Old Images of Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Historic Photos & Film

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An old photo of the City & County Building on 19th and Carey Avenue in Cheyenne, Wyoming
An old photo of the City & County Building on 19th and Carey Avenue in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The building was completed in 1919, built in the Classical Revival architectural style. Further development on the building took place in 1957. Photo held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Glimpse history through fascinating old images of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Cheyenne in 1882

Bird's-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882
Bird’s-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882. Unfortunately the scanned image is at too low a resolution to clearly display the list of company and organisaztion details. From the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of the building illustrations on the bird's-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882
Closeup of the building illustrations on the bird’s-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882. Illustrations of the County Hospital, the Court House, the Cheyenne Club House, the Opera House, and the Cheyenne Public Buildings were all shown. From the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an extract of the bird's-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882
Closeup of an extract of the bird’s-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882. From the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an extract of the bird's-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882
Closeup of an extract of the bird’s-eye view image of Cheyenne, Wyoming, published in 1882. From the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

State Capitol

An old photograph of the State Capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyoming
An old photograph of the State Capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyoming. From the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs held in the Photography Collection of the New York Public Library.

Cheyenne’s Carnegie Library

An old photograph of the Carnegie Public Library in Cheyenne, Wyoming
An old photograph of the Carnegie Public Library in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which was completed in 1902 and demolished in 1971. The impressive building contained a 240-seat auditorium, art gallery, two club rooms, and a 50,000 volume capacity stack room. From the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Annual Frontier celebration 1910

Black and white photo of the 1910 Annual Frontier Celebration in Cheyenne Wyoming
The first Cheyenne Frontier Day was held in 1897, and the annual event still draws in large crowds today to enjoy rodeo action and Western entertainment. This old photo shows participants in the event held in 1910. From the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an extract from the 1910 photo of the Cheyenne Frontier Day
Closeup of an extract from the 1910 photo of the Cheyenne Frontier Day, which is in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an extract from the 1910 photo of the Cheyenne Frontier Day
Closeup of an extract from the 1910 photo of the Cheyenne Frontier Day, which is in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an extract from the 1910 photo of the Cheyenne Frontier Day
Closeup of an extract from the 1910 photo of the Cheyenne Frontier Day, which is in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Cheyenne Rodeo 1972

Just over a minute long, this is a rare glimpse at a 1970s rodeo in Cheyenne.

1972 Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming – Vintage Bull & Bronco Riding – Vintage Video Clips on YouTube

F3 Tornado 1979

On July 16, 1979 an F3 tornado hit Cheyenne, Wyoming.

At the time, it was the largest tornado ever recorded in Wyoming.

It left one person dead, 37 injured, and hundreds of damaged homes meant over a thousand people suddenly found themselves homeless.

In this video, the 1979 Mayor of Cheyenne, Don Erickson, talks about his memories of that terrible event.

F3 tornado hits Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 16, 1979 – Cowboy State Daily on YouTube

Cheyenne’s Streets in 2017

Although this recorded 2017 drone flight doesn’t count as vintage footage, it does show many of Cheyenne’s historic buildings and a clear vision of the city’s layout.

Drone Cheyenne, Wyoming – James – BeBop on YouTube

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