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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Cowboy Carnegies featured in Thermopolis Saturday

THERMOPOLIS – The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW), along with the Hot Springs County Museum will be celebrating historic Carnegie libraries around Wyoming with a traveling exhibit and tour this Saturday.

 

March 9, 2018



THERMOPOLIS – The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW), along with the Hot Springs County Museum will be celebrating historic Carnegie libraries around Wyoming with a traveling exhibit and tour this Saturday.

Built in 1917, the Carnegie Library in Thermopolis, located at 328 Arapahoe Street, is one of 16 Carnegie library buildings built in Wyoming, financed by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. At one time the richest man in America, Carnegie began financing community libraries in 1883.

With small grants of around $12,000, Carnegie provided the building and furniture to any community that requ...



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