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Encyclopedia > Laramie, Wyoming
City of Laramie
Downtown Laramie
Nickname: Gem City of the Plains
Location of Laramie shown within Wyoming
Location of Laramie shown within Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°18′46.54″N 105°35′14.11″W / 41.3129278, -105.5872528
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Albany County
Government
 - Mayor Klaus Hanson
Area
 - City  11.2 sq mi (28.9 km²)
 - Land  11.1 sq mi (28.8 km²)
 - Water  0.04 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation  7,165 ft (2,184 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 27,204
 - Density 2,442.5/sq mi (942.9/km²)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 82070-82073
Area code(s) 307
Named for French fur trapper Jacques Laramie
Website: www.ci.laramie.wy.us

Laramie is a city in and the county seat of Albany County in the U.S. state of Wyoming. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the city population was 27,204. Laramie, located in southeast Wyoming, on the Laramie River, is northwest of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287. It was first settled in 1868 with the coming of the Union Pacific Railroad, which crosses the Laramie River at Laramie. It is home to the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Technical Institute, and a branch of Laramie County Community College. Laramie Regional Airport serves Laramie. The ruins of Fort Sanders, an Army fort predating Laramie, lie just south of the city along Route 287. Laramie is known as the Gem City of the Plains. Located in the Laramie Valley between the Snowy Range and the Laramie Range, the city draws outdoor enthusiasts because of its abundance of outdoor activities. Downtown Laramie, Wyoming (taken Oct. ... 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History

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860s as a tent city near the Overland Trail stage route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad. By May 10, 1868, when the first train entered town, entrepreneurs were building more permanent structures, and Laramie soon had stores, houses, a school, and churches.[1] Overland Route or Overland Trail refers to the following travel routes: The Overland Trail (United States), the roughly parallel routes of the Overland Stage Line and First Transcontinental Railroad The Overland Route (Australia), a shipping route via the Suez Canal This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Poster announcing railroads opening The First Transcontinental Railroad was a transcontinental railroad in North America that was finished in 1869. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Laramie suffered initially from lawlessness. Its first mayor, M.C. Brown, resigned after three turbulent weeks in mid-1868, saying that the town was "ungovernable." However, through a series of lynchings and other forms of intimidation, vigilantes reduced the "unruly element" and established a semblance of law and order.[2]


In 1869, Wyoming was organized as Wyoming Territory, the first legislature of which passed a bill granting equal political rights to the women of the territory. In March 1870, five Laramie residents became the first women in the world to serve on a jury.[3] Also, since Laramie was the first town in Wyoming to hold a municipal election, on September 6, 1870, a Laramie resident was the first woman to cast a legal vote in the United States.[1] is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Early businesses included rolling mills, a tie treatment plant, a brick yard, a slaughterhouse, a brewery, a glass-blowing plant, and a plaster mill, as well as the railroad yards. In 1886, a plant to produce electricity was built.[1]


A bill signed by Governor Francis E. Warren established the University of Wyoming (UW) in 1886. Laramie was chosen as the site, and UW opened there in 1887. Under the terms of the Morrill Act, also known as the Land Grant College Act, UW added an agricultural college and experiment station in 1891.[4] The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy ranges. ... The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are pieces of US legislation which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges, which would be funded by the grant of federally-controlled land to each of the states which had stayed with the United States during the American Civil War. ...


The city gained worldwide notoriety in 1998 after the murder of Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming. Shepard was robbed, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die by Aaron James McKinney and Russell Arthur Henderson because of his sexuality. His murder caused an international outcry and was the subject of the award-winning play and movie The Laramie Project. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was fatally attacked near Laramie, on the night of October 6 – October 7, 1998 in what was widely reported by international news media as a savage beating because of his homosexuality. ... Matthew Shepard (December 1, 1976–October 12, 1998) was a college student who was brutally tortured and murdered in a hate crime. ... The Laramie Project is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, widely considered to be a hate crime motivated by homophobia (see the Shepard article for more on the incident). ...


In 2004, Laramie became the first city in Wyoming to prohibit smoking in enclosed workplaces, including bars, restaurants and private clubs. Opponents of the clean indoor air ordinance, funded in part by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, immediately petitioned to have the ordinance repealed. However, the voters upheld the ordinance in a citywide referendum which was conducted concurrently with the 2004 general election. The opponents then challenged the validity of the election in court, claiming various irregularities. However, the judge ruled that the opponents had failed to meet their burden of showing significant problems with the election, and the ordinance — which had become effective in April 2005 — remained in effect.[5] In August 2005, Laramie's City Council defeated an attempt to amend the ordinance to allow smoking in bars and private clubs. A local ordinance is a law usually found in a municipal code. ... The RJR Headquarters building (back left) in Winston Salem, NC was built prior to the Empire State Building, which was designed by the same architect. ...


Culture

Laramie has a reputation as being a Wild West town. The town today is slightly different. With Wyoming's only university, Laramie enjoys a college culture atmosphere during the school year, and a quiet quaint ghost-like town in the summer. The downtown area is full of historic buildings, housing, small shops, and cafés. The town has a highly educated population not only because of the presence of the University of Wyoming, but also because of Wyoming Technical Institute (WyoTech) and the Laramie County Community College. Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy ranges. ... Wyoming Technical Institute (Now known as WyoTech) is a for-profit college system founded in Laramie, Wyoming in 1966. ... Laramie County Community College is a community college in Laramie County, Wyoming. ...


