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Carol Mead's book about firsts in the Cowboy State is a must read


A small book full of firsts about Wyoming was written two years ago by First Lady Carol Mead, and it is an excellent compilation of unique events that happened first here in Wyoming.

It would seem to make sense to me that every school child in the state should have access to it. I have written news stories, books and columns about Wyoming for 45 years and learned a lot from her book.

Most everyone in Wyoming and across the nation knows about the two biggest “firsts” that occurred here – Yellowstone being the first national park in the world in 1872, and the granting of women the right...

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