The raptors from the Draper Museum Raptor Experience at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West are coming to Rockpile Museum tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00.  Don’t miss it if you are in the area!

http://centerofthewest.org/explore/greater-yellowstone-natural-history/raptor-experience/

Are you ready for winter in Wyoming?

(Source: gnartographer)

North By Northeast: Rockpile Museum

The Rockpile Museum was featured on Gillette Public Access Television’s new show North By Northeast.  Registrar Robert Henning spoke about the museum’s 40th Anniversary Event, the history of the Rockpile Museum, and some upcoming events. 

americasgreatoutdoors:

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

americasgreatoutdoors:

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

jaydbee:

Devils Tower

September 18th, 2014 / Wyoming

cynthialummis:

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!

cynthialummis:

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!

wyomingartparty:

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The Saddlemaker

Alyson Hagy and Christine Tharp

Laramie / Gillette

Mixed media

11” x 27”

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Psalm for Wyoming

Christine Tharp and Alyson Hagy

Gillette / Laramie

Paper, ink, and thread

Unspecified dimensions

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germmagazine:

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.

germmagazine:

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.

mypubliclands:

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. 

CLICK HERE to read Walking with Giants - a feature article by Sarah Beckwith in the BLM’s My Public Lands Magazine, Summer 2014

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