's design a church. Think of a beautiful country church with its bell tower, a gothic cathedral, or even the replica Borgun Stave Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. Now throw all that away and make a near windowless box and attach an office tumor to it. Let's design a church. Think of a beautiful country church with its bell tower, a gothic cathedral, or even the replica Borgun Stave Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. Now throw all that away and make a near windowless box and attach an office tumor to it.

I don't know why the episode shows only the top of the Campbell County War Memorial. I don't know why the episode shows only the top of the Campbell County War Memorial. [It_Takes_Church-Wooed-2015]

The full Campbell County War Memorial in Lasting Legacy Park. The full Campbell County War Memorial in Lasting Legacy Park.

Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is a classic game show where contestants are given an answer and must respond with a matching question.

Season 7 Episode 91

This is Jeopardy! Now entering the studio are today's contestants. A dental hygienist from Gillette, Wyoming, Lorraine Miller.

The host Alex Trebek asks Miller about Gillette.

Alex Trebek: Welcome back. The first contestant we introduced on our program today is a dental hygienist. I want to make sure she checks me out. Her name is Lorraine Miller. Gillette, Wyoming.

Lorraine Miller: Yes.

Alex Trebek: Where exactly is Gillette?

Lorraine Miller: In northeastern Wyoming.

Alex Trebek: Is it pretty up there? It sounds like its surrounded beautiful country.

Lorraine Miller: We're near trees and mountains.

Alex Trebek: You're near trees and mountains? Are you from Wyoming originally?

Lorraine Miller: No, I'm a native of southern California.

Alex Trebek: Big change then for you.

Lorraine Miller: Really big.

Alex Trebek: Going from a very urban community to something that's more in -- oh I don't know -- more in what?

Lorraine Miller: More uncluttered.

Alex Trebek: More uncluttered. That's a good way to describe it. Alright, nice having you with us Lorraine. [Jeopardy-S7E91-1991]

This was Miller's only appearance because she lost with a score of $950 [$1,740.98 in November 2017]. Her 3rd place prize was a Maytag washer and dryer combo. I verified she really was a dental hygienist from Gillette. Other hygienists knew who she was. When Miller jokingly says we're near trees and mountains she is referring to Gillette being in the plains where there are no trees or mountains which is what people think of when they imagine Wyoming.

The Price is Right

Episode 2715K

Broadcasting live from Gillette, Wyoming. I tell you what ladies and gentlemen we are here for the fantastic national event. What event is that? The 80th birthday of Bob Barker's. Celebrating 47 years in television and over 30 years on The Price is Right. From Gillette, Wyoming happy 80th birthday Bob. [Price_Right-2715K-2003]

I think the man speaking is or was a local radio host.

News

Nonfiction Shows

American Graduate Day: 2015

American Graduate Day is a lengthy broadcast about issues in education. Between interviews and discussions it showcases people that are special. One of those people was Bertine Bahige a teacher at Campbell County High School. Staff and students tell how he reached students and changed their lives.

The building with the slide is the Campbell County Recreation Center and the other large building on the right is now Thunder Basin High School. The building with the slide is the Campbell County Recreation Center and the other large building on the right is now Thunder Basin High School.

Bertine Bahige. Math Teacher, Campbell County High School. American Graduate Champion. Bertine Bahige. Math Teacher, Campbell County High School. American Graduate Champion. [Graduate_Day-2015]

Bahige said he from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was captured and forced to become child soldier in the war. That was the First Congo War which was sparked by the Rwandian genocide of Tutsis by the Hutus. The Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa was called Zaire at the time and was renamed because of the war.

Bahige never talked about his role in the war in this or his other interviews, only that he was captured as a child and was forced to be a soldier or be killed. Both the Hutus and Tutsis enslaved children as soldiers in their brutal fight. Besides all the regular brutalities of war some child soldiers were cannibals eating their enemies in magic rituals, raping and murdering other children, using cocaine, looting villages, and committing genocide.

Public Access Shows

With the advent of video sites such as YouTube public access is mostly dead today. Gillette Public Access Television still airs several shows and posts them online. A Gillette News-Record article from the early 2000s said they destroyed most of their back archives which makes getting older shows difficult.

And Karen Show

Karen Jenson and Shantell Shaw (Pinky) made a previous show called the Pinky and Karen Show. After Shaw left Jenson continued with this spinoff. It's a comedy variety show made in Gillette. The show was aired in the mid 2000s. The filming locations were Jenson's house, around Gillette, and probably inside the GPA-TV studio. I tried contacting Jenson through her current website and the old email address listed in the show, but I never got a response.

Episode 1

Karen Jenson goes to a school and the Avenues of Art downtown and on 4-J where she reviews some of the art.

Jenson with Samson by Benjamin Victor on 4-J Road Jenson with Samson by Benjamin Victor on 4-J Road [And_Karen-E1]

Though he no longer glistens, Samson by Benjamin Victor is clearly one of the best statues on the Avenues of Art. Though he no longer glistens, Samson by Benjamin Victor is clearly one of the best statues on the Avenues of Art.

Episode 2

Jenson at the CAM-PLEX hearing a man making fun of her hair. Jenson at the CAM-PLEX hearing a man making fun of her hair. [And_Karen-E2]

Karen Jenson talks about random things and goes to an RV rally at the CAM-PLEX. While there a man calls out sarcastically that he likes her hair. Age should be a sign of wisdom and power and baldness should be a sign of masculinity, though Jenson reminds us how society feels about the bald by ridiculing the man for not having hair. Remember that even God in the Bible punishes those who taunt the bald. See 2 Kings 2:23-24.

And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) native to the Middle East Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) native to the Middle East [Syrian_Bear]

Now where are those bears at?

Episode 5

Karen Jenson and her friends go to New York, New York. She must have loved it because she left Gillette and moved there years later.

Jenson having fun with a guest host after her trip. Jenson having fun with a guest host after her trip. [And_Karen-E5]

Episode 7

Karen Jenson and a guest spend most of the time in the studio. Jenson goes to the downtown area, Walgreens, and Cottonwood Park.

I'm here at the Cottonwood Park in the city of Gillette and I seem to be the only one who's noticed that this isn't a park. Nope. It's just really a drainage ditch. I'm not sure who wrote the grant to make this area into a park, but the grant givers you were cheated because all they did was buy this sign. Not a park. [And_Karen-E7]

Cottonwood Park in 2016 Cottonwood Park in 2016

Now several years later Cottonwood Park has more trees, a walking path, and some art, but there are much better parks than this one. The only activities it offers are walking or biking through it. It's too small to enjoy and too close to busy roads.

