Free Historic Photography of Laramie Open House @Ludwig Photography May 31 10 A-Noon

We greatly appreciate Ludwig Photography for hosting an open house featuring over a century of their family’s photography of the Laramie and Southeast Wyoming area. This free event runs from 10 AM – noon on Saturday, May 31 and is a neat opportunity to experience the history of Laramie up close.

Wyo Lifestyle magazine Fall 2013.indd

visit our website to purchase tickets

The open house is one of many events during the Food + Photo Festival in Laramie May 30 & 31. Other events include:

Friday, May 30 — Free Open House, Alice Hardie Stevens Center:  View photography submitted in the photo competition 7-10 PM

Saturday, May 31 — Free Open House, Historic Laramie Photography — Ludwig Photography:  10 AM – Noon

Saturday, May 31 — Learn How Altitude Makes a Great Local Beer + Beer Tasting — Altitude Chophouse & Brewery:  2-3 PM  $15/ticket

Saturday, May 31 — Wine Tasting — Laramie Country Club:  7-10 PM $30/ticket


We were lucky to feature Ludwig’s story in our Sprinter 2014 issue of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine. Below are some excerpts from the article showcasing the family’s story…

On a September day in 1905, photographer Henning Svenson stepped off the train in Laramie. Inspired by the West and looking for adventure, Svenson arrived in the frontier town with one dollar in his pocket and a quest to open a photography studio. The opportunities Wyoming offers to reinvent one’s self are not available elsewhere; in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that was even more the case than it is today. Svenson’s road to Laramie was not direct, however. Born in Kiel, Germany on July 16, 1879, Svenson served as a photographic apprentice to Ferdinand Urbahns from 1895-98. This was followed by work in retouching in Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris. Svenson attended the World’s Fair in Paris, where he met Amy DuPont, who encouraged him to come to work in her New York City studio. In 1902, Svenson immigrated to the United States, and created portraits of DuPont’s New York clientele before joining his brother in Iowa. The two brothers opened a photography studio, with Henning later setting out to open a branch out west. He traveled first to Denver, but found the city didn’t suit him; he boarded a train north, and the rest is history – well-photographed history, to be exact.

Svenson established a solid clientele and a reputation as the premier photography studio in the region. Henning and Marie’s family also grew to include three daughters, Helen, Aneleas and Lottie. The Chauncey Root Building burnt to the ground (with Svenson injured in the blaze) in 1910 due to a boiler explosion. The studio relocated to 314 South Second Street, above a pool hall, until Svenson built his permanent location on the corner of Third Street & Ivinson (where the studio sits today).


“My great-grandfather was unique in that he empowered his daughters to be a part of the family business,” Brande, who is the current owner of the family business, says. All three of Svenson’s daughters attended the University of Wyoming and worked in the studio. The older sisters became film developers; Lottie’s talent was capturing images alongside her father. Svenson Photography created tens of thousands of regional images annually, many used for postcards, father and daughter equally responsible for the work. Sadly, Henning Svenson died in 1932 at the age of 52 from lung complications, his daughters assuming the role of studio ownership and operations.

Eldest daughter Helen was the first to assume ownership of the studio. Lottie Svenson married Walter “Doc” Ludwig, and in 1943 the couple purchased the studio from Helen, renaming it Ludwig Photo Enterprises. Lottie played an equal and important role in the studio alongside her husband. “My grandmother was a progressive woman,” Brande says with a smile. “She raced motorcycles, wore pants, and even broke horses when she was a kid.”

Walter and Lottie Ludwig had one daughter, Carol, who had a sense of adventure like her mother and grandfather before her. In the 1940s, the family acquired a ranch on the Wyoming/Colorado border, and Carol embraced a love of ranching life and the West. She served as Miss Laramie Jubilee Days 1961 and first runner-up to Miss Rodeo Wyoming. She was one of the first women to climb Devils Tower, competed in slalom and was a ski instructor at Winter Park, using folk singing to finance her skiing obsession.

