Gillette, Wyoming in the Media - Draft

An inventory of media that references Gillette and its citizens.

Mr. Satterly

Updated December 15, 2017

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I made this list for people currently living in Gillette, but there are any number of reasons others will find it interesting. It could be finding a relative's name in the index, your work 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.

Indexes

Indexes are either a full index for short works or works entirely about Gillette or a partial index for large works that only have a relevant sentence or paragraph. The indexes are not copied from the work's index assuming it even had one to begin with.

References

Citations are in a modified MLA 8th edition format. 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 are generated that number could change at any time while the original page number will not.

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/.

This index and photos and videos that I made are licensed as WTFPL version 2.0. Quoted material, photos, and videos created by others are either public domain or fair use.

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  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

From Wikipedia's entry on fair use. I meet those requirements for these reasons.

  1. The work is transformed in several ways. Some works are briefly reviewed for their quality. I add indexes and mix those indexes in a larger one. The indexes expose links between works not previously seen. I add new insights with photos not from the work to illustrate what is being discussed. New information is added when I note when the work is wrong, what has changed since it was published, conversions of measurements to metric, and adjusting dollar amounts for inflation.
  2. All the works are published.
  3. The amount taken from works is insignificant. I don't quote the summary or core of the work.
  4. Few of the works are sold today and the seconds of video or small quotes on minor parts of the work doesn't hurt its value in any way. This index brings old works long forgotten into the light again.
  5. Several of the uses of works is so small and obscure they wouldn't be recognized as part of the work.

Academic Conferences: Sociology

Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Men on the Move: Occupational Communities in Western Boom Towns

A paper on types of workers, how they live, and why they move discusses a previous study of the workers who moved to Gillette and built Wyodak.

Index

References

Massey, Garth and James Thompson and Andie L. Blevins. "Men on the Move: Occupational Communities in Western Boom Towns". Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 57th annual meeting, June 1976, pages 2-5, http://www.sublettewyo.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=112.

Rocky Mountain American Association of the Advancement of Science Meeting

Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming

The term Gillette Syndrome is popularised based on observed psychological damage boomtowns cause along with dismal predictions for the future of Gillette.

Index

References

Kohrs, ElDean V. "Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming". Rocky Mountain American Association of the Advancement of Science Meeting, April 24-26 1974, http://www.sublettewyo.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=97.

Academic Journals: History

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.

A Timely Arrival

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

Index

References

Brock, J. Elmer. "A Timely Arrival". Annals of Wyoming, volume 15, number 1, January 1943, pages 63-67, https://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom15141943wyom.

Among the Books

In "The Iron Trail" Mr. Edw. 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.

The full title of the book is Locating the Iron Trail.

Index

References

"Among the Books". Annals of Wyoming, volume 3, number 3, January 1926, page 190, https://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom314192526wyom.

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. [...]

Index

References

Putnam, Eva Ogden. "Pioneering in Crook County". Annals of Wyoming, volume 3, number 4, April 1926, page 206, https://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom314192526wyom.

Wyoming in World War II

Complete list of military and civilians who were killed, injured, or captured from Wyoming in World War II up to 1943.

Wounded

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

Missing

Davis, Howard Earl, Yeoman, second class, USN, Gillette

Prisoners of War

Gillette--Birdsall, Robert B., Tech. Sgt., prisoner

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

Index

References

"Wyoming in World War II". Annals of Wyoming, volume 15, number 3, July 1943, pages 301; 305, https://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom15141943wyom.

Satterly, Mr. Plaque on the Campbell County War Memorial at Lasting Legacy Park, cropped and edited, Mr. Satterly, September 2017, Full-Sized Photo.

Quarterly Bulletin

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.

Index

References

Spaeth, Miss Elizabeth. Quarterly Bulletin, volume 2, number 3, January 15, 1925, pages 68-69, https://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom214192425wyom.

Academic Journals: Religious

The Churchman

The Churchman was renamed to simply Churchman.

Diocesan News: Wyoming and Idaho

Churches are contemplated at Weiser, Shoshone, Bonner's Ferry and Mountain Home, Idaho, and Gillette, Wyoming.

The church contemplated was later built in Gillette.

Index

References

"Diocesan News: Wyoming and Idaho". The Churchman, volume 65, June 11, 1892, page 774, https://books.google.com/books?id=ZGkxAQAAMAAJ.

Personals

The Rev. A. G. Mullen left Gillette, Wyoming, early in August, and has gone to California.

Index

References

"Personals". The Churchman, September 18, 1920, https://books.google.com/books?id=cZVOAQAAMAAJ.

Academic Journals: Sociology

Annual Review of Sociology

Economic Development and Community Social Change

A paper on rural industrialization and boomtown problems uses Gillette in one example.

Index

References

Summers, Gene F. and Kristi Branch. "Economic Development and Community Social Change". Annual Review of Sociology, volume 10, 1984, pages 141-166, http://www.sublettewyo.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=110.

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.

See The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited? which debunks the idea of the Gillette Syndrome and boom towns only bringing negative consequences.

Index

References

Kassover, Jodi and Robert L. McKeown. "Resource Development, Rural Communities and Rapid Growth: Managing Social Change in the Modern Boomtown". Minerals and the Environment, volume 3, [issue 2], page 48, http://www.sublettewyo.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=111.

Wyoming Issues

The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited?

A paper refuting parts of Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming which popularised the term Gillette Syndrome.

Index

References

Thompson, James G. "The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited?". Wyoming Issues, volume 2, number 2, Spring 1979, pages 30-35, http://www.sublettewyo.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=105.

Booklets: Education

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. Both the teachers mentioned no longer work at the high school.

Index

References

Haynes, Leslie and Amy Blake. Balancing Life & Work: The Humanities as an Essential Part of Career Exploration, March 1998, page 19, https://archive.org/details/ERIC_ED419934.

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.

Index

References

Class Report Harvard College 1876, number 6, Rockwell and Churchill, 1896, page 18, https://archive.org/details/n06reportclass1876harvuoft.

Books: Biographies

Christa McAuliffe: Pioneer Space Teacher

Christa McAuliffe was a teacher that was killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded in 1986.

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.

Challenger explosion Challenger explosion

All of the space shuttles were retired in 2011 and the program was ended.

Index

References

Billings, Charlene W. Christa McAuliffe: Pioneer Space Teacher, Enslow Publishers, 1986, page 58, https://archive.org/details/christamcauliffe00bill.