Episode 10

Karen Jenson performs skits with a few other people and goes to Hardware Hank and Walmart.

Jenson wondering why some self-checkouts are closed at Walmart. Jenson wondering why some self-checkouts are closed at Walmart. [And_Karen-E10]

This episode was recorded before Walmart was remodeled into a small supercenter. The machines shown were upgraded a few years ago.

If a self-checkout machine is off during the day it's usually because it ran out of money or rarely because it needs maintenance. At night the machines are off because there are few customers and the threat of theft.

Campbell County Connection

North by Northeast

Pinky and Karen Show

Shantell Shaw (Pinky) and Karen Jenson made this comedy show while they were Campbell County High School students. It was filmed in Gillette and was aired in the early 2000s on Gillette Public Access Television. There was a spinoff called And Karen Show when Pinky left.

Sports Shows

Professional Rough Stock

Buckin' Ball Part 1

Part of the Eight Seconds of Insanity rodeo with bareback riding, bull riding, and saddle bronc riding was filmed at the Wyoming Center. See part 2 for the final scores.

Gillette is briefly shown and barely talked about. The view is from the top floor at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Gillette is briefly shown and barely talked about. This view is from the top floor at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

The hospital expanded and the building now partially blocks the view. The window has blinds behind locked glass which is what that blur is at the bottom. The hospital expanded and the building now partially blocks the view. The window has blinds behind locked glass which is what that blur is at the bottom.

The Wyoming Center at the CAM-PLEX is where the rodeo takes places and was filmed at. The Wyoming Center at the CAM-PLEX is where the rodeo takes places and was filmed at. [Rough_Stock-Ball_1-2014]

The same area during the day. Nothing has changed since this was filmed. The same area during the day. Nothing has changed since this was filmed.

Buckin' Ball Part 2

Second half of the episode. See part 1 for more information. Final scores are below.

Erik Wolford having a great ride at the CAM-PLEX in Gillette. Some of the advertising in the background is for local businesses.

They had to show up in Gillette. They had to come cheer ol' Erik on and it's good to see them behind him, but look at this. That's a pretty bronc ride. Man, that's good. He's doing everything right, right there mechanically ain't he.

You bet, sure is and this is a good bronc to get on one that will make you let this kind of spur ride. [Rough_Stock-Ball_2-2014]

Bareback riding

Bull riding

Saddle bronc riding

Pure Hunting

Season 4 Episode 1 - Prong In The Rough

The host of the show Willi Schmidt is invited by Zach Dorr from Gillette to come hunt pronghorn near Gillette. A map held by Schmidt says Recluse [, Wyoming] on it. The episode only follows Schmidt because Dorr's wife went into labor. He manages to kill one pronghorn after some difficulty trying to find a good spot. There are a few brief shots of Gillette in the beginning.

Welcome to... One of several identical signs around Gillette. Welcome to... One of several identical signs around Gillette.

Schmidt meets Dorr behind Humphery's Bar & Grill Schmidt meets Dorr behind Humphery's Bar & Grill [Pure_Hunting-Pronghorn-2015]

Talk Shows

Dr. Phil

Former psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw was a recurring guest on the TV show Oprah before starting his own entertainment talk show. It mixes dramatic interviews and pop psychology in an attempt to solve the guests' problems.

Season 16 Episode 9 - Aftermath of an American Tragedy: Healing After the Horror in Vegas

Dr. Phil McGraw visited and interviewed victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. Clint Burton from Gillette was shot while taking photos for his music magazine and told McGraw what happened. If meeting Dr. Phil and being on TV wasn't enough President of the United States Donald Trump met with Burton on the same day.

Clint Burton telling Dr. Phil about how he was shot. His son is sitting next to him. Clint Burton telling Dr. Phil about how he was shot. His son is sitting next to him. [Dr_Phil-Tragedy-2017]

Larry King Live

A mix of interviews and TV call-in show, Lawrence Zeiger (Larry King) interviewed many guests over several decades.

The Best of Jay Leno

A compilation of of older interviews with Jay Leno. Includes a caller from Gillette in the Jay Leno Takes Over the 'Tonight Show' episode. See that entry for details. [Larry_King-Best-2001]

Jay Leno Takes Over the 'Tonight Show'

Lawrence Zeiger (Larry King) interviews Jay Leno who replaced the Tonight Show host Johnny Carson.

Caller from Gillette asks Jay Leno a question.

Larry King: Gillette, Wyoming for Jay Leno. Hello.

Caller: Hi, Larry and Jay.

Jay Leno: Hi.

Caller: Jay, I wanted to ask you, have you asked Johnny [Carson] to be on the show? And, if so, what's been the response?

Jay Leno: Oh, sure. You know, I think this, again, that's a tough -- not to speak for Johnny, but he's very good friends with David Letterman. He is very good friends with Chevy [Chase]. He plays cards with Chevy [Chase]. You know, everything is seen as politics. [...] [Larry_King-Leno-1993]

Leno and King talk about the unnamed woman's question for a while. Johnny Carson was host of the Tonight Show from 1962-1992 and Jay Leno from 1992-2009 and then again from 2010-2014 before being replaced permanently by Jimmy Fallon.

Trading Cards

The term trading cards brings up images of old baseball cards with a stick of gum. They are cards made of thick paper usually 2.5 x 3.5 inches [6.35 x 8.89 centimeters]. While the bulk of the cards are sports related it seems every TV and movie series also had their own set.

Dark Angel Premiere Series

In 2002 Topps released the Dark Angel Premiere Series which is a collectable trading card set based on the TV show Dark Angel. The full set of all cards and material available from the series was as follows.

Only these base cards reference Manticore which in the fictional world of Dark Angel is in Gillette. The city is never mentioned by name on the cards.

Card 21 is a screencap from the pilot. In the TV show it says "Gillette, Wyoming 2009" on the screen. Card 21 is a screencap from the pilot. In the TV show it says "Gillette, Wyoming 2009" on the screen. [Dark_Angel-Cards-2002]

Web Television

Chamber Chat

It seems this show was an experiment that was cancelled. The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce produced one episode then removed the video from YouTube.

Episode 1

The host of the only episode produced was Charlene Murdock the executive director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and she interviewed John McGuire the Director of Business Education at the Gillette College.

