Leisure in Laramie

Lovejoy Garage Opener

Elmer Lovejoy – Inventor Extraordinaire!

Elmer Lovejoy of Laramie invented and manufactured the automatic garage door opener  for several years. Elmer Lovejoy was a Laramie inventor and bicycle advocate whose inventions may be something you use even now. Not only did he build bicycles in the late 1800s, he also invented the “steering knuckle,” which is still used in cars today. … Continue reading Elmer Lovejoy – Inventor Extraordinaire!

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Origins of Skiing in Albany County: Paul Rechard

Origins of Skiing in Albany County: Paul Rechard

In the late 1930s, as skiing became a national pastime, Laramie boasted a variety of local ski areas. Summit Tavern and Happy Jack were east of Laramie while Inspiration Point, Libby Creek and the current Snowy Range Ski area were located off Highway 130 to the west. Rental skis were not available. You either owned … Continue reading Origins of Skiing in Albany County: Paul Rechard

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Mrs. Smith

The gun proved its importance in more ways than one in the western United States. While a great deal of hunting took place on the Laramie Range, guns were also necessary for protection; both men and women learned how to shoot. Learn more about hunting and fishing in Wyoming. Resources

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The Spiegelberg Brothers

The Spiegelberg Brothers of Laramie. Hunting on the Laramie Range is as important today as it was in the past .Pronghorn, elk and other animals are still an attraction for hunters from around the globe who hunt for both sustenance and pleasure. Learn more about hunting and fishing in Laramie and Wyoming.  Resources

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Hunting Bear

Hunting on the Laramie Range is as important now as ever. Pronghorn, elk and other game remain an attraction for hunters from around the globe who hunt for both sustenance and pleasure. Learn more about hunting and fishing in Laramie and Wyoming.  Resources

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