United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Challenger explosion, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1986, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Challenger_explosion.jpg.

Cow Chips 'N' Cactus

Florance Blake Smith of Chicago, Illinois recalls her life homesteading in Wyoming and her stay in Gillette around 1911.

Index

References

Smith, Florence Blake. Cow Chips 'N' Cactus, First Edition, Unity Publications, 1962, pages 56-76.

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.

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

Index

References

Davis, Ronald L. Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, University of Oklahoma Press, 1998, page 284, https://books.google.com/books?id=lY5FE87p11gC.

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

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.

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

Index

References

Graves, Anson Roger. The Farmer Boy Who Became a Bishop; The Autobiography of The Right Reverend Anson Roger Graves, The New Werner Company, 1911, pages 189-190, https://archive.org/details/farmerboywhobeca00grav2.

"Anson R. Graves at Sixty Years of Age". The Farmer Boy Who Became a Bishop; The Autobiography of The Right Reverend Anson Roger Graves, The New Werner Company, 1911, Full-Sized Photo.

The Homestead Doctor

Hoadley family history, homesteading life, and some history of Gillette from 1905 to the 1960s.

Index

References

Hoadley, Dr. Joe. The Homestead Doctor, illustrations by Lee Horner; cover art by Ed Smyth; cover design and editing by Image Ad Vantage, 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.

Index

References

Timber Jack Joe. Last o'Mountain Man Top o' Rockies, Rustler Printing & Publishing, November 1981, page 8.

Dewey, Gerry. "Timber Jack Joe -- A Man Unique". The Riverton Ranger, October 30, 1978, (see reference above).

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.

Index

References

Lynde, Marilyn J. The Life & Sacred Times of Timber Jack Joe: Wyoming's Last 'O Mountain Man, Mountain States Lithographing, October 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.

Index

References

Varney, Lena Tharp. Life on a Wyoming Homestead...and Beyond, Grelind Printing Center, 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 C. B. & Q. Railroad, a brother Alumnus of Yale University, as he seems always to meet, either at home or abroad.

Index

References

Carrington, Frances C. My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened", J. B. Lippincott, 1910, page 299, https://archive.org/details/myarmylifefortph00carruoft.

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.

The book puts an apostrophe in Devils Tower; a common and forgivable mistake, but then it claims Devils Tower is in Gillette. 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 - not in Gillette Devils Tower - not in Gillette

Index

References

Meachum, Virgina. People to Know: Steven Spielberg Hollywood Filmmaker, Enslow Publishers, 1996, pages 48-49, https://archive.org/details/stevenspielbergh00meac.

KimonBerlin. Devils Tower, September 5, 2009, copyright CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Devils_Tower_(3911708571).jpg.

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.

Index

References

Ostlund, John C. Quite A Life: John C. Ostlund, first printing, Elton-Wolf Publishing, December 2000.

Video Games & Machine Guns: A Wyoming Marine in Afghanistan

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

Index

References

O'Neal, Thomas K. Video Games & Machine Guns: A Wyoming Marine in Afghanistan, Actual Publishing, 2012.

Books: Cookbooks

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

Meat Recipe
Mrs. Stone, Gillette, Wyo.

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, Wyo.

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

4 eggs
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup sweet milk
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons bakingpowder
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

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.

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.

Sugar Cookies
Mrs. Alice Alcott, Gillette

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 [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

[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.

Index

References

Buffalo Cookery: A Collection of Choice Recipes Carefully Selected and Arranged for Western Housewives, compiled by Ladies' Auxiliary of St Luke's Sunday-School, second edition, Brown & Whitaker, 1907; 1916, pages 42; 120; 141; 149; 152; 157; 184; 224, https://archive.org/details/buffalocookerya00auxigoog.

"The W M Underwood Family". Campbell County Rockpile Museum Online Collections Database, around 1913-1915, http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/BBD67476-44AF-4133-B5DE-536231685090.

Cooking With Love

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

Dunlap Photography which took the photos used in the book Dunlap Photography which took the photos used in the book

Index

References

Cooking with Love, [photos by Dunlap Photography], Walter's Cookbooks.

Satterly, Mr. Dunlap Photography, Mr. Satterly, 2017, Full-Sized Photo.

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

A book of recipes by Gillette women, poems and advice by White Eagle (Shields Wright), and advertisements for Gillette businesses.

Index

References

White Eagle. The Gillette Cook Book: 96 Choice Recipes By Gillette Ladies With Notes on the Town, Country and Citizens, White Eagle, 1916; 1966.

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

A church cookbook paid for with advertising from businesses in and around Gillette.

Index

References

The Gillette Cook Book: Containing Over Five Hundred Recipes, Some Original, Many New, All Tested, edited by Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church, The News-Record, 1937.

Saint Elizabeths Cook Book

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

Index

References

"Saint Elizabeths Altar Society of Saint Matthews Parish". Saint Elizabeths Cook Book, Clouds Peak Printery, Sheridan Wyoming.

St. Matthew's Catholic Cook Book

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

References

[St. Matthew's Catholic Church]. St. Matthew's Catholic Cook Book, [St. Matthew's Catholic Church], [1981].

Books: Education

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. [....]

Pronghorn Elementary School in 2017 Pronghorn Elementary School in 2017

Index

References

Starkman, Neal and Peter C. Scales and Clay Roberts. Great Places to Learn: How Asset-Building Schools Help Students Succeed, forwards by Sara Pierce and Mary Beth Blegen, Search Institute, 1999, page 137, https://archive.org/details/greatplacestolea00star.

Satterly, Mr. Pronghorn Elementary School, Mr. Satterly, December 2017, Full-Sized Photo.

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, Wyo; b, 12-16-80 [1880]; (5) army '17-'19 [1917-1919]; supt Campbell Co h s and prin dist No 1, Gillette, Wyo; (6) thru newspaper tries to further cause of ed, tg thrift, etc, "without attempting to preach"; (11, 19, 24) features local s conditions, st u, better sals, better ed standards, better blds; (31) att ur h 4 nor 5, col 4, pg 1 1/2; t ur h 1, spec 7 wks; supr 1; supt 1; field, assist registrar, U Ia; alumni sec, U Ia, war, 1st lt 342 Machine Gun Battalion.

Index

References

Who's Who and Why in After-War Education, New York City Institute for Public Service, 1921, page 240, https://archive.org/details/whoswhoandwhyin00unkngoog.