Charlene Murdock interviews John McGuire Charlene Murdock interviews John McGuire [Chamber_Chat-E1-2016]

National Finals Tonight

Season 9 Episode 1

Cassidy Kruse from Gillette is shown barrel racing in the first round of the 2015 National Finals Rodeo. Kruse finished in a quick 13.84 seconds. By comparison the fastest time in the National Finals Rodeo as of 2018 is only 13.11 seconds. Unfortunately the announcer forgot to say her name.

Barrel racing. We talked to this little girl - this little girl - young - after Baker day. I said first time are you ready? She said oh it's everything I ever thought about. Now it really is. She blasts them out of there. 13.84 tonight one of the only horses that hit the alley running wide open and left the alley running wide open. [National_Finals-S9E1-2015]

The Show Must Roll On

Episode 24 - KIDS JUMP SHOW !! BMX Riding at Campbell County Fair - Gillette, WY

Freestyle BMX or bicycle motorcross is an extreme sport where riders use a a bike to perform tricks sometimes involving ramps, bowls, or an urban environment. Dustin Grice and his crew are professional BMX riders who travel across the world to perform. They use a ramp to launch themselves into the air and do supermans, tailwhips, and a several other advanced tricks.

Grice recorded a vlog of their time in Gillette for the Campbell County Fair at the CAM-PLEX. It shows the setup, performance, and off time where they went to Walmart and ate at A&W and the Old Chicago restaurant.

The incredible superman The incredible superman

"Outside they're selling guns here in Wyoming. It's great." Grice is recording himself in the Walmart parking lot. [Roll_On-E24-2017]

I think people in Wyoming see owning and using guns as both a right and a cultural heritage. The climate on guns has changed so much in Gillette's history. I have read articles and books saying in the early days of Gillette guns were more common than men and the cowboys shot doorknobs on businesses for fun. For a long time schools taught the children how to use guns. Imagine what would happen if a school handed kids rifles today. Decades ago rifles were still visible in truck windows. Now Gillette has student protestors calling for more limitations on gun ownership.

Copyright

This book and my photos are licensed as WTFPL version 2. Quoted material, photos, and videos created by others are public domain, fair use, or have their license listed in the citation.

Notices

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Glossary

Bahige, Bertine
Was taken from his parents in Zaire and forced to become a child soldier during the first Congo War. Came to the United States as a refugee where he married and became a teacher in Gillette. Currently a principal at Rawhide Elementary School.

Barrel Racing
In professional rodeos barrel racing is a women's horse race to circle barrels as fast as possible. There are a variety of rules including a dress code. It takes only a few seconds for each contestant to finish the race.

Burlington Lake
Seasonal lake that was dredged to turn it into a permanent lake.

Campbell County High School
The only county high school until recently. It was at the end of Gillette Avenue where Twin Spruce Junior High School is and then moved to its current location on Camel Drive. Its mascot is a camel.

First Airplane Flight in Wyoming
During the 1911 Independance Day celebration daredevil George W. Thompson made the first flight in Wyoming. He flew a Mathewson Headless Biplane in Gillette for a crowd of thousands.

Gillette, Wyoming Population
1900 151; 1910 448; 1920 1,157; 1930 1,340; 1940 2,177; 1950 2,191; 1960 3,580; 1970 7,194; 1980 12,134; 1990 17,635; 2000 19,646; 2010 29,087

Montgomery, Roy
Ran the Pea Green brothel in Gillette in the early days. Was elected Mayor of Gillette and later convicted of white slavery. Eventually went on to become Mayor a second time.

White Eagle
White Eagle was a writer, poet, and cowboy. He was well known for being a full-blooded Sioux Indian and a deaf-mute. Though he was uneducated he wasn't dumb. White Eagle's real name was Shields Wright.

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25th Naval Construction Battalion: Pacific Diary. pages 108; 118. Lieutenant Commander George J. Whelan. 1946. https://books.google.com/books?id=gyMhFyaNsKYC

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"The Week's Work" in: Collier's. page 8. 1948-08-21. https://archive.org/details/colliers122julspri

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Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine. volume 32. number 3. Fall 1954. pages 208-209; 213; 222. 1954. https://archive.org/details/Fall_1954_Radio_Amateur_Callbook

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Yellowstone 1962. Rocky Mountain College. 1962. https://archive.org/details/yellowstonethe1962rock

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Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine. volume 41. number 2. Summer 1963. pages 374; 379; 381-382; 387-388; 397. 1963. https://archive.org/details/Summer_1963_Radio_Amateur_Callbook

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75th Anniversary 1891-1966 Gillette, Wyoming. 1966. https://web.archive.org/web/20180317034107/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trade-Deer-Token-GILLETTE-WYOMING-1891-1966-75th-ANNIVERSARY-SOUVENIR-1-2-BUCK-/391961824036?nma=true&si=xnUWg17CyPv6ZrBqv%252Bu1qIyuIw0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine. volume 44. number 1. Spring 1966. pages 364; 369; 372; 375-376; 383. 1966. https://archive.org/details/Spring_1966_Radio_Amateur_Callbook

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Adytum 68. page 152. Denison University. 1968. https://archive.org/details/adytum1968adyt

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Yellowstone '68. Associated Students of Rocky Mountain College. 1968. https://archive.org/details/yellowstonethe1968rock

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Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine. volume 47. number 3. Fall 1969. pages 402; 414; 426. 1969. https://archive.org/details/Fall_1969_Radio_Amateur_Callbook

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Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine. volume 48. number 1. Spring 1970. pages 408; 412; 421. 1970. https://archive.org/details/Spring_1970_Radio_Amateur_Callbook

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"Flying Mail: Cook Knight-Flat on His Aztec" in: Flying. volume 88. number 4. page 8. 1971-04. https://books.google.com/books?id=LU4OuZdV4kkC

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North Central Power Study: Report of Phase I: Study of Mine-Mouth Thermal Powerplants with Extra-High-Voltage Transmission for Delivery of Power to Load Centers. volume 1. prepared under Coordinating Committee North Central Power Study. 1971-10. https://archive.org/details/northcentralpowe1971unit

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"The Joke Page" in: The National Future Farmer. volume 21. number 5. page 44. 1973-06 to 1973-07. https://archive.org/stream/nationalfuturefa21573unse

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Yellowstone '75. page 11. Rocky Mountain College. 1975. https://archive.org/details/yellowstonethe1975rock

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The Yellowstone 1976. pages 16; 19; 42; 44. Rocky Mountain College. 1976. https://archive.org/details/yellowstonethe1976rock

