U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
|Release Date: 05/29/09|
Trails Center Showcases Traveling Exhibit: A View from Center Street
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is currently showcasing photographs from Casper photographer Thomas Carrigen. The exhibit, "A View from Center Street," will display through June 29, 2009.
"The exhibit provides a fascinating glimpse of Casper and its people between 1920 and 1940," said NHTIC Director Mike Abel.
Some of the photographs in the exhibit include the following: The Natrona County High School ROTC group, photographed in 1929, the Natrona County High girls’ swim team, from 1930, the Casper Tribune marble champion, from 1933, and Wenner’s Bakery, photographed in 1936.
The photographs were preserved by the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Department. The exhibit photographs can also be seen in the book, "A View from Center Street," published by the McMurray Foundation and is currently on loan from Fort Caspar Museum courtesy of Museum Manager Rick Young.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The NHTIC is operating on summer hours, and is currently open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.
Note to media: click on the images to download a full-size version suitable for printing.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 05-29-2009|
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