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Release Date: 07/14/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Hosts Professor Phil Roberts for a Presentation on Prohibition

The Prohibition Era in Wyoming will be the lively topic addressed by University of Wyoming Professor of History Phil Roberts on Saturday, July 19 at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper (NHTIC).

Beginning at 7 p.m.  Professor Roberts will reveal the interesting and sometimes amusing details of enforcement activities that touched virtually every citizen of Casper, Natrona County, and Wyoming during the illegal trafficking of alcohol in the United States from 1920 to 1933.

Professor Roberts is co-author with his brothers David and Steven of the popular Wyoming Almanac, an exhaustive collection of historic facts from the Cowboy State, now in its seventh edition, marking 25 years of service to students of Wyoming history.

The public is invited to hear this fascinating free presentation at the NHTIC, located at 1501 North Poplar in Casper. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited. For more information please call Reid Miller at (307) 261-7781 or the Trails Center Information Desk at (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

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 Center is currently operating on seasonal hours, and is open Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 07-14-2014