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"Law Enforcement Continue to See UFOs" in: UFO Investigator. page 1. 1976-05. https://web.archive.org/web/20151205230623/http://www.cufos.org/UFOI_and_Selected_Documents/UFOI/122%20MAY%201976.pdf

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Yellowstone '77. pages 29; 34; 50; 52. Rocky Mountain College. 1977. https://archive.org/details/yellowstonethe1977rock

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"FFA in Action: The Heart of the Matter" in: The National Future Farmer. volume 25. number 3. page 50. 1977-02 to 1977-03. https://archive.org/details/nationalfuturefa253unse

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B-N Depot 1980 Gillette, Wyoming. 1980. https://web.archive.org/web/20180410154740/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-1980-Burlington-Railroad-Depot-Train-Station-RPPC-NOT-Repro/292517701408

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Wheeler-Dealer: The Game of Gillette Campbell County, Wyoming. Michael Glenn Productions. 1980. https://web.archive.org/web/20171107191847/https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Wheeler-Dealer-Board-Game-for-Gillette-Wyoming-by-Michael-Glenn-Prod/361721120939

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Yellowstone 1981. page 70. Rocky Mountain College. 1981. https://archive.org/details/yellowstonethe1981rock

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"Howard Odyssey" in: Sportsman Pilot. volume 2. number 4. Winter. pages 17-18. 1983. https://archive.org/details/19834

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"Contest Winners '83: The Saga Continues Lingering Limericks" in: Softalk. 3. page 4. 1983-06. https://archive.org/details/softalkv3n10jun1983

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"A Hot Day in San Jose" in: Softalk. volume 3. pages 6; 8. 1983-08. https://archive.org/details/softalkv3n12aug1983

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"Contest Winners" in: Softalk. volume 4. page 6. 1983-12. https://archive.org/details/softalkv4n04dec1983

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"Contest Winners: An Apple Awarded; A Trickster Treated" in: Softalk. volume 4. pages 10; 222. 1984-01. https://archive.org/details/softalkv4n05jan1984

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"The FFA News in Brief: Safety Awards Come to FFA" in: The National Future Farmer. volume 34. number 2. page 4. 1985-12 to 1986-01. https://archive.org/details/nationalfuturefa34286unse

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"Membership Contest Scoreboard" in: Scrip Talk. volume 16. number 134. 1989-04. https://archive.org/details/scriptalkapril1916n1nati

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"Fund Raisers in Action" in: FFA New Horizons. volume 39. number 6. page 42. 1990-08 to 1990-09. https://archive.org/details/ffanewhorizons3861990unse

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"Knights in the News: Fritchel Retires to Devote More Time to Composing" in: Wartburg. volume 9. number 2. Winter 1993. page 25. 1993. https://archive.org/details/wartburgmagazine09wart_0

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"FFA in Action: Iowa Ride'em Rodeo" in: FFA New Horizons. volume 42. number 2. page 36. 1993-11 to 1993-12. https://archive.org/details/ffanewhorizons4221993unse

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"Maximum Rocknroll Classifieds" in: Maximum Rocknroll Detective. number 143. 1995-04. https://archive.org/details/mrr_143

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"With the Classes" in: Delta State. volume 2. issue 2. page 26. 2002 Spring. https://archive.org/details/deltastatealum222002alum

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"Knights in Action: Knights Offer Prayers, Funds in 9-11 Aftermath" in: Columbia. volume 82. number 1. page 26. 2002-01. https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/01_2002

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"On the Record: Cessna P210N" in: Flying. volume 132. number 3. page 79. 2005-03. https://books.google.com/books?id=B5CYX76M6-YC

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"Friends in the News" in: The Friend. volume 38. number 9. page 44. 2008-09. https://archive.org/details/Friend_Magazine-2008-09

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"School House Rocked" in: Redrum. season 3. episode 13. Investigation Discovery. 2015-05-19.

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"Pushing Boundaries With All In" in: National Resource Defense Council Annual Report. 2017. page 41. 2018. https://issuu.com/nrdc/docs/nrdc_annual_report-all

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"The Journey of a Lifetime" in: Weight Watchers. 2018-01 to 2018-02. page 39. 2018-01.

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John Allen Campbell. around 1870. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Allen_Campbell.jpg

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George S. Curry. around 1890s. copyright public domain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_S._Curry.jpg

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"Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2010.023.0003. around 1903 to 1912. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/521BAE9D-EDA1-4D9B-ABEF-936733019900

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Gillette, Wyo. Looking North Toward Lake. around 1903 to 1912. https://web.archive.org/web/20181105024810/https://www.ebay.com/itm/RPPC-Town-Scene-GILLETTE-Wyoming-WY-Looking-Toward-Lake-1916-photo-postcard/332861679771

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Bryant B. Brooks. around 1905. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BryantBBrooks.jpg

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"Business on Gillette Avenue" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. around 1905 to 1910. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/F8E6B114-828A-441D-BEE4-262473733663

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Gillette Ave., Looking North, Gillette, Wyo. around 1907 to 1915. https://web.archive.org/web/20180126044240/https://www.ebay.com/itm/C-1910-Gillette-Avenue-looking-North-Wyoming-Duncan-postcard-12749/372018262666

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Gillette, Wy - Depot at Right. around 1907 to 1915. https://web.archive.org/web/20180306045006/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-WY-Railroad-Train-Depot-Wagons-Real-Photo-Postcard-RPPC-NOT-Repro-/292461059462?nma=true&si=B9NHX%252BFYXt1keCk1xOc9EKw%252FMxM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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"West Side, Gillette Ave., Gillette, Wyo." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2014.012.0001. P. C. Duncan. around 1908.

