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  • Cartographic Collapse 

    Contributor:Zhorov, Irina
    In the essay that accompanies this map, I write: One maps one's fears, one's desires: old maps teem with monsters and maelstroms lying low in the waters that lead to promised lands. Modern maps only chart these same interests ...
  • Landmarks, Landscape 

    Contributor:Booms, Katie
    Here in Wyoming we're surrounded by these famously beautiful mountains, and the natural environment seems to be integral to Laramie's character. So started thinking of Laramie as an outward facing city, looking out toward ...
  • Velocity, Ferocity, and the Gem City 

    Contributor:Kelley, Chavawn
    Laramie began with the arrival of the railroad in 1868 and a succession of transcontinental routes followed, most notably the Lincoln Highway and I-80. The bullet hole in the mirror of the Buckhorn Bar has always seemed ...
  • Saloons and Salons 

    Contributor:Pham, Jacklynn
    I created saloons and salons as one way of directly subverting the narrative of Laramie as a wild western town, by showing that Laramie has 23 bars, but 34 beauty salons, a contrast to the idea of a hearty, rough and tumble, ...
  • Many Homes : Five American Indians Maps Wyoming 

    Contributor:Gunther, Kristen
    There are numerous connections between the University of Wyoming and the American Indian tribes present in this region. In fact, the University is currently in the process of inventorying all of the various ways in which ...
  • Racks and Rifles 

    Contributor:Gunther, Kristen
    One aspect unifies all branches of taxidermy. It strives to create the appearance of life in that which is unequivocally dead. And the life represented is always eternally stilled, whether or not it bears its fangs, whether ...
  • Female Trouble 

    Contributor:Herbinson, Kelly
    Hi, my name is Kelly Herbinson and I created the concept for the map. The theme is undervalued female labor in Wyoming both by nurses and ants. I was startled to learn that Wyoming currently has the widest gender wage gap ...
  • Wild Wild East 

    Contributor:Osofsky, Luling
    This map aims to highlight the surprising prevalence in range of Asian traces found in Laramie. Laramie's downtown is dotted with a handful of Asian restaurants as well as studios for yoga, martial arts and acupuncture. ...
  • Ghosts & Cottonwoods 

    Contributor:LeClair, Tasha
    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 ...
  • Geography of Strays : A 2010 Census 

    Contributor:McCarney, Mary Kate
    Laramie animal control keeps an arrival log that includes an entry for every animal in residence. Each page of this log features 32 one-line entries for 32 incoming animals. The 2010 log is 40 pages long. My map takes this ...
  • Quarries and Climbs 

    Contributor:Wright, Paula
    In local climbing lore, legend persists of a Vedauwoo hermit who resided amongst the lichen-speckled granite domes for several summers in the late 1940's or early 1950's. The hermit likely climbed many routes without ...
  • Cold War, Warm Planet 

    Contributor:Flagg, Kathryn
    Cold War, Warm Planet juxtaposes the extent of beetle kill in southwestern Wyoming's forest with the locations of decommissioned nuclear missile silos. These silos were originally home to the Atlas missiles installed in ...
  • Apple A Day, An 

    Contributor:Hagy, Alyson
    I want to make a map of things that are hard to nurture in Laramie. Why does it seem like it's hard to find a doctor here? Why are fruit trees so precious to us? Why do so many people in Wyoming seem to hate the affordable ...
  • Birds, Birding, and Birders 

    Contributor:Dema, Tsering
    Laramie, with its large expansive sagebrush, aspens, conifers and riparian habits is a haven for numerous birds. The waterfowls and shore birds swim and wade in the ponds, rivers and lakes of Laramie. Others like falcons, ...