Peek at the Past


June 16, 2022


25 Years Ago, June 12, 1997: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Public Health Facility was held at the site on the corner of 5th and Main Street. This new facility will house Crook County Public Health and Northern Wyoming Mental Health. Pictured above, left to right: Don Roberts and Mark Semlek, Crook County Commissioners; Sallie Means, Project Architect from By Architectural Means in Gillette; Alan Roberts, Chairman, Crook County Commissioners; and Mark Rave, Project Superintendent for PCI, Rapid City.

100 Years Ago

June 15, 1922

In referring to the petitions for naturalization last week one of the mysteries of the Bear Lodge was brought to wind. The petition of Thomas Whitelaw has been on docket for many years, and at this session the case was dismissed. At the time of his petition, Whitelaw had proved up on a homestead and his deed was held pending the receipt of citizenship. Whitelaw was prospecting in the Bear Lodge, and had a cabin somewhere in the mountains. The last known of him was when he left Sundance one cold winter day to return to his cabin against advice of his friends here....

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