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Gillette Ave., Looking South, Gillette, Wyo. around 1909. https://web.archive.org/web/20180129073009/https://www.cardcow.com/112660/gillette-ave-looking-south/

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Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo. around 1910. https://web.archive.org/web/20180202050032/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Birds-eye-View-Gillette-Wyo-WY-RPPC-1911/222818721069

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"Birds-Eye View, Gillette, Wyo." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2008.004.0121. around 1910. https://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/2F28B2E3-BE84-4D52-A3F4-821912181798

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Burlington Lake Gillette, Wyo. around 1910s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180126012123/https://www.ebay.com/itm/old-esperanto-rppc-photo-postcard-burlington-lake-gillette-wyoming-horse-cowboy-/401433916671?nma=true&si=m7GhJZ2Fvgwfl3Fd20ViYy1KOJs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Burlington Depot and Lunch Room, Gillette, Wyo. Chas. E. Morriss Company. around 1911. https://web.archive.org/web/20180327150525/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Burlington-Depot-amp-Lunch-Room-Gillette-Wyoming-1911-Used-Railroad-Postcard-/202265187330?nma=true&si=XITgj10%252FDc43nML8XoP5AqP%252F%252FI8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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"Public School, Gillette, Wyo." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2010.002.0328. M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company. around 1913. https://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/4DAFF617-059D-4268-B23C-536104052430

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"The W M Underwood Family" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. around 1913 to 1915. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/BBD67476-44AF-4133-B5DE-536231685090

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Looking South on Gillette Ave, Gillette, Wyo. Chas. E. Morris Company. around 1914. https://web.archive.org/web/20180627211115/https://www.ebay.com/itm/1914-GILLETTE-WY-Looking-South-on-Gillette-Ave-dirt-road-through-town-B-W/123209143354

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"Carl J. Cook portrait" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. around 1917 to 1918.

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"Bird's Eye View, Gillette, Wyo." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2004.018.0002. around 1920. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/26A035FA-B897-4C86-BFA8-104517596860

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"White Eagle Sioux Cowboy and Poet on Horse in Chicago" in: Wyoming State Archives. negative 285. around 1921. http://spcrphotocollection.wyo.gov/

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"Aeroplane View. Gillette, Wyo." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2008.004.0066. around 1924. https://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/0E99647B-604F-4756-82F0-443524384430

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"Edward Gillette and his granddaughter Virginia Moseley around 1925" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 1974.038.0002. around 1925.

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"Campbell County High School" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2015.041.0012. Dick Stone. around 1926.

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Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming. around 1930. https://web.archive.org/web/20181107024816/https://www.ebay.com/itm/RP-GILLETTE-Wyoming-1930s-Aeroplane-View-/332785209615?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137

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"Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2008.004.0118. around 1930. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/7EBB50D1-9D02-41A5-BEBF-121666339000

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Aeroplane View, Gillette, Wyoming. around 1930. https://web.archive.org/web/20180126054003/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-RPPC-Aerial-Vintage-Photo-Downtown-Layout-ca-1932-/222702353015?nma=true&si=tyh2ECQyPYQcSMTdmZXXHYJs1UE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Wyodak Coal Mine, Gillette, Wyoming. Corner Drug Store. around 1930 to 1945. https://web.archive.org/web/20171222183102/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Postcard-WY-Gillette-Wyodak-Coal-Mine-Airview-Largest-Open-Strip-Mine-Linen-R52/112682572388

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"Where the Antelope Roam", Gillette, Wyoming. Corner Drug Store. around 1930s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180313183521/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Where-The-Antelope-Roam-Gillette-Wyoming-1930s-Post-Card-GS19-47/323128538994

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"Where the Antelope Roam", Gillette, Wyoming. Corner Drug Store. around 1930s. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/7752906594/

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"Robert "Bobby" Birdsall" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2010.002.0259. around 1938 to 1945.

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Street Scene Gillette, Wyo. W. H. Edelman. around 1940s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180127203200/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wyoming-WY-Gillette-Street-Scene-Albertype-Co-Postcard/141712886990

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Goings Hotel - Gillette, Wyoming. around 1940s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180120202102/https://www.ebay.com/itm/WY-Wyoming-Gillette-Goings-Hotel-Schlitz-Beer-Sign-RPPC-1940s-Real-Photo-Postcar/202194002684

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Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming. Albertype Company. around 1946. https://web.archive.org/web/20180127202116/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wyoming-WY-Gillette-Street-Scene-Albertype-Postcard-Hand-Colored/141550702966

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Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming. Albertype Company. around 1946. https://web.archive.org/web/20180126045519/https://www.ebay.com/itm/WY-Gillette-Wyoming-antique-1946-db-post-card-Street-Scene-/292334794230?nma=true&si=THw%252Bz4VtjXUvL%252FyH2nbbhwSybpQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming. Albertype Company. around 1946. https://web.archive.org/web/20180116200744/https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLETTE-WY-1946-Downtown-Street-Scene-with-Old-Cars-Stores-VINTAGE-GEM-rl440/372181802141

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"Street Scene Gillette, Wyoming" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2015.037.0005. Albertype Company. around 1946. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/67D0CB8F-978D-471F-A503-829083119640

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Airplane View of Gillette, Wyoming. Albertype Company. around 1947. https://web.archive.org/web/20180129162030/https://www.cardcow.com/610285/airplane-view-gillette/

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Grade School Gillette, Wyoming. Edelman's Drug Store. around 1948. https://web.archive.org/web/20180306202940/https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLETTE-WYOMING-GRADE-SCHOOL-ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-POSTCARD-SEDALIA-MISSOURI/332576520901

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Main Street Looking South - Gillette, Wyo. around 1949. https://web.archive.org/web/20180126065152/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-WY-Campbell-County-Keefe-Auto-Supply-amp-Main-St-RPPC-1940-039-s-/312003973769?nma=true&si=m7GhJZ2Fvgwfl3Fd20ViYy1KOJs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. Corner Drug Store. around 1949. https://web.archive.org/web/20180122043753/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Linen-SHOPS-ALONG-STREET-Gillette-Wyoming-WY-ho1773/323012257059

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The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. Corner Drug Store. around 1949. https://web.archive.org/web/20180317031020/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-WY-The-Corner-Drug-Store-Linen-Postcard-Wyoming/282854299076

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The Corner Drug Store, Gillette, Wyoming. Corner Drug Store. around 1949. https://web.archive.org/web/20180411160405/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Postcard-Corner-Drug-Store-Gillette-Wyoming-1949-to-Indianapolis-In/332615336544

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Presbyterian Church - Gillette, Wyo. around 1950. https://www.ebay.com/itm/c1950-Presbyterian-Church-Gillette-Wyoming-Real-Photo-Postcard-RPPC/382381288275

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Gillette, Wyoming. around 1950s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180107020837/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-Street-Scene-Montgomery-Hotel-Coors-Beer-Bar-50s-Cars-RPPC/232613898707

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Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming. around 1955. https://web.archive.org/web/20180107005242/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-Both-Wings-of-Motel-on-2nd-St-1955-Postcard-M-M-Lowery/292364603850

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Gillette Motel, Gillette, Wyoming. around 1955. https://web.archive.org/web/20180127194926/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-WY-Gillette-Motel-32-units-Mr-Mrs-S-M-Lowery-owners-u-1956/362214857147

