Rediscover the Winds: A Wyoming History Podcast

Rediscover the Winds is a monthly podcast brought to you by the Fremont County Museum System. We will be using artifacts, stories, and guests to tell you about the unique and quirky history of Fremont County, Wyoming and the surrounding areas. Produced for the 10Cast Network in collaboration with team at county10.com

Episode 28: Bizarre Medical Incidents in Fremont County

Episode 28: Bizarre Medical Incidents in Fremont County

This month, on Rediscover the Winds, we look at some of the most interesting and bizarre medical related incidents in Fremont County History. For much of the County's past, good professional medical care was simply unobtainable. Those tough enough to live here figured...

Episode 27: Adventure Treks

Episode 27: Adventure Treks

It's hard to explore the world when confined to one's home or limited by time and money, but your hosts are here to entertain you! Wind River Country is filled with amazing places to visit. Some of these places just require a walk down the road to see them, while...

Episode 26: Agriculture in Fremont County

Episode 26: Agriculture in Fremont County

This month for Episode 26 we will be telling the story of agriculture in Fremont County. The struggle to tame Wyoming's wild landscape for agriculture is a tale with many facets. It involved crafty engineering, a lot of cursing, a lot of praying, and loads of pure...

Episode 25: Women of the Equality State

Episode 25: Women of the Equality State

Modern researchers, like podcast hosts, use federal census data to collect information on the men and women who called Fremont County, Wyoming, and the American West their home. Rediscover the Winds will dive into the our nation's archives and scour census records...

Episode 24: The Roaring ’20s in Fremont County

Episode 24: The Roaring ’20s in Fremont County

With January over, the new year and new decade are well underway and what better way is there to welcome 2020 than by looking back at 1920, when Model T's, bootlegging, and pinstripe suits were the norm. Dances at ranches and alcohol hidden in hay bales, this episode...

Episode 23 – Our First Birthday!

Episode 23 – Our First Birthday!

This episode marks Rediscover the Winds' first birthday! After a few minutes of looking back at the past year, we look forward to the new year and the new decade. 2020 marks another census year in the United States, and throughout the year, we'll be looking at...

Episode 22 – Randy Wise, Fremont County Pioneer Museum

Episode 22 – Randy Wise, Fremont County Pioneer Museum

Randy Wise from the Fremont County Pioneer Museum joins us back in studio. The Pioneer Museum recently opened a new exhibit featuring some 100 pieces of never-before seen Plains Indian ledger art. Randy talks about the hisory and significance of this exhibit, as well...

Episode 20 – Bonnie Smith – Project Archaeology

Episode 20 – Bonnie Smith – Project Archaeology

Bonnie Smith is the State Program Coordinator for Project Archaeology, an organization that is “dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources.” In short, they help...

Episode 19 – Brandon Lewis – Draper Natural History Museum

Episode 19 – Brandon Lewis – Draper Natural History Museum

Brandon “basically works with birds.” He is the Assistant Manager for the Live Raptor Program at the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historic Center in Cody, Wyoming. Fortunately for Brandon, these raptors won’t break out of their electric fences,...

Episode 18 – Kaitlyn Merriman – Walking Mountains Science Center

Episode 18 – Kaitlyn Merriman – Walking Mountains Science Center

Kaitlyn is a Community Programs Manager at the Walking Mountains Science Center in Veil, Colorado. She works primarily with helping pre-school aged children become acquainted with, comfortable in, and curious about nature. Learn about the importance of spending time...

Episode 15: Trysta Stingley, Fremont County Ghost Stories

Episode 15: Trysta Stingley, Fremont County Ghost Stories

Things take a spooky turn in the 15th episode of Rediscover the Winds. We talk to Trysta Stingley, a Riverton High School graduate and CWC student. Trysta was one of several members of Alma Law's 2017 Sophomore Honor's English class that, as a class project, collected...

Episode 14: School in the Uranium Village of the Gas HIlls

September is Back-to-School season, as well as the anniversary of the discovery of uranium in the Gas Hills.  Willie Peden, a former Gas Hills school teacher, joins us in this episode to talk about school and life in this unique uranium...

Episode 12: Bonus Episode with Karl Brauneis

Last week, in this month's regular episode, we played a portion of the discussion we had with Karl Brauneis. As a bonus, we would like to share the full, extremely interesting discussion. Enjoy this, and look for another bonus episode next week, as we share our full...

Episode 11: Fire Season in the Winds

This episode is our first episode as part of the up-and-coming 10cast network, and is brought to you by Mick Pryor, Edward Jones Financial AdvisorIn this episode of Rediscover the Winds, we explore wildfire season. We talk about the Great Yellowstone Fire of 1988. We...

Episode 10: Fremont County’s POW Camps with Cheryl O’Brien

Our tenth episode! Local historian Cheryl O'Brien joins the podcast to talk about her research on Wyoming's POW camp. This episode is mostly about Camp Dubois, but also talk about other camps in the State, including Riverton's POW camp. Cheryl's book on the subject...

Episode 9 — Dubois Industry

This episode is all about the railroad tie cutting industry that dominated the upper Wind River Valley. Kirsten takes us into the history of the hard working tie hacks that sent cut ties downriver to Riverton.Watch this space for upcoming events soon.

Riverton’s Industrial History

In this episode, Zach and Kirsten talk about just a few of the industries that made Riverton into the bustling small city that it is today. From fur trappers to irrigation to a massive mining boom that the uranium industry brought to the area, listen to find out how...

Episode 7: Lander’s Industry

Our seventh episode is all about Lander’s industrial history. Zach talks with Randy Wise from the Lander Pioneer Museum==================Upcoming Events==================4 May, 2019 - 1:00-2:30 PM - Lander Pioneer MuseumBailey Tire / Pit Stop Children’s Exploration...

Episode 6: Ethel Renner

In this final episode of our Women's History Month miniseries, we learn about Ethel Renner, a woman who survived boomtown mobsters and corrupt officials before taking refuge in the Great State of Wyoming----------------------Upcoming Events-----------------------11...

Episode 5 – Beulah Walker and Home on the Range

In this third episode of our Women's History Month miniseries, we look at the life of Beulah Laflan, a woman who moved to a homestead near Green Mountain in 1930 to prolong the health of her husband, who had been gassed in World War I....

Episode 4: Esther Hobart Morris

In this second episode of our Women's History Month miniseries, we talk about Esther Hobart Morris, the first female Justice of the Peace in the United States.----------------------Upcoming Events-----------------------11 April, 2019, 7:00 PM - Lander Pioneer...

Episode 3 – Wyoming: The Equality State

Rediscover the Winds is celebrating Women's History Month. In this first of four weekly mini-sodes, find out why Wyoming is called the Equality State.------------------------Upcoming Events------------------------9 Mar, 2019, 2:00 PM - Riverton MuseumBailey Tire / Pit...

Episode 2 – Life, Love and Family

In episode 2 of Rediscover the Winds, Kirsten and Zach talk about life, love, and family in Fremont County's past. We share one love story of a big city girl who moved west to teach in a remote town in Wyoming. Then, we look at some tender letters written by a local...

Episode 1 — Introduction

In this introductory episode of Rediscover the Winds, Zach and Kirsten walk you through three unique artifacts in the museums at the Fremont County Museum System.