Let's Talk Wyoming: From Textbook Controversies of 1948-49 to Celebrating Veterans Day

Let's Talk Wyoming

Nov 10 2023 • 26 mins

Ever wondered how your textbooks pass the litmus test of what's subversive or un-American? Walk with me, Mark Hamilton, as we journey through the intriguing history of textbook censorship at the University of Wyoming in the late 1940s, bringing to light the courageous stand taken by individuals like Millward Simpson, Tracy McCracken, and Torrington Dennis. We'll also examine an unexpected campus incident that, instead of inciting discord, gave rise to beneficial outcomes like the formation of the American Studies program and the assurance of academic freedom for faculty members.

Hold on as we celebrate the highs and lows of Wyoming's sports scene, from the Border War's exciting victory to the triumphs of the high school volleyball championships. Experience the thrill of gearing up for the upcoming winter sports season while savoring the last days of the pleasant 60-degree weather. And as winter approaches, we'll take a moment to remember the sacrifices of our veterans on November 11th and rejoice in Montana's 134th birthday on November 8th. So, sit back, relax, and let's explore the essence of the 'code of the west' together as we navigate this fascinating voyage.

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