Mustangs' Coming of Age : A History of Western Wyoming's Two-Year College, The
Appalled that only 20 percent of the 1957 Rock Springs High School graduates planned to attend college, Wyoming Legislator Elmer Halseth wrote a passionate editorial to the residents of Sweetwater County. In the June 12th edition of the Rock Springs Daily Rocket, he argued that the lack of a local college prevented many Sweetwater County students from advancing in social or economic status. Halseth insisted that depriving the region's youth of this opportunity was fundamentally unjust, and that it was not only the county residents' right, but their moral responsibility to create a place of higher ...
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