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Laramie

(lâr`əmē), city (1990 pop. 26,687), seat of Albany co., SE Wyo., on the Laramie River; inc. 1874. It is a commercial, railroad, and industrial center for a livestock and timber region. Laramie has railyards, sawmills, a cement factory, and meat-storage facilities. Other industries produce beverages, cabinets, and computer software. Tourism is an important economic activity; the city is surrounded by mountain ranges and many ski, hunting, and fishing areas. The city is the seat of the Univ. of Wyoming. Laramie was settled in 1868 with the arrival of the railroad and grew with the development of the surrounding ranch country and local mining enterprises. It is headquarters for the Medicine Bow National Forest. Nearby is the site of Fort Sanders, established in 1866 to protect the Overland TrailOverland Trail,
any of several trails of westward migration in the United States. The term is sometimes used to mean all the trails westward from the Missouri to the Pacific and sometimes for the central trails only.
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 and workers on the Union Pacific RR.
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Currently, the Laramie campus is the only location where classes are available.
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Written by the Tectonic Theater Project, "The Laramie Project," directed by Pat Avery, tells the true story of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was murdered in 1998 in Laramie, Wyo.
According to Par Pacific, a significant portion of the operations acquired are directly adjacent to existing Laramie operations with the potential for meaningful cost savings upon consolidation.
"Though the rules were complex, the art of spectating is an easy one to bluff, and Laramie could be convincing when called upon, to the point where even he himself had felt sincerely rapt.
The company is opening a limestone quarry and fine grind plant, and in the process of permitting a lime plant about seven miles north of Laramie, off U.S.
Texas Allied Petroleum Incorporated, a company that manages exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the Texas Gulf Coast Area, the mid-continent, and Louisiana state waters, has reworked its Cooper Cove, Herrick and Little Laramie fields in Wyoming.
The Laramie Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) plans to create a transit site with rail access for local businesses south of the city.
It WAS MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO THAT THE MEMBERS of the Tectonic Theater Project visited Wyoming, in the weeks and months after the murder of Matthew Shepard, to write The Laramie Project.
The messenger, the phone line, and the span wire all passed from the USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) to us.
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today announced that it now owns a 3% overriding royalty interest in a 1,987 acre mineral field in Laramie County, Wyoming.