Carol married Bill Loyer, Ludwig Photo Enterprises’s Kodak Eastman representative at the time. The two honeymooned through Europe for a month before settling in New Jersey. However, the love of Wyoming called them home, and the two opened a studio branch in Cheyenne, working alongside Carol’s parents in the Laramie branch. The couple grew the business into a regional hub for both portrait photography and film developing. In 2005, 100 years after Svenson opened his studio, the Loyers’ daughter, Anne Brande, purchased the Laramie branch. Today, Brande focuses her business, Ludwig Photography, on capturing emotional portraiture of the individuals she not only counts as clients, but as friends.

The legacy of Henning Svenson lives on in the tens of thousands of priceless photos created by him and his descendants. For over 100 years, Anne Brande’s family has documented the growth and transformation of a frontier town in a romantic era. As she flipped through a series of prints during my interview, the flux between the Old West and the modern era was glaringly obvious. For example, one 1920s era photo of Second Street in Downtown Laramie showed a street full of Ford Model T’s and similar vehicles, both parked and driving – with a gentleman riding a horse right alongside them on the street.

“What I really love about Henning’s photography is that it was not staged,” Brande says. “He had a love of the West, but also an appreciation for industrialization and modern elements. He’d often image these two elements side-by-side, just as they appeared in real life.” Brande and I mused about the horse and rider in the image – this was no parade, this was an average day in Laramie in the 1920s. Did the rider refuse to give up his horse for an automobile? Could he not afford one? Or was he terrified at the thought of operating a piece of machinery versus relying upon his horse? When your rapidly changing world allows for both animal and machine to coexist, how does one process that transformation? Henning Svenson captured this and thousands of other moments like these – individuals who had witnessed the West, and were now standing by while it changed before their very eyes.  His images helped me understand the gravity of living in a rapidly changing world. Often times I think that our world today is rapidly changing, however when I consider the flux my great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents witnessed, I can appreciate the emotion of their experience.

With the historic significance of her family’s collection in mind, Brande has donated portions of the images to the American Heritage Center, a part of the University of Wyoming. The first half was valued at over $2 million, with another large portion recently appraised for almost $500,000 by Penelope Dixon & Associates. “I’ve been told that our collection is the only of its kind in the world both on a fine art basis and a social context,” Brande says. “It’s so vast and covers over 104 years and spans four generations, while also being well catalogued. It’s a very rare find.” The American Heritage Center’s collection of over 4,000 images can be viewed under ‘Ludwig-Svenson Studio Collection’ in the digital collections section on the AHC website. (

Brande and her family’s century of images have been a part of numerous projects throughout the years: from historical research to exhibits, from books and magazines to film. Ludwig Photography of Laramie and Portrait Artist Anne Brande continue to create emotional heirlooms for their clients, continuing the family tradition into the 21st century. Visit or visit the studio at 224 Ivinson Avenue in Downtown Laramie to meet Anne.

Winemaker’s Dinner Teams Table Mtn Vineyards + Altitude Chophouse in Laramie

click here for tickets & information on our Food + Photo Festival, May 30 & 31 in Laramie!

click here to vote for the People’s Choice in our photography competition! Voting closes May 28! 

Wyo Lifestyle magazine Fall 2013.indd

Table Mountain Vineyards creates amazing Wyoming wine, from the grapes to finished product — and you can sample their wine + a special menu at Altitude Chophouse & Brewery selected to perfectly accompany it. Join us for our Winemaker’s Dinner, part of our Food + Photo Festival, on May 30 at 6:30 PM. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time, and purchases close Thursday, May 29. Tickets are available on our website — click here!