Media

The Laramie Boomerang is Laramie's main newspaper. There is also the Branding Iron, a student-run newspaper for the University of Wyoming. The Laramie Boomerang is Laramie, Wyomings only daily newspaper. ... Branding irons Livestock branding in the American west has evolved into a complex marking system still in use today. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy ranges. ...


Geography and climate

The Medicine Bow (Snowy Range) Mountains are popular with Laramie's outdoor enthusiasts

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.9 km² (11.2 mi²). 28.8 km² (11.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.18%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Laramie is situated on a high plain between two mountain ranges: The Medicine Bow Range (known locally as the Snowy Range) 30 miles to the west and the Laramie Range five miles to the east. The city's elevation is approximately 7,165 feet (2,184 m) above sea level. The Laramie River runs through Laramie toward its confluence with the North Platte River east of the Laramie Range. Medicine Bow Mountains seen from U.S. Highway 287 in northern Colorado The Medicine Bow Mountains are a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. ... The Laramie Mountains are shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the state of Wyoming in the United States. ...


The city is about 41 miles (66 km) west of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and 113 miles (182 km) miles north of Denver, Colorado. Laramie lies along U.S. Route 30, Interstate 80, and U.S. Route 287, and it remains an important junction on the Union Pacific Railroad line. Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , County Laramie County Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City 57. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ...


Because of the high elevation, winters are long, and summers are short and relatively cool. There is no month of the year during which snow has never fallen in Laramie.


Laramie's total precipitation averages only about 10 inches (25 cm) a year, and the average number of rainy days per year is about 26. The city experiences a day that is 90 °F (32 °C) or warmer about once a year. The average temperature in January is 21 °F (-6 °C), and in July it is 64 °F (18 °C). Annual snowfall averages 42 inches (107 cm).

Weather averages for Laramie, Wyoming
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 33 (0) 35 (1) 39 (3) 51 (10) 61 (16) 72 (22) 80 (26) 79 (26) 71 (21) 59 (15) 42 (5) 35 (1) 55 (12)
Average low °F (°C) 9 (-12) 11 (-11) 16 (-8) 25 (-3) 34 (1) 42 (5) 48 (8) 47 (8) 38 (3) 29 (-1) 17 (-8) 12 (-11) 27 (-2)
Precipitation inch (cm) 0.4 (1) 0.4 (1) 0.6 (1.5) 0.8 (2) 1.4 (4) 1.2 (3) 1.5 (4) 1.2 (3) 0.7 (2) 0.7 (2) 0.6 (1) 0.3 (.5) 9.8 (25)
Source: Weatherbase[6] August 2007

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,204 people, 11,336 households, and 5,611 families residing in the city. The population density was 942.9/km² (2,442.5/mi²). There were 11,994 housing units at an average density of 415.7/km² (1,076.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.81% White, 1.24% African American, 0.89% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.89% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.94% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Like the rest of Wyoming, Laramie has a generally conservative and traditional reputation. However, the presence of the University of Wyoming gives the city a more eclectic and diverse population than many other cities in the region. There were 11,336 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.5% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.83. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 31.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $27,319, and the median income for a family was $43,395. Males had a median income of $30,888 versus $22,009 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,036. About 11.1% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Laramie has a council-manager form of government. The council, the city's legislative body, consists of nine members who serve overlapping four-year terms. The council members set policy, approve budgets, pass ordinances, appoint citizen volunteers to advisory boards, and oversee the city staff.[7] The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Two members of the council hold at-large seats, and seven are elected from city wards, one per ward. The council picks a mayor and vice-mayor once every two years at the first council meeting in January. On January 2, 2007, the members named Klaus Hanson mayor and Seth Carson vice-mayor. is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Laramie is the county seat of Albany County and houses county offices, courts, and the county library.


Education

Schools in Laramie include:

The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy ranges. ... Laramie High School is a high school (grades 10-12) in Albany County, Wyoming and is part of Albany County School District#1. ... Wyoming Technical Institute (Now known as WyoTech) is a for-profit college system founded in Laramie, Wyoming in 1966. ... Laramie County Community College is a community college in Laramie County, Wyoming. ...

Notable residents and natives

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Points of interest

Ames Monument The Ames Monument is a large pyramid dedicated to brothers Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, Jr. ... Como Bluff is a long ridge extending east-west, located about 6 miles between the towns of Rock River and Medicine Bow, Wyoming. ... Vedauwoo Rocks in winter The Vedauwoos are a collection of unique rock formations (Sherman Granite) located in south-eastern Wyoming, United States, near the city of Laramie. ... . Categories: Stub | Colorado geography | Wyoming geography | Rocky Mountains ...

References

  1. ^ a b c "Laramie History" Laramie Plains Museum. Retrieved on August 11, 2007.
  2. ^ "Chapter 3: Coming of Rails" Roberts, Phil (editor), University of Wyoming History Department, Readings in Wyoming History. Retrieved on August 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Chapter 4: Establishing the Territory and Granting Women Equal Rights Roberts, Phil (editor), University of Wyoming History Department, Readings in Wyoming History. Retrieved on August 11, 2007.
  4. ^ "Fact Book: Historical Highlights" University of Wyoming. Retrieved on August 12, 2007.
  5. ^ Laramie Smoking Ban Subject of Television Program Tuesday" University of Wyoming news release, October 16, 2006. Retrieved on August 10, 2007.
  6. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Laramie, United States of America. Weatherbase (2007). Retrieved on August 12, 2007.
  7. ^ "City Hall: City Council", City of Laramie. Retrieved on September 13, 2007.

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