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Gillette, Wyoming. around 1958. https://web.archive.org/web/20180513014310/https://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Campbell-County-Court-House-Gillette-Wyoming-Real-Photo-Postcard-RPPC/372301468615

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Greetings From Gillette, Wyo. around 1960. https://web.archive.org/web/20180412180151/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Postcard-1960-Greetings-from-Gillette-WY-5065-/282865694583?nma=true&si=xmdVipv1m%252BG%252B1h1afAqHUzPU6qo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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The Wyoming Motel. D & G Enterprise. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180107050347/https://www.ebay.com/itm/c1960s-Wyoming-Motel-Hwy-14-16-Gillette-WY-PC/231573447682

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Arrowhead Motel. color by Ron Peterson. Western Color. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180116211458/https://www.ebay.com/itm/J-Gillette-WY-Arrowhead-Motel-Exterior-and-Grounds-Signage/202170457579

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Sands Motor Lodge. Henry McGrew Printing. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180106193926/https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLETTE-WY-Wyoming-SANDS-MOTOR-LODGE-Roadside-CARS-c1960s-Postcard/262509303763

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The Wyoming Motel. D & G Enterprise. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180129170214/https://www.cardcow.com/208521/wyoming-motel-gillette/

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"West Side - Gillette Ave., Gillette, Wyo." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2015.002.0024. around 1961.

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Business Section of Gillette, Wyoming. around 1961. https://web.archive.org/web/20180120045126/https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLETTE-WY-Wyoming-BUSINESS-SECTION-STREET-SCENE-1950s-Cars-Postcard/262470991569

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Greetings From Corner Motel Gillette Wyoming. Colourpicture Publishers. around 1962. https://web.archive.org/web/20180127011526/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Greetings-From-Corner-Motel-Gillette-Wyoming-1962-Used-Chrome-Postcard-1617-/232200350741?nma=true&si=Zv%252FqZwcwEZ2ociY6VSjdOfeXAQY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Gillette Motel. color by Ron Peterson. Western Color. around 1962. https://web.archive.org/web/20180120213015/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Postcard-WY-Gillette-The-Gillette-Motel-Vintage-Old-Cars/112743421796

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Arrowhead Motel. around 1964. https://web.archive.org/web/20181107022733/https://www.cardcow.com/29141/arrowhead-motel-gillette/

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"Edelman Drug Co." in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 1974.001.0699. Raymond Meline, Francis Drake Hotel. around 1965. http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/15D73D61-5ABD-4FEA-AB5E-620292132460

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Triangle Motor Lodge. around 1965. https://web.archive.org/web/20180419153856/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Postcard-GILLETTE-WYOMING-TRIANGLE-MOTOR-LODGE/372280593144

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Spur Motel. Playgrounds of the Rockies. around 1965. https://web.archive.org/web/20180106204252/https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLETTE-Wyoming-PU-1965-Spur-Motel/331989367271

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Parking Meter Token. around late 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180125224629/https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-GILLETTE-WYOMING-PARKING-METER-TOKEN-WITH-ANTELOPE-PICTURE-/362149122192?autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=Xkq7JpiN4vdLwFv7ScblFKc96og%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Amos W. Barber. before 1915. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AmosWBarber.jpg

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AAA
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Adams, Bob
Cessna P210N ZS-KRM. 2016-04-16. copyright CC BY-SA 2.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cessna_P210N_ZS-KRM_(26399220191).jpg

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American Elevator and Grain Trade
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Artemisia 1982. volume 78. page 319. edited by Susan E. Anderson. Associated Students of the University of Nevada-Reno. 1982. https://archive.org/details/artemisiayearboo1982univ

Andrew McGee Films
Crystal Clear: The Jessica Dooley Story. Andrew McGee. 2008-06. DVD

Ankrum, Freeman
Alexander Mack the Tunker and Descendants. page 182. The Herald Press. 1943. https://archive.org/details/alexandermacktun00ankr

Annals of Wyoming
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Annals of Wyoming
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Armchair Aviator's
Howard Aircraft DGA-15P (N22410). 2011-07-31. copyright CC BY 2.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_Aircraft_DGA-15P_(N22410)_(1).jpg

Arndt, John Stover
The Story of the Arndts. page 389. Christopher Sower Company. 1922. https://archive.org/details/storyarndtslife00arndgoog

Asams10
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Authentic Entertainment (production company)
"Never Been Wooed Before" in: It Takes a Church. season 2. episode 3. Game Show Network. 2015.

Baines, John
Country Fact Files: The United States. page 14. Raintree Steck-Vaughn. 1994. https://archive.org/details/unitedstates00bain

Baker, Pearl
The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost. page 89. cover art by Stephen Quay. Bellatine Books. 1965; 1971; 1973-06. https://archive.org/details/wildbunchatrobbe00bake

Balaji
Geophone SM-24. 2012-03-13. copyright CC BY-SA 3.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geophone_SM-24.jpg

Baldwin, Nancy Godwin (editor)
Class Notes. Fall 1993. page 37. edited by Nancy Godwin Baldwin. Sweet Briar College. 1993. https://archive.org/details/alumnaemagazine6466swee

Barnes, John
Directive 51. 1st edition. Penguin Group. 2010. https://archive.org/details/directive5100barn

Barnes, John
Directive 51. Ace Books. 2011.

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The 1959 Nugget. page 35. edited by Barbara A. Baumann. Students of Colorado College. 1959. https://archive.org/details/coloradocollegen1959colo

Baumann, Jay (editor-in-chief)
The Grizzly: 1982. volume 53. page 81. edited by Jay Baumann. Butler County Community College. https://archive.org/details/grizzly19811982unse

Bellum Entertainment (production company)
"Turmoil" in: Murderous Affairs. season 1. episode 32. Bellum Entertainment. 2016.

Benson, Jake W.
The Good Old Days. Gillette, Wyo. 1946. held at Campbell County Rockpile Museum.

Benson, Jake W.
Shipping Time. Gillette, Wyo. 1946. held at Campbell County Rockpile Museum.

Bethlehem Community Church (compiler)
Cooking with Love. compiled by Bethlehem Community Church. Walter's Cookbooks. 1988.