The menu:


  • Mini crab cakes with roasted bell pepper aioli
  • Table Mountain Vineyards selection — Frontenac Gris


  • Mixed greens with fresh mozzarella, dried figs, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Table Mountain Vineyards selection — Cowgirl Blush


  • Penne pasta with vodka tomato cream sauce
  • Table Mountain Vineyards selection — Cowboy Reserve


  • Chicken marsala with fresh asparagus
  • Table Mountain Vineyards selection — Rooster Red


  • Chocolate thimbles filled with chocolate mousse
  • Table Mountain Vineyards selection — Cherry Rush

WY MAIN STREETS: Rawlins Wins National Award, Laramie Mural Project Competition

Poster copy small (2)

Wyo Lifestyle magazine Fall 2013.inddRawlins Receives National Main Street Award at Conference in Detroit

The Rawlins Downtown Development Authority/Main Street program received a One to Watch Award at this year’s National Main Streets Conference on May 18 in Detroit, Michigan.

The award recognizes exceptional communities working on very innovative projects, and that are poised on the cusp of major transformation. They exemplify the idea that any great Main Street is an ever-evolving work in progress and offer inspiration for other Main Street programs.  It is the first time the award has been given.  Middlesborough, Kentucky also received the One to Watch Award.

“Rawlins DDA/Main Street is thrilled to win the One to Watch Award. It recognizes all the hard work we have done through the organization,” said Pam Thayer, executive director of the Rawlins DDA/Main Street program.  “We could not have received the award without the amazing downtown merchants, the innovative property owners, the committed volunteers and the public and private support in the community.  It truly is an award for all.”

Detroit Award 1

Representatives from Rawlins, Wyo., stand to be recognized at the National Main Streets conference May 18 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo courtesy WY Main Street program)

In March, Rawlins was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), a coveted award that recognizes exceptional Main Street communities with successes that serve as a model for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization.  Rawlins’ nomination as a semifinalist for the GAMSA marked the first time a Wyoming Main Street community has been selected.  No community from the Rocky Mountain Region has previously won the GAMSA.

“The One to Watch Award is still an amazing recognition by the National Main Street organization and we could not be more proud of Rawlins for receiving this honor,” said Mary Randolph, executive director of the Wyoming Main Street program.  “The Rawlins community has worked so hard and is very deserving of this prestigious award.”

According to Thayer, over the past several years Rawlins  has seen many successes including: A drop in the downtown’s building vacancy rate from 45 percent to 10 percent; nearly 25,000 volunteer hours in the program since its inception in 2006, which equals an in-kind contribution to the program of $523,807; and 55 private and public rehabilitation projects completed.  The total dollars reinvested in the downtown district since 2008 is about $7.2 million; and for every dollar the Rawlins DDA/Main Street incurred in costs there was a return of $9.56 returned to the downtown district.

Detroit Award 2

Rawlins DDA/Main Street members received the One to Watch award on May 18 at the National Main Streets Conference in Detroit, Mich.  (L-R)Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Pat Robbins, south central regional director for the Business Council; Eddie Archuleta, City Council, City of Rawlins; Mary Randolph, executive director of the Wyoming Main Street program;  Charel Coleman, Rawlins DDA/Main Street; Kacey Caldwell, Rawlins DDA/Main Street; Adam Mendenhall, Rawlins DDA/Main Street; Pam Thayer, executive director of the Rawlins DDA/Main Street program; Karen Fate, Senior BRC/CFP Grant & Loan Specialist at the Business Council; Patrice Frey, president and CEO of the National Main Street Center; Barbara Sidway, chair, National Main Street Center Board of Directors. (Photo courtesy WY Main Street program)

For more information about the Wyoming Main Street program, contact Mary Randolph at 307.777.6430 or  For information about the Rawlins DDA/Main Street program contact Pam Thayer at 307.328.2099 or

The Wyoming Main Street program was established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2004. The National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, emphasizes a four-point approach to revitalization:  economic restructuring, design, organization and promotion.

The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit

Laramie Main Street Announces Laramie Mural Project Naming Competition!