Books: Fiction

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

Index

References

Collins, Max Allen. Dark Angel: Before the Dawn, First Edition, Random House Publishing Group, October 2002, page 3, https://books.google.com/books?id=YxRjWzCqI6MC.

Directive 51

(Verified, but haven't read it yet.)

References

Barnes, John. Directive 51, Ace Books, 2011.

Barnes, John. Directive 51, first edition, Penguin Group, 2010, https://archive.org/details/directive5100barn.

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.

Index

References

Hagy, Alyson Carol. Ghosts of Wyoming, Graywolf Press, 2010, pages 73-75.

Kiss the Morning Star

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

[...] ten or fifteen minutes driving around the tiny town of Gillette, Wyoming [...]

[...] the wind nearly knocks us over. It's a major dust bowl action going on in the town of Gillette. [...]

[...] "Our car broke down in Gillette, Wyoming, this little town way the hell out in the middle of nowhere [...]

The businesses in the index are fictional.

Index

References

Hoole, Elissa Janine. Kiss the Morning Star, First Edition, Marshall Cavendish, 2012.

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.

Despite being fiction Kohrs did coin the term in that conference paper. See The Gillette Syndrome: A Myth Revisited? which debunks the idea of the Gillette Syndrome and boom towns only bringing negative consequences.

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.

Volunteers of America does exist in Gillette, but I don't know if the story is true or based on one that is.

Index

References

Fuller, Alexandra. The Legend of Colton H Bryant, Penguin Press, 2008, pages 84; 129.

Fuller, Alexandra. The Legend of Colton H Bryant, Simon & Schuster, 2009, pages 21; 32, https://books.google.com/books?id=3sZrJbzCSPEC.

Motor

Motor is a series about car racing for young adults.

Number 3 - Checkered Flag Cheater

Index

References

Weaver, Will. Motor: Checkered Flag Cheater, First Edition, number 3, RR Donnelley & Sons Company, pages 85; 93-98.

Books: Genealogy

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 Co., Mo., 8-26-1855. When 12 years of age he was converted and baptized into Mt. Moria Baptist Church in Howard Co., Mo., 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, Mo., and graduated from the Baptist Theological Seminary, Morgan Park, Chicago, in 1885, with the degree of B. D. He has held pastorates at Green Bay and West Superior, Wis., DeKalb, Savanna, and Sycamore, Ill., Hastings, Neb., Gillette, Wyo., Aberdeen and Tacoma, Wash., 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, Wis., Savanna and Sycamore, Ill., Hastings, Neb., and Gillette, Wyo.

Aug. 26th, 1885, at Muscatine, Iowa, he m. Miss Lillie Alice Biles, b. 4-3-1859, dau. of D. S. and Isabelle (Hill) Biles. They reside at Tacoma Wash.

Index

References

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, The Champlin Press, 1912, pages 165-166, https://archive.org/details/genealogyofcloyd00cloy.

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

VI 1. Bernice Black, b. 22 June 1917; married Kenneth Hugh Clements, b. 31 Dec. 1913 Gillette, Wyo. son of Hugh Clements and Ruth Wallace.

Index

References

Our Black Family in America: Some of the Descendants of William Black and Sarah Stevens, compiled by Chester A. Black and Sarah H. Black, Sugar House, 1960, page 135, https://archive.org/details/ourblackfamilyin00blac.

Our Young Family in America

iii. Wayne S., b. Sept. 18 1894, at New Haven, O., md. in 1920, Olive Cartwell (b. Dec. 24 1889, at Urbana, O.), at Gillette, Wyo. They moved to Calif. in 1921, where Mr. Underwood, a Building Contractor is serving his country with the District Engineers at Beverly Hills. No children.

Index

References

Our Young Family in America, compiled by Professor Edward Hudson Young, Sanborn and Ruth Young; Ruth Young Orb; Helen Young Hardy; Professor Edward Hudson Young, 1947, page 183, https://archive.org/details/ouryoungfamilyin00youn.

The Spaid Family in America

(3240) Sherman Cale (3232) married, Oct. 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:

Index

References

The Spaid Family in America, compiled by Abraham Thompson Secrest, Nitsehke Brothers, November 1922, page 224, https://archive.org/details/spaidgenealogyfr00secr.

The Story of the Arndts

Anna Elizabeth Zane (911), second child of Thomas William and Jennie V. (Cummings) Zane, born at Schoolcraft, Mich., 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, Mich., October 21, 1867. They removed to Sundance, Crook County, Wyo., 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, Wyo., where Mr. Fox is a surveyor and dealer in real estate. They had issue:

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

1197. Ruby Valentine Fox, born at Sundance, Wyo., Feb. 14, 1893.

Index

References

Arndt, John Stover. The Story of the Arndts, Christopher Sower Company, 1922, page 389, https://archive.org/details/storyarndtslife00arndgoog.

Books: History

The American Counties

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

Campbell, Wyo. (est. Feb. 13, 1911; 4,755 sq.mi.; pop. 4,839) (Gillette). Robert Campbell. Fought on Gen. Wm. H. Ashley's expedition up the Mo. River 1822.

John Allen Campbell (1835-1880). Second lt. volunteers 1861; maj. 1862; asst. adj. gen. 1862; bvt. col. volunteers 1865; bvt. brig. gen. 1865 for Shiloh, Murfreesboro; mustered out 1866; second lt. regular army 1867; bvt. first lt. 1867; Shiloh 1867; Stone River, Tenn., 1867; capt., maj., lt. col. Resaca, Ga. and Franklin, Tenn., asst. on staff of Gen. Schofield; asst. Secretary of War, resigned 1869, first gov. of Wyo [Territory]. 1869-75; third asst. U.S. Secretary of State 1875.

John Allen Campbell around 1870 John Allen Campbell around 1870

Index

References

Kane, Joseph Nathan. The American Counties, The Scarecrow Press, 1960, page 370, https://archive.org/details/americancounties00kane.

Photo of John Allen Campbell, around 1870, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Allen_Campbell.jpg.

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

A history of the Johnson County War.

Omaha, Neb., 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.

John R. Brooke before 1897 John R. Brooke before 1897

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

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

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

Amos W. Barber before 1915 Amos W. Barber before 1915

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. [....]

The rest is details about the murder of Wellman.