Big Bang
Big Bang at Gillette WY Oct 1989; Save Love. 1989-10; 2017-04-09. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcjkVHcx6oM

Bigtsunami
Acacia Crest. 2016-10-12. copyright CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AcaciaCrestPNG.png

Billings, Charlene W.
Christa McAuliffe: Pioneer Space Teacher. page 58. Enslow Publishers. 1986. https://archive.org/details/christamcauliffe00bill

Black, Chester A. (compiler); Black, Sarah H. (compiler)
Our Black Family in America: Some of the Descendants of William Black and Sarah Stevens. page 135. compiled by Chester A. Black; compiled by Sarah H. Black. Sugar House. 1960. https://archive.org/details/ourblackfamilyin00blac

Black, Hugh E.
A History of the Descendants of John and Susanna Cole of Culpepper County, Virginia. page 62. 1962. https://archive.org/details/historyofdescend00blac

Blake, Mrs. Edgar N. (editor)
Practical and Dainty Recipes: Luncheons and Dinner Giving in Woodward, Oklahoma. pages 14; 27; 29; 55; 57; 67. edited by Mrs. Edgar N. Blake. Wm. A. Pyne Printing Company. 1907. copyright public domain https://archive.org/details/practicaldaintyr00blak

Block, Alex Ben (editor); Wilson, Lucy Autrey (editor)
George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. 1st edition. page 588. 2010. https://archive.org/details/georgelucassbloc00alex

Bluejayscholar
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Borgen, C. Winston Borgen (editor-in-chief)
The Poly: 1939. edited by C. Winston Borgen; photos by Clayton Warner. Billings Polytechnic Institute. 1939. https://archive.org/details/polythe1939bill

Borofsky, Lewis A. (editor)
The Chanticleer 1983. volume 71. pages 269; 287. edited by Lewis A. Borofsky. Undergraduate Publications Board of Duke University. 1983. https://archive.org/details/chanticleerseria1983duke

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A Black Hills Boy. 1960. https://archive.org/details/blackhillsboy00bowm

Boyd Gaming
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The Wyo: 1927. volume 19. pages 61-62; 66. edited by T. Eldon Boyd. Junior Class of the University of Wyoming. https://archive.org/details/wyo19juni

Brackett, F. P. (preparer)
History of Pomona Valley, California, with Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the Valley Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present. page 693. prepared by F. P. Brackett. Historic Record Company. 1920. https://archive.org/details/historyofpomonav00hist

Brainard, Richard David (compiler)
1990 Update to the Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, in Two Volumes. volume 2. page 642. compiled by Brainard, Richard David. Richard David Brainard. 1990. https://archive.org/details/1990updatetogene02brai

Brendon, Gilchrist
"Chasing Storms" in: NZPhotographer. issue 8. page 16. edited by Emily Goodwin. Excio Group. 2018-06. https://issuu.com/nzp_magazine/docs/nzphotographer_issue_8__june_2018

Brock, J. Elmer
"A Timely Arrival" in: Annals of Wyoming. volume 15. number 1. pages 63-67. 1943-01. https://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom15141943wyom

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Butler, Tom
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Butler, Tom
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Campbell County Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Chat. episode 1. Campbell County Chamber of Commerce. 2016-02. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyU-Y2lh3NU

Campbell County High School
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Campbell County High School
2015 CCHS Lip Dub, One Shot?. 2015-10-09. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-YJXWBWJzM

Campbell County High School
CCHS Lip Dub 2k16-2k17. 2016-10-24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No5kr09hooE

Campbell County High School
Campbell County High School 2017 Lip Dub Senior Video. 2017-05-22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNkMdl9E574

Campbell County Historical Society
Campbell County: The Treasured Years. Walsworth Publishing Company. 1991.

Campbell County Historical Society
Gillette, Wyoming Walking Tour. 8th printing. photos by Mary Kelley; photos by HottShotts Photography. 2015-04.

Campbell County Rockpile Museum
Searching for Jake W. Benson. YouTube. 2012-11-08. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDzuTfqJM0

Campbell, Jo
Chanteuse. 2016. http://www.arrowheadgallery-etc.com/jo-campbell

Campbells
The Kid from Gillette, Wyoming. 2007; 2017-06-04. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxGEA0SZL4RS4Iw4PF3Yw_evK5GXPWSeZ

Carrington, Frances C.
My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened". page 299. J. B. Lippincott. 1910. https://archive.org/details/myarmylifefortph00carruoft

Casscells, Dr. S. Ward.
When It Mattered Most: Remembering Our Fallen Medical Personnel in Iraq-Afghanistan. 1st printing. pages 89-90. United States Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. 2009-03. https://archive.org/details/whenitmatteredmo00wash

Chatterton, Fenimore
Yesterday's Wyoming: The Intimate Memoirs of Fenimore Chatterton - Territorial Citizen, Governor and Statesman. page 58. Powder River Publishers & Booksellers. 1957. https://archive.org/details/yesterdayswyomin00chat

Christiansen, Paul
"Investigative Show in Gillette to Research 1998 Trover Murder Case" in: Gillette News-Record. 2014-08-22. http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/local/article_0588dbeb-00ca-5ce8-9465-a7f07194348c.html

Churchman
"Diocesan News: Wyoming and Idaho" in: The Churchman. volume 65. page 774. 1892-06-11. https://books.google.com/books?id=ZGkxAQAAMAAJ

Churchman
"Personals" in: The Churchman. 1920-09-18. https://books.google.com/books?id=cZVOAQAAMAAJ

City of Gillette
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Cloyd, MD A. D.
Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye and Tapp Families in America: With Brief Sketches Referring to the Families of Ingels, Jones, Marshall and Smith. pages 165-166. The Champlin Press. 1912. https://archive.org/details/genealogyofcloyd00cloy

Cmglee
Comparison of Some Newspaper Sizes. 2013-06-01. copyright CC BY-SA 3.0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comparison_newspaper_size.svg

Collins, Max Allen
Dark Angel: Before the Dawn. 1st edition. page 3. Random House Publishing Group. 2002-10. https://books.google.com/books?id=YxRjWzCqI6MC

Colorado College of Dental Surgery
Colorado College of Dental Surgery: Thirty-Second Annual Announcement 1918-1919. page 39. University of Denver. 1919. https://archive.org/details/announcement191819univ

Crane, Megan
"Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy" in: The Greys of Montana. EPUB edition. Tule Publishing Group. 2014. https://books.google.com/books?id=5TveBgAAQBAJ

Curtis, Harlow Dunham (compiler)
The Descendants of Thomas (5) Buell: Pioneer In Madison County, New York. page 233. compiled by Harlow Dunham Curtis. Nathan Deloss Buell. 1956. https://archive.org/details/descendantsoftho00curt

