Ghosts & Cottonwoods
Trees say people live here; ghosts say they used to. Laramie's most famous ghost stories feature people who lived during its early days as a railroad camp and home of the Territorial Prison. Some cottonwoods can live for a century, and they, like ghosts, serve as a connection to the past. However, though cotton fills the sky like a flock of spirits each year, the seeds within represent Laramie's future--a place where trees drive their roots into hard soil, hoping for water. The line work Tessa used in her response piece has an emergent quality. Just as a story changes and grows through its oral ...
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