Index

References

Mercer, A S. The Banditti of the Plains or, The Cattlemen's Invasion of Wyoming in 1892: The Crowning Infamy of the Ages, fourth printing, foreword by William H. Kittrell, University of Oklahoma Press, April 1954; July 1954; December 1955; February 1959, pages 78-79; 139, https://archive.org/details/banditsoftheplai000007mbp.

Hinman, Ida. "Photo of John R. Brooke". The Washington Sketchbook Supplement, Hartman and Cadick, 1896, page 78, Full-Sized Photo; https://archive.org/details/washingtonsketch00hinm.

Photo of Amos W. Barber, before 1915, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AmosWBarber.jpg.

The Barristers of Northeast Wyoming

History of Gillette, technological changes, and lawyers in Campbell County.

References

Brorby, Wade. The Barristers of Northeast Wyoming: A Chronicle of the Campbell County Bar Association, April 29 1997.

Campbell County: The Treasured Years

A large book of county history organized by family name.

Index

References

Campbell County Historical Society. Campbell County: The Treasured Years, Walsworth Publishing Company, 1991.

Campbell County Chronicles: The Way We Were

A short history book produced by a high school freshman English class. The book has several errors and omissions.

Index

References

Campbell County High School. Campbell County Chronicles: The Way We Were, Campbell County High School, Spring 1984.

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 kilomoters], 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 Cambrie, Wyoming, a distance of 7.18 miles [11.55 kilometers], was commenced in December, 1888, and completed December 1, 1889.

[....]

LEASE TO C. B. & Q. R. R. CO.

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 C. B. & Q. R. R. CO.

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:

[....]

Index

References

Corporate History of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company and Affiliated Companies, prepared by W. W. Baldwin, [1921], pages 371-372, https://archive.org/details/cu31924030125623.

From Wagon Wheels to Jets

(Verified, but haven't read it yet.)

References

Heald, George D. From Wagon Wheels to Jets, 1963.

Images of America

Photobooks with short bits of history mixed in. History of cities and many topics that are written by locals with black and white photos.

Images of America: Gillette

History of Gillette from the exploration of the area in the 1700s to 2009.

Index

References

Kelley, Mary. Images of America: Gillette, photos from Campbell County Rockpile Museum, Arcadia Publishing, 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.

Index

References

Montana: Its Story and Biography, volume 2, edited by Tom Stout, American Historical Society, 1921, page 197, https://archive.org/details/montanaitsstorya02stourich.

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

Compilation of poems, Gillette newspaper articles, and early burial records.

Index

References

Maycock, Christina and Campbell County Cemetery District. Whispers From the Past: A Compilation by the Campbell County Cemetery District, Campbell County Cemetery District, 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.

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.

While not specific it appears this took place according to the book around 1897-1899.

Index

References

Baker, Pearl. The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost, cover art by Stephen Quay, Bellatine Books, 1965;1971; June 1973, page 89, https://archive.org/details/wildbunchatrobbe00bake.

Fort Worth Five Photograph, John Schwartz studio, 1900, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wildbunchlarge.jpg.

Books: Military

25th Naval Construction Battalion: Pacific Diary

Names and Addresses of Personnel

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

Charlie Company: Group I Charlie Company: Group I

[photo - see above]

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.

Index

References

25th Naval Construction Battalion: Pacific Diary, Lieutenant Commander George J Whelan, [1946], pages 108; 118, https://books.google.com/books?id=gyMhFyaNsKYC.

"Charlie Company: Group I" 25th Naval Construction Battalion: Pacific Diary, Lieutenant Commander George J Whelan, [1946], page 108, Full-Sized Photo; https://books.google.com/books?id=gyMhFyaNsKYC.

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) Cpl. Co. B; Assgd. Oct. 12, '18 [1918]; Disch. May 23, '19 [1919]; Gillette, Wyo.

Index

References

History of the 110th Infantry (10th Pa.) of the 28th Division, U.S.A. 1917 - 1919, The Association of the 110th Infantry, 1920, page https://archive.org/details/historyof110thin00asso.

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, Wyo.

Index

References

United States Army 12th Infantry. Twelfth U.S. Infantry, 1798-1919: Its Story - By Its Men, United States Army 12th Infantry, 1919, page 355, https://archive.org/details/twelfthusinfantr00unitiala.

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

Tyler D. Prewitt

Died: September 28, 2004

Rank: Sergeant

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

Branch: U.S. Army

Tyler D. Prewitt Tyler D. Prewitt

Tyler was born in Gillette, Wyoming, in 1982 [....]

Index

References

Casscells, Dr. S. Ward. When It Mattered Most: Remembering Our Fallen Medical Personnel in Iraq-Afghanistan, United States Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, pages 89-90, https://archive.org/details/whenitmatteredmo00wash.

Casscells, Dr. S. Ward. "Photo of Tyler D. Prewitt". When It Mattered Most: Remembering Our Fallen Medical Personnel in Iraq-Afghanistan, United States Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, page 89, Full-Sized Photo.

Books: Mystery

Books: Nonfiction

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.

The planetarium described is at Sage Valley Junior High School.

Index

References

Kent, Deborah. America the Beautiful: Wyoming, second series, Children's Press, 2000, page 73, https://archive.org/details/wyoming00kent.

Country Fact Files: The United States

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

All the mines around Gillette reclaim the land.

References

Baines, John. "Natural Resources". Country Fact Files: The United States, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1994, page 14, https://archive.org/details/unitedstates00bain.

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 Schnitker of Gillette, Wyoming.

Index of Makers

Schnitker, Rex; Gillette, Wyoming

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

Index

References

Mackin, Bill. Cowboy and Gunfighter Collectibles, third printing, photos by Nancy S. Bostain, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1989; 1993; 1995, pages 131; 176, https://archive.org/details/cowboygunfighter00mack.

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

A collection of advice columns including a girl from Gillette who asked for help with a step father who rejected her.

References

Shellenberger, Susie. Guys and a Whole Lot More: Advice for Teen Girls on Almost Anything, fifth printing, Fleming H. Revel, 1994; 1998, page 77, https://archive.org/details/guysandwholelotm00shel.

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.

Index

References

Hofstadter, Douglas R. Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern, [1985], page 731, https://archive.org/details/MetamagicalThemas.

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

An advertisement by Apple Computer to sell 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." [...]

