Happy 108th to America’s first National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument! On this day in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt used the Antiquities Act to create the monument.
Photo: C. Velasco
September 18th, 2014 / Wyoming
I met with Jacob of Gillette, Wyoming, about his proposals to the Gillette City Council to fight against graffiti. Two of his proposals the city council supported were to use coatings of a paint like substance that allows graffiti to be washed off with water and to use the 311 app so that people can immediately report graffiti. Good work, Jacob!
Alyson Hagy and Christine Tharp
Laramie / Gillette
11” x 27”
Psalm for Wyoming
Christine Tharp and Alyson Hagy
Gillette / Laramie
Paper, ink, and thread
Day 256 - Renee McMullen from Gillette, Wyoming took this photo which appeared on the KOTA Territory News Facebook Page of the lovely, summer snow on September 11th, 2014.
In Walking with Giants, we follow 167-million-year-old dinosaur tracks in the ancient ocean shores of…Wyoming?
For part of the Middle Jurassic, Wyoming was covered periodically by an ancient ocean called the Sundance Sea. Until the tracks were found, scientists thought that only sea-dwelling creatures could have lived in the area which would mean there shouldn’t be any dinosaur footprints here at all. But there are thousands of tracks in the 40-acre area.
The Dodd House and Goings Hotel
The east 100 block of Gillette Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming was originally the home of the Dodd House hotel which opened in 1902. Sam and Maggie Goings purchased the hotel in 1905 and it was thereafter known as the Goings House or Goings Hotel.
A south-side addition was built around 1908 or 1909 and a second larger brick addition in 1929. The original frame structure was torn down in 1937 after the hotel was sold to Phil Chapman. Larry Butler purchased the property in 1945 and his family ran the hotel until 1995.
Today the Goings Hotel building holds a restaurant and bar known as The Chophouse as well as offices on the top level.
Photos and objects:
Top: Dodd House, ca. 1903 from E.P. Spaeth Ranch scrapbook
Dodd House Key Fob on loan from the Wyoming State Museum
Second Photo: Goings House, ca. 1905
Third Photo: Sam Goings inside the lobby of the hotel, ca. 1930s
Fourth Photo: Goings Hotel, ca. 1960
Second from Bottom: Goings Hotel Desk donated by Ben Doud
Bottom: Chophouse Restaurant in old Goings Hotel, 2014
1908 Gillette Girls Basketball Team
Sporting some lovely hair and plenty of team spirit, Gillette’s 1908 girls basketball team poses for a portrait.
Front Row: Clara Baker, Bess Tantum, Middle Row: Lora Hall, Josie Tantum, Hasel Reedy, Back Row: Mary Ricks, Mamie Brenan, Lena Baker.
*Photographer and Date Unknown.
Edgington Instruments for Ear, Nose and Throat
From the Rockpile’s collections, these surgical instruments belonged to two Gillette doctors - Dr. A.G. Hoadley and his son Dr. Joe Hoadley.