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Flags of our mothers

Two of the original Wyoming state flags were displayed illegally for over 50 years, until a single sentence was changed in an old statute

Of the original six flags created for the State of Wyoming, two have hung in the Natrona County Library and Buffalo's Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum for more than 50 years.

But until this week, displaying those flags was illegal.

When Wyoming historian Kylie McCormick visited the county to give presentations on women's suffrage, she took a moment to discuss a particular bill from this year's legislative session. Thanks to her research, a single sentence has been added to a law from 1945 that makes it possible for the public to continue enjoying the original work of Verna Keays, the woman who des...