An Apple III, the model advertised in the book An Apple III, the model advertised in the book

Index

References

Gibson, Barbara. "Doctor, Lawyer...Personal Computer". Personal Computers in Business: An Introduction and Buyer's Guide, Apple Computer, 1982, https://archive.org/details/apple-personal-computers-in-business-1982-oct.

United States Food and Drug Administration. "Desktop Computer". The Future for Medicine, November 1984, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desktop_Computer_-_The_Future_for_Medicine_(FDA_095)_(8249708093).jpg.

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]

Index

References

Thompson, Kathleen. "Not "Women's Work"". Portrait of America: Wyoming, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1996, pages 32-33, https://archive.org/details/wyomingwyom00thom.

Railroad Postcards in the Age of Steam

A photobook of postcards.

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.

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 View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyo.

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.

Burlington Route Map 1892 Burlington Route Map 1892

Index

References

Grant, H. Roger. "The Railroad Corridor". Railroad Postcards in the Age of Steam, University of Iowa Press, 1994, page 117, https://archive.org/details/railroadpostcard00gran_0.

"Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyo.". Railroad Postcards in the Age of Steam, University of Iowa Press, [1913]; 1994, page 117, Full-Sized Photo.

"Birdseye View - County Seat Of Campbell County, Wyo.". Campbell County Rockpile Museum Online Collections Database, 1913, http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/560688E9-DA81-4A12-96C7-047692708708.

Rand McNally and Company. Burlington Route Map 1892, 1892, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burlington_Route_Map_1892.png.

Books: Romance

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.

While the story is fiction there are several run down trailer parks in and around Gillette.

References

Crane, Megan. Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy, EPUB Edition, Tule Publishing Group, 2014, https://books.google.com/books?id=5TveBgAAQBAJ.

Books: Travel

Lodging For a Night

Gillette, Wyo. Pop. 1,500. Alt. 4,529' [1,380 meters]. (Shell J-2) 126 Mi. W. 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.

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

Index

References

Hines, Duncan. Lodging For a Night, 1940 edition, 6th printing, Adventures in Good Eating, 1940, page 334, https://archive.org/details/lodgingfornight00hinerich.

The Rockies

Dalbey Lake, Gillette Dalbey Lake, Gillette

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.

Dalbey Lake, Gillette Same area 21 years later in 2017. Little has changed.

[image - see above]

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 (307-682-3673). The Campbell County Rockpile Museum (900 W. 2nd St. 307-682-5723. Closed Sun. Sept.-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.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is now always closed on Sunday instead of seasonal. As of 2017 the phone numbers and addresses are still correct.

Index

References

Schmidt, Thomas, The Rockies, photographs by Michael Lewis, National Geographic Society, 1996, pages 102-103, https://archive.org/details/rockies00schm.

Lewis, Michael, "Dalbey Lake, Gillette". The Rockies, National Geographic Society, 1996, page 102, https://archive.org/details/rockies00schm.

Satterly, Mr. Dalbey Memorial Park, Mr. Satterly, December 2017, Full-Sized Photo.

Books: Yearbooks

The Camel

The Campbell County High School yearbook.

The Bluejay

The Creighton University yearbook.

The Bluejay of 1941

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

Charles S. Pfister Charles S. Pfister

Index

References

The Bluejay of 1941, Creighton University School of Journalism, 1941, page 46, https://archive.org/details/bluejay18crei.

"Photo of Charles S. Pfister". The Bluejay of 1941, Creighton University School of Journalism, 1941, page 46, Full-Sized Photo.

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

Joe Napier Joe Napier

Business College

John Closson

Gillette, Wyoming

John Closson John Closson

Index

References

The Poly: 1938, Billings Polytechnic Institute, 1938, pages 38; 45, https://archive.org/details/polythe1938bill.

"Photo of Joe Napier". The Poly: 1938, Billings Polytechnic Institute, 1938, page 38, Full-Sized Photo.

"Photo of John Closson". The Poly: 1938, Billings Polytechnic Institute, 1938, page 45, Full-Sized Photo.

The Poly: 1939

Freshmen

Irving Holsinger

Gillette, Wyo.

Irving Holsinger Irving Holsinger

Business College

Mamie Pearson

Gillette, Wyo.

Mamie Pearson Mamie Pearson

Index

References

The Poly: 1939, Billings Polytechnic Institute, 1939, https://archive.org/details/polythe1939bill.

"Photo of Irving Holsinger". The Poly: 1939, Billings Polytechnic Institute, 1939, Full-Sized Photo.

"Photo of Mamie Pearson". The Poly: 1939, Billings Polytechnic Institute, 1939, Full-Sized Photo.

The Wyo

The University of Wyoming yearbook.

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.

Index

References

The Wyo: 1914, volume 6, Junior Class of the State University of Wyoming of 1914, 1914, https://archive.org/details/wyo06juni.

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 (3)

Orpha Mae Spielman Orpha Mae Spielman

Freshman

Virginia F. Sutherland

Gillette, Wyoming

Virginia F. Sutherland Virginia F. Sutherland

Freshman

Leroy Mankin

Gillette, Wyoming

Leroy Mankin Leroy Mankin

Freshman

Robert B. Bramblette

Gillette, Wyoming

Orchestra (1)

Band (1)

Robert B. Bramblette Robert B. Bramblette

Index

References

The Wyo: 1923, volume 15, All State Edition, Junior Class of the University of Wyoming, 1923, pages 167; 184-185; 188-189, https://archive.org/details/wyo15juni.

"Photo of Orpha Mae Spielman". The Wyo: 1923, volume 15, All State Edition, Junior Class of the University of Wyoming, 1923, page 167, Full-Sized Photo.

"Photo of Virginia F. Sutherland". The Wyo: 1923, volume 15, All State Edition, Junior Class of the University of Wyoming, 1923, page 184, Full-Sized Photo.

"Photo of Leroy Mankin". The Wyo: 1923, volume 15, All State Edition, Junior Class of the University of Wyoming, 1923, page 188, Full-Sized Photo.

"Photo of Robert B. Bramblette". The Wyo: 1923, volume 15, All State Edition, Junior Class of the University of Wyoming, 1923, page 188, Full-Sized Photo.

Coins and Tokens

Parking Meter Token

A 21 millimeter round parking meter token. Front says "PARKING METER TOKEN" with an oil rig. Reverse has "GILLETTE WYOMING" with a pronghorn.

References

Parking Meter Token, photos by wyowarren, https://web.archive.org/web/20171107190914/https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-GILLETTE-WYOMING-PARKING-METER-TOKEN-WITH-ANTELOPE-PICTURE/362149122192.

