The Welsh-born Episcopal priest John Roberts arrived in 1883 at Fort Washakie on what’s now the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, became a friend of the Shoshone chief Washakie, and served the Shoshone and Arapaho people with a loving paternalism well into his old age. John Roberts died in 1949.
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|Thomson, Thyra, Wyoming Secretary of State 1963-1987||Wyoming State Archives|
|Torrey, Col. Jay L.||Phil Roberts|
|Torrey’s Rough Riders||Phil Roberts|
|Trabing, August and Charles, freighters in Wyoming Territory||Nancy Trabing Mickelson|
|Trade, Native American pre-European contact||Samuel Western|
|Transcontinental motor convoy, 1919||Lori Van Pelt|
|Treaties, Fort Bridger, 1863 and 1868||WyoHistory.org|
|Tunison Lawsuit and Settlement||WyoHistory.org|
|Twiss, Thomas, Indian agent||James H. Nottage|
|Utes, 1906 flight of through Wyoming||Tom Rea|
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Verda James, a schoolteacher, deputy director of public instruction for the state of Wyoming, assistant superintendent of the Natrona County schools, and later a faculty member at Casper College, was first elected to the Wyoming House in 1954. She served eight terms. During the last term, 1969-1970, she was elected House speaker, the first woman to serve in that position for a full term.
The clear, quiet poetry and fiction of Robert Roripaugh, poet laureate of Wyoming from 1995 through 2002, has long been informed by his youth on his family’s ranch near Lander. In the early 1950s, Roripaugh won bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of the Wyoming before spending two years with the U.S. Army in Japan, where he met and married his wife, Yoshiko. In 1958, the Atlantic Monthly published a short story, and Roripaugh has been publishing and winning prizes on a national level ever since. Also that year he began teaching in the English department at the University of Wyoming, rising to the rank of full professor before retiring in 1993.