The Wyoming State Library has posted the first set of historical Wyoming newspapers from the Wyoming Newspaper Project
This project involves digitizing a 70-year collection of the state’s newspapers from 1849 to 1922.
So far, more than 407,000—about half—of the newspaper images are online. They span 1867 to 1922 and include 200 titles such as The Cheyenne Daily Leader
, Laramie Sentinel
, Natrona County Tribune
, South Pass News
and Torrington Telegram
You can run a keyword search or browse by title, year, city or county. You’ll download the pages with matching terms as PDF files.
Newspaper announcements may be particularly helpful for vital information since Wyoming didn’t start keeping statewide birth and death records until 1909, and marriage records, until 1941. Plus, the state's birth records are closed for 100 years.
This clipping is from the March 9, 1886, Cheyenne Sun
Individualities section, which reports comings and goings of folks around town.