Fan Fiction

Games: Board Games

Wheeler-Dealer

A promotional board game that plays similar to Monopoly with each designed for a different city.

References

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..

Games: Video Games

Dark Angel

A video game based on the TV show with an opening scene showing Manticore which is set in Gillette.

Dark Angel: Part of the Intro

Although the video game never mentions Gillette the TV show and the books explicitly say Manticore is in Gillette. Manticore is shown in the game intro when the children are being trained and experimented on.

Index

References

Dark Angel, Sierra, 2002, PlayStation 2; Xbox, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl7LHG_9qL0.

Government Publications

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, Wyo., which was carried on by a Civilian Conservation Camp during the summer of 1933, has been continued this summer.

Index

References

United States Department of the Interior. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1934, United States Government Printing Office, 1934, page 66, https://archive.org/details/annualreportofsec00unit.

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.

Index

References

United States Department of the Interior. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1935, United States Government Printing Office, 1935, page 96, https://archive.org/details/annualreportofse8228unit.

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 C. C. C. [Civilian Conservation Corps] camps located at Gillette, Wyo., 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 C. C. C. 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.

Index

References

United States Department of the Interior. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30 1937, United States Government Printing Office, 1937, pages 85-86, https://archive.org/details/annualreportofse8230unit.

For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30 1939

Control of Coal Fires

Under the supervision of the General Land Office, the C. C. C. [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, Wyo. 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.

Index

References

United States Department of the Interior. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30 1939, United States Government Printing Office, 1939, page 4, https://archive.org/details/annualreportofse8232unit.

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1941

Management and Conservation

The work of suppressing outcrop coal fires in the vicinity of Gillette, Wyo., 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

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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.

Massive machinery at work in the open-pit Wyodak coal mine in the coal-rich Powder River Basin outside Gillette, Wyoming Massive machinery at work in the open-pit Wyodak coal mine in the coal-rich Powder River Basin outside Gillette, Wyoming

A similar scene 74 years later in 2015.

Index

References

United States Department of the Interior. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1941, United States Government Printing Office, 1941, pages 227-228, https://archive.org/details/annualreportofse8234unit.

United States Department of the Interior. "Uncle Sam's Biggest Coal Bin". Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1941, United States Government Printing Office, 1941, page 228, Full-Sized Photo.

Highsmith, Carol M. "Massive machinery at work in the open-pit Wyodak coal mine in the coal-rich Powder River Basin outside Gillette, Wyoming". Carol M. Highsmith Archive, August 22, 2015, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Massive_machinery_at_work_in_the_open-pit_Wyodak_coal_mine_in_the_coal-rich_Powder_River_Basin_outside_Gillette,_Wyoming_LCCN2015634184.tif.

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 in 2017. The population never reached the levels expected. Here is the census data for the decades following the article.

1980 12,134
1990 17,635
2000 19,646
2010 29,087

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.

"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.

Index

References

United States Department of Commerce. "Boomtown Problems". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, pages 76-81, https://archive.org/details/jobsthroughecono00unit.

United States Department of Commerce. "Twenty Below". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, page 76, Full-Sized Photo.

United States Department of Commerce. "Housing Hardship". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, page 77, Full-Sized Photo.

United States Department of Commerce. "Filling the Medical Gap". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, page 78, Full-Sized Photo.

Satterly, Mr. Y.E.S. House, Mr. Satterly, December 2017, Full-Sized Photo.

United States Department of Commerce. "Ideas Into Action". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, page 79, Full-Sized Photo.

United States Department of Commerce. "Court in Session". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, page 80, Full-Sized Photo.

United States Department of Commerce. "They Also Serve". Jobs Through Economic Development, January 1979, page 81, Full-Sized Photo.

United States Bureau of the Census. Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns, prepared by Wyoming Economic Analysis Division, November 2017, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/demog_data/cntycity_hist.htm.

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. [...]

Index

References

Yellowstone Rever Compact Commission. Yellowstone River Compact Commission: Twenty-First Annual Report, 1972, page 3, https://archive.org/details/1972annualreportyellyellrich.

Ham Radio Call Books

Magazines: Adult

Magazines: Advertisers

Magazines: Agriculture

Magazines: Aircraft

Magazines: Black

Magazines made for black people.

Magazines: Car, Truck, and Motorcycle

Magazines: Children

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas was a kids magazine with fictional stories, puzzles, poems, advertisements, riddles, true stories, and so on.

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

Index

References

"The Letter-Box". St. Nicholas, volume 33, part 1, November 1905-April 1906, page 94, https://archive.org/details/stnicholasv33part1dodgrich.

Magazines: Christian

Magazines: College

Magazines: Computer

Magazines: Guns

Magazines: Local

Magazines: Nonfiction

Collier's

The Unquiet Utes

Article where T. W. Tolman meets up with the Ute Indians before the military arrived to investigate claims they were causing trouble in Gillette.

Chief Red Crow's Tepee Chief Red Crow's Tepee

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 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 walley 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. Howerer, 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

Index

References

Tolman, T. W. "The Unquiet Utes". Collier's, volume 38, number 8, photographs by T. W. Tolman, November 17, 1906, page 12, https://hdl.handle.net/2027/pst.000068357757.

Tolman, T. W. "Chief Red Crow's Tepee". Collier's, volume 38, number 8, photographs by T. W. Tolman, November 17, 1906, page 12, Full-Sized Photo; https://hdl.handle.net/2027/pst.000068357757.

Tolman, T. W. "Chief Red Crow". Collier's, volume 38, number 8, photographs by T. W. Tolman, November 17, 1906, page 12, Full-Sized Photo; https://hdl.handle.net/2027/pst.000068357757.

Tolman, T. W. "Smoking and Drying Deer Meet". Collier's, volume 38, number 8, photographs by T. W. Tolman, November 17, 1906, page 12, Full-Sized Photo; https://hdl.handle.net/2027/pst.000068357757.

Tolman, T. W. "Squaws Dressing Deerskins in the Ute Camp". Collier's, volume 38, number 8, photographs by T. W. Tolman, November 17, 1906, page 12, Full-Sized Photo; https://hdl.handle.net/2027/pst.000068357757.

Tolman, T. W. "A Portion of the Ute Camp in the Powder River Country". Collier's, volume 38, number 8, photographs by T. W. Tolman, November 17, 1906, page 12, Full-Sized Photo; https://hdl.handle.net/2027/pst.000068357757.