Davis, Ronald L.
Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne. page 284. University of Oklahoma Press. 1998. https://books.google.com/books?id=lY5FE87p11gC

Day, Eric
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Deal, Carl
The Greenpeace Guide to Anti-environmental Groups. 2nd printing. pages 23-24. edited by Arthur Naiman. Greenpeace. 1993; 1994-06. https://archive.org/details/greenpeaceguidet00dealrich

Detroit Photographic Company
Utes. Chief Sevara (actually Severo or Shavano - Rainbow) and family. 1899. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Utes_chief_Severo_and_family,_1899.jpg

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Wyodak Coal Mine. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. https://web.archive.org/web/20180316041222/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wyodak-Coal-Mine-Gillette-Wyoming/302669923695

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Wyodak Coal Mine. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/21770712803/

Dexter, Art (photographer)
The Wyodak Coal Mine. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. https://web.archive.org/web/20180605215842/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-area-birds-eye-view-The-Wyodak-Coal-Mine-vintage-pc-Z48162/153046970128

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope". photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180129165249/https://www.cardcow.com/465018/main-street-gillette/

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Gillette, Wyoming "The Home of the Antelope". photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180104020646/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-WY-street-view-autos-cars-postcard/391533868819

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Sands Motor Lodge. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. around 1966. https://web.archive.org/web/20180317030220/https://www.ebay.com/itm/WY-Gillette-CHROME-1960s-STREET-SCENE-Sands-Restaurant-TEXACO-by-D-G-No-861/231651594900

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Sands Motor Lodge. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. around 1966. https://web.archive.org/web/20180306050558/https://www.ebay.com/itm/STREET-SCENE-CLASSIC-AUTOS-TEXACO-GAS-SERVICE-STATION-GILLETTE-WY/312080424558

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Sands Motor Lodge. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. around 1966. https://web.archive.org/web/20180129081150/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pre-1980-SANDS-RESTAURANT-TEXACO-GAS-STATION-Gillette-Wyoming-WY-hs4084/323035522042

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Welcome to Gillette. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. between 1960 to 1970. https://web.archive.org/web/20180118004630/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pre-1980-GREETINGS-FROM-POSTCARD-Gillette-Wyoming-WY-ho5628/372176428012

Dexter, Art (photographer)
Welcome to Gillette. photo by Art Dexter. D & G Enterprise. between 1960 to 1970. https://www.flickr.com/photos/94207108@N02/8732474186/

Diers, Don (photographer)
Sands Motor Lodge. photo by Don Diers. Henry McGrew Printing. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20171222154436/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gillette-Wyoming-Sands-Motor-Lodge-Best-Western-1950s-Postcard/302559555536

Diers, Don (photographer)
Western Motel. photo by Don Diers. McGrew Color Graphics. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180202051838/https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Western-Motel-US-Hwys-14-16-and-Interstate-90-Gillette-Wyoming/401484380811

Diers, Don (photographer)
"Western Motel" in: Campbell County Rockpile Museum Collections Database. object id 2017.002.0005. photo by Don Diers. McGrew Color Graphics. around 1960s.

Diers, Don (photographer)
Sands Motor Lodge. photo by Don Diers. Henry McGrew Printing. around 1960s. https://web.archive.org/web/20180118032602/https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sands-Motor-Lodge-Gillette-WY-Postcard-5211/322990578424

Dietmann, Ulrike
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Division of Publications National Park Service
Devils Tower. National park handbook 111. page 12. United States Department of the Interior. 1981. https://archive.org/details/devilstower00nati

Dobler, Lavina
I Didn't Know That About Wyoming!. 2nd edition. page 50. Saddlebag Books. 1984; 1987. https://archive.org/details/ididntknowthatab00dobl

Drinkard, Susan (compiler)
"[wo]MAN on the Street" in: The Sandpoint Reader. page 3. compiled by Susan Drinkard. 2016-03-31. https://issuu.com/keokee/docs/reader_march31_2016

Dunlop, Storm
Weather: Spectacular Images of the World's Extraordinary Climate. pages 92-93. Thunder Bay Press. 2006. https://archive.org/details/weatherspectacul0000dunl

EMI Films (production company)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 2007-11-13. DVD

Embleholics CC
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Emery, Carla
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Encyclopedia Britannica
Britannica Book of the Year 1977. page 514. Encyclopedia Britannica. 1977. https://archive.org/details/britannicabooko00ency

Encyclopedia Britannica
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Encyclopedia Britannica
Britannica Book of the Year 1990. page 351. edited by Daphne Daume. Encyclopedia Britannica. 1990. https://archive.org/details/britannicabookof00daum

Epdp
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Eramo, Steven
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Erwin, Marie
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Evitt, Riley Dakota; Rathert, Bron
"Gillette, Wyoming" in: Where the Best Begins. track 4. 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20170323133639/http://www.rileydakota.com/lyrics.php?pid=GilletteWyoming

Fain, Jean; McLaughlin, Kari; Morgan, Amanda
"Reply All: Tummy Tuck Truths" in: Redbook. page 20. 2011-06. https://archive.org/details/Redbook2011-06

Fairbanks, Mrs. A. W. (editor)
Emma Willard and Her Pupils or Fifty Years of Troy Female Seminary 1822-1872. page 440. edited by Mrs. A. W. Fairbanks. Mrs. Russell Sage. 1898. https://archive.org/details/cu31924030634921

Farmer, Walt
Wyoming, A History of Film and Video in the 20th Century. Shane edition. Walt Farmer. 2001-11. CD

Fayth3
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Fenwick, Robert W.
Red Fenwick's West: Yesterday and Today. memorial edition. page 83. Pruett Publishing Company. 1956; 1983. https://archive.org/details/redfenwickswesty00fenw

Field, Marlin A.
Peter Smail of Pennsylvania and His Descendants. page 229. 1990. https://archive.org/details/petersmailofpenn00fiel

Flood, Elizabeth Clair
Cowgirls: Women of the Wild West. 1st edition. page 163. Zon International Publishing Company. 2000. https://archive.org/details/cowgirlswomenofw00floo

Fox, Frank
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Fox, Lindsay
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Franscell, Ann
"Wife Killed Husband, Then Herself" in: Gillette News-Record. volume 94. number 287. 1998-12-07.

Franscell, Ann
"Investigators Tying Loose Ends in Murder of Teacher's Husband" in: Gillette News-Record. volume 94. number 288. 1998-12-08.