Peek at the Past


May 25, 2023


50 Years Ago - May 24, 1973: These three Sundance High School juniors have been selected to attend Girls State and Boys State this June. They are, left to right, Tina Sprague, Renee Bailey and Dan Henke.

100 Years Ago

May 31, 1923

Chris Foley has moved his family to Sundance and is occupying the Fred Hawken brick cottage on West Street. Mr. Foley is a stone mason and will put in the summer on the high school construction.

Edwin Haines met with a serious accident yesterday at Damon Cole's ranch when a fractious horse landed with both hind feet while Edwin was attempting to catch the animal in a corral. Dr. Clarenbach was called and found the boy suffering with two broken ribs, which will give him an enforced layoff for some time.


25 Years Ago - May 28, 1998: Helen Englehaupt has been appointed as manager of Dillon Hardware in Sundance. Helen is a familiar face to many Sundance residents, having worked for many years in the community. She is filling the shoes of Donna Johnsen, who is retiring.

A liberally signed petition was presented to District Engineer Diefenderfer this week asking that the C.B. Hiway connection be brought into Moorcroft from the north to the intersection of Big Horn avenue and Converse street, thence west to the city limits. It is expected the state highway grader will be brought in as soon as the roads permit, and the work will be done in short order.

75 Years Ago

May 27, 1948

The new addition to the Beagle hospital in Sundance is now complete and Mr. and Mrs. Beagle invite the public's inspection. Children 12 years of age and under are not allowed as visitors.

One of the principal features of the Old Settlers Picnic at the Devils Tower June 20th will be a "massed band" performance with instruments being played by band members from Sundance, Upton and Newcastle comprising a 90-piece band under the direction of R.M. Bernd.

Jean Vines and Mary Peterson of Sundance will attend Wyoming's Sixth Girls' State, an organization sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary to be held on the campus of the University of Wyoming.


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