Magazines: Sports

Movies: Fiction

Powwow Highway

A road trip movie following two Cheyenne Indians traveling from the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana to New Mexico and going on Wyoming Highway 50 through Gillette along the way.

Powwow Highway: Gillette scene

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 wasn't filmed in Gillette.

Index

References

Powwow Highway, Handmade Films and Image Entertainment, 1988; 2011, time 00:18:16-00:18:32, DVD.

Movies: Nonfiction

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 testimonals by local businesses, politicians, and long-time residents.

Great Wall Restaurant. Sold to new owners since recorded. Video uses several low-quality special effects. Great Wall Restaurant. Sold to new owners since recorded. Video uses several low-quality special effects.

Nine years later in 2017 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

As I have said in other entries 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.

Index

References

Overton, Christine. Civic Pride: A Story of the People and Businesses of Campbell County, edited and filmed by Dan McCarthy, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, 2008, DVD.

Overton, Christine. "Great Wall". Civic Pride: A Story of the People and Businesses of Campbell County, edited and filmed by Dan McCarthy, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, 2008, time 00:01:51, Full-Sized Image.

Overton, Christine. "Bootleggers". Civic Pride: A Story of the People and Businesses of Campbell County, edited and filmed by Dan McCarthy, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, 2008, time 00:15:05, Full-Sized Image.

Overton, Christine. "Welcome to Gillette". Civic Pride: A Story of the People and Businesses of Campbell County, edited and filmed by Dan McCarthy, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, 2008, time 00:29:35-00:29:38.

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, then 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, then lighting her body on fire.

A librarian at the Gillette College said the film maker McGee was a former student who promised one day to send her a film he would make and eventually did. The documentary needed an audio track, had some audio mixing issues, and had too much background noise. Parts of the video were filmed poorly and transitions between scenes were too long.

Index

References

Andrew McGee Films. Crystal Clear: The Jessica Dooley Story, Andrew McGee, June 2008, DVD.

Andrew McGee Films. Crystal Clear: The Jessica Dooley Story, Andrew McGee, June 2008, Full-Sized Image; DVD.

Movies: Talks

Music

Music Videos

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.

Campbell County High School Campbell County High School

Index

References

Campbell County High School. 2015 CCHS Lip Dub, One Shot?, October 9, 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-YJXWBWJzM.

Satterly, Mr. Campbell County High School, March, 17 2017, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Campbell_County_High_School_in_Gillette,_Wyoming.jpg.

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.

Campbell County High School entrance where part of the music video was filmed. Campbell County High School entrance where part of the music video was filmed.

Index

References

Campbell County High School. CCHS Lip Dub 2k16-2k17, October 24, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No5kr09hooE.

Satterly, Mr. Campbell County High School, March, 17 2017, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Campbell_County_High_School_in_Gillette,_Wyoming.jpg.

Save Love

A video of the band Big Bang playing live in Gillette.

Index

References

Big Bang. "Save Love". Big Bang at Gillette WY Oct 1989; Save Love, October 1989; April 9, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcjkVHcx6oM.

Newsletters

The Cactus

The newsletter of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Gillette during the 1930s.

Heard on Main Street

A newsletter by Gillette Main Street promoting businesses in the downtown area. As of 2017 only one newsletter has been published online.

Spring/Summer 2015

Advertisements for local businesses, updates on construction, and information about upcoming events.

Downtown Clock Rendering Downtown Clock Rendering

The clock manufacturer actually made this laughably fake picture. These are professional clock makers that sell these expensive things to cities and they actually released this copy and paste job to the public. It was also published in the News-Record, but at least they cropped some of the garbage out of it. The clock itself is nice enough.

Amazing. So realistic. I too can copy and paste stock images. Amazing. So realistic. I too can copy and paste stock images.

Index

References

Gillette Main Street. Heard on Main Street, volume 1, issue 1, Gillette Main Street, Spring-Summer 2015, http://gillettemainstreet.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Spring-Summer-Newsletter-2015.pdf.

Gillette Main Street. "Downtown Clock Rendering". Heard on Main Street, volume 1, issue 1, Gillette Main Street, Spring-Summer 2015, page 2, Full-Sized Image; http://gillettemainstreet.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Spring-Summer-Newsletter-2015.pdf.

Satterly, Mr. Amazing, original photo by Verdin and stock art by annamae22, Mr. Satterly, December 2017, Full-Sized Image.

annamae22. Figure Sitting on a Wall Model Stock, annamae22, July 15, 2014, copyright CC BY 3.0, https://annamae22.deviantart.com/art/Figure-Sitting-on-a-Wall-Model-Stock-PNG-File-468370627.

annamae22. Full Blue Moon, annamae22, July 30, 2014, copyright CC BY 3.0, https://annamae22.deviantart.com/art/Full-Blue-Moon-PNG-471844769.

annamae22. Lamp Post Street Clock Stock, annamae22, June 8, 2014, copyright CC BY 3.0, https://annamae22.deviantart.com/art/Lamp-Post-Street-Clock-Stock-PSD-File-459416894.

annamae22. Palm Tree Stock Photo, annamae22, August 14, 2014, copyright CC BY 3.0, https://annamae22.deviantart.com/art/Palm-Tree-Stock-Photo-PNG-475562573.

annamae22. Star Troopers Star Wars, annamae22, June 30, 2014, copyright CC BY 3.0, https://annamae22.deviantart.com/art/Star-Troopers-Star-Wars-PSD-File-464711959.

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"

An article calling for restrictions on anti-depressents in Ireland.

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.

The original title misspelled Seroxat which I corrected here. The body text uses the proper spelling.

Index

References

O'Neill, Ciaragh. "Seroxat: The Wonder Drug". Left Tribune, February 2006, page 7, https://issuu.com/labouryouth/docs/left-tribune-feb-2006.

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.

[....]

I assume the article is referring to a Campbell County Sheriff's deputy, but it doesn't specify.

Index

References

"Law Enforcement Continue to See UFOs". UFO Investigator, May 1976, page 1, http://www.cufos.org/UFOI_and_Selected_Documents/UFOI/122%20MAY%201976.pdf; http://www.noufors.com/Documents/Books,%20Manuals%20and%20Published%20Papers/Specialty%20UFO%20Publications/NICAP%20UFO%20Investigator/122%20MAY%201976.pdf.

