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Nickerson presents ‘Wyoming, the Railroad State’

SHERIDAN — Greg Nickerson will present “Wyoming, the Railroad State” Thursday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Nickerson will talk about Wyoming’s railroad history.

The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, economy and politics of Wyoming.

When the Chicago Burlington and Quincy built across the northern part of the state in the 1890s, a similar transformation took place.

Nickerson is a historian, writer and filmmaker from Big Horn. He has a master’s degree in history from the University of Wyoming.

This talk is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

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