Newspapers

Campbell County Observer

No longer published, but many of the old issues are still available as of 2017.

References

Campbell County Observer, 2011-2015, https://issuu.com/ccobserver.

Newspapers: 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.

Paintings

The Good Old Days: Gillette, Wyo

Painting of Gillette Avenue from Gillette's early days years before the painting was made.

The Good Old Days: Gillette, Wyo The Good Old Days: Gillette, Wyo

The businesses in the painting are real and it is based on a photo taken about 40 years before the painting was made. I suspect the horses being driven are from another photo, but the man pulling a single horse is imagined.

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

Benson had some skill, but he clearly wasn't a master. As with his other paintings it isn't beautiful which is why his works were hung in bars and cafes. 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.

Benson is one of the few painters who made works about Gillette. Today in 2017 we have more artists than ever, but few make Gillette their focus.

Index

References

Benson, J. W. The Good Old Days: Gillette, Wyo, photo cropped and downsized, 1946, Campbell County Rockpile Museum; Full-Sized Photo.

"Business on Gillette Avenue". Campbell County Rockpile Museum Online Collections Database, between 1905-1910, http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/F8E6B114-828A-441D-BEE4-262473733663.

Untitled (Campbell County Rockpile Museum)

An untitled painting of the Rockpile and museum grounds by Tom Butler.

Campbell County Rockpile Museum Campbell County Rockpile Museum

The painting is obviously an amateur work. Butler learned his skills taking local art classes and practicing in his retirement years. I don't like being too harsh when reviewing this kind of work, but Butler sells his art locally making him a professional.

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 the most flattering view of the Rockpile either. 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 would initially guess it was traced, but since there are some other problems I assume it was carefully copied from a photo.

Index

References

Butler, Tom. Untitled, 2014, Campbell County Rockpile Museum, http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/8FAA8405-50FF-43F4-A9F4-263719512672.

Pamphlets

Mohawk-Hobbs Grade and Surface Guide

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

115.8--109.0: Gillette, Wyo.; (edge) at gas stations pop. 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. Sgl. $1-$1.25 [$14-$17.63 in September 2017]; dbl. $1.50 [$21.16 in September 2017]; modern 25 room addition being built.

Gillette Motor Co. ([]), is the Ford Agency and the largest and best for all cars. Labor $1 [$14 in September 2017]. Ph. 78; 24hr. serv.

Wilhelm's Auto Service is also finely equipped for tire service. Send for road service until 10 p. m. Ph. 123.

Sage Cafe, Gillette, Wyo Sage Cafe, Gillette, Wyo

None of the businesses listed are around today.

Index

References

Hobbs, Howard F. Mohawk-Hobbs Grade and Surface Guide, 1927, Mohawk Rubber, page 7, https://archive.org/details/custer1927.

"Sage Cafe, Gillette, Wyo". Campbell County Rockpile Museum Online Collections Database, between 1920-1929, http://rockpilemuseum.pastperfectonline.com/archive/9BD35FAF-F5BD-4A63-B867-168588503251.

Patents

Poetry

Postcards

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 recieve 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.

Boots and Little Boots

KIQ-3382

Razor City
Gillette, Wyo
82716

Boots
Little Boots

Monitor 19
All 23 Chs.

73's
88's

Boots and Little Boots 73's & 88's Boots and Little Boots 73's & 88's

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.

Monitor 19 means CB channel 19 broadcast on 27.18500 MHz which was typically used by truckers on highways going east and west. All 23 means all 23 channels. The number of CB channels was extended to 40 in 1977 which makes this card older than that.

References

Boots and Little Boots, before 1977, Full-Sized Image; https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/10308963473/.

Honda Man & Honda Honey

Honda Man & Honda Honey

Rick & Judy Reed

3s & 8's

KABF
3455

Monitor 11
Bleed All 23

Gillette Wyoming 82716

MT
164

Honda Man & Honda Honey 3's & 8's Honda Man & Honda Honey 3's & 8's

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.

Monitor 11 means CB channel 11 broadcast on 27.085 MHz which had no specific use. All 23 means all 23 channels. The number of CB channels was extended to 40 in 1977 which makes this card older than that.

Index

References

Honda Man & Honda Honey, before 1977, Full-Sized Image; https://www.flickr.com/photos/73sand88s/24042561973/.

Television: Fiction

Television: Game Shows

Television: News

Television: Nonfiction

Larry King Live

A mix of interviews and TV call-in show, 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.

Index

References

"The Best of Jay Leno". Larry King Live, CNN, March 3 2001, http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0103/03/lklw.00.html.

Jay Leno Takes Over the 'Tonight Show'

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. [...]

Leno and King go into the question for a while. The caller was a woman, but wasn't named. 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.

Index

References

Jay Leno Takes Over the 'Tonight Show'. Larry King Live, CNN, August 26, 1993, https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2017/03/04/jay-leno-1993-full-interview-larry-king-live.cnn.

Television: Public Access

Television: Sports

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.

Index

References

Professional Rough Stock: Buckin' Ball, part 1, RFD-TV, 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpEYDU9wozY.

Trading Cards

Dark Angel Premiere Series

A collectable trading card set based on the TV show Dark Angel. The full set of all cards available from the packs was as follows.

The following base cards reference Manticore which in the fictional world of Dark Angel is in Gillette.

Index

References

Topps. Dark Angel Premiere Series, 2002, http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewSet.cfm/sid/93218/2002-Topps-Dark-Angel.

Web Television

Chamber Chat

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. The video is no longer available.

Index

References

Chamber Chat, episode 1, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, February 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyU-Y2lh3NU.

National Finals Tonight

Season 9 Episode 1

The first round of the 2015 National Finals Rodeo where Cassidy Kruse from Gillette is shown barrel racing, but not mentioned.

Index

References

National Finals Tonight, season 9, episode 1, Boyd Gaming, December 4 2015, time 00:07:03-00:07:43, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V7bMBkZSWg.

The Show Must Roll On

Episode 24 - KIDS JUMP SHOW !! BMX Riding at Campbell County Fair - Gillette, WY

A vlog of BMX riders spending time and performing tricks in Gillette.

Index

References

Grice, Dustin. "KIDS JUMP SHOW !! BMX Riding at Campbell County Fair - Gillette, WY". The Show Must Roll On, episode 24, March 4 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx6Kwk-G_ts.

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