Mural Contest May June 2014

Mountain West Track & Field Championships at UW

visit our website & read the current issue

The University of Wyoming Track & Field program has hosted the Outdoor Track & Field Championships – and they wrap up this weekend! The snow is melting and the games are fierce – if you’re in Laramie this weekend, check it out!

ART IN WYOMING: Plein Air Elk Refuge, The Culture Trip Visits Cheyenne, GTNP Art, Laramie Mural Project

Click the image at left for tickets, info, schedule & more for our Food & Photo Festival, May 30 & 31 in Laramie!


Plein Air Painters at Natl Elk Refuge Visitor Center May 13

A group of painters will use the backdrop of the National Elk Refuge as artistic inspiration on Tuesday, May 13, giving visitors an opportunity to watch and ask questions as the artists create their works.

The artists are part of the Teton Plein Air Painters, a group of artists who meet once a week from May – October in the Teton environs. Starting with two people during the summer of 2012, the group now has a communication list of over seventy. Typically, three to ten people are onsite to paint, referencing the landscape for motifs. Art mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink.

The group will spread out in the area of the visitor center, located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. Weather permitting, likely locations will include the visitor center lawn, the covered upper deck of the facility, and the remote viewing deck across the lawn next to the wetlands area. Current visitor center hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, but visitors are welcome to stroll through the grounds after hours to enjoy the art session.

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is used to describe painting done in an outdoor setting. The artists paint natural light, using color to define form. Depending on the light and weather, plein air paintings are generally done in one session. Artists may add final touches to their work once back in the studio. For additional information on the Teton Plein Air Painters and Tuesday’s session, contact Bobbi Miller, Facilitator, at 307 / 543 2910.

Artful Hand Gallery

Cheyenne’s 10 Contemporary Art Galleries: Wyoming Art Guide on The Culture Trip

Click the title above to connect with The Culture Trip and their review of contemporary art galleries in Cheyenne. They write, “Though Wyoming is known for its rural landscapes and cowboy character, its capital, Cheyenne, named for the Native American people of the Great Plains, is culturally diverse and heavily populated. We examine the budding cultural scene of this Western state with a look at the top ten galleries in its largest city.”

Grand Teton National Park: American Indian Guest Artists 2014 Program in Grand Teton National Park

Provided by Grand Teton National Park

MOOSE, WY —For the past 39 years, artisans from diverse American Indian tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms in Grand Teton National Park. This annual program provides visitors a chance to gain greater appreciation and understanding of Indian cultures that are still alive and active today.

Participating artists demonstrate and share the cultural traditions of their tribes through art forms such as painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase.

May 11 – 26 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Beadwork & Flint Knapping
May 27 – June 2 Amanda Coby Shoshone Beadwork & Weaving
June 3 – 9 Kelly Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Drums, Antler & Hide Items
June 10 – 16 Guillermo Martinez Tarascan-Apache Handmade Flutes & Drums
June 17 – 23 Kelly Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Drums, Antler & Hide items
June 24 – 30 Ted Moran S’Klallam Northwest Coastal Carving
July 1 – 7 DG House Cherokee Painting & Printmaking
July 8 – 14 Andrea Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork & Painting
July 15 – 21 Monte Yellowbird Arikara/ Hidatsa Ledger Art
July 22 – 28 Gale Self Choctaw Silver & Turquoise Jewelry
July 29 – August 4 Lovey Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork, Jewelry & Art Work
August 5 – 11 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone Beadwork & Flint Knapping
August 12 – 18 Paul Hacker Choctaw Ledger Art, Knives & Flutes
August 19 – 25 Jola LaBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork & Other Crafts
August 26 – Sept.  1 Josie Broncho Shoshone/Paiute Beadwork
September 2 – 8 Nancy Nacki & Clyde Hall Shoshone Beadwork, Silver & Pottery
September 9 – 15 Maynard White Owl Nez Perce/ Cayuse Beadwork
September 16 – 22 DG House Cherokee Painting & Printmaking
September 23 – 29 Guillermo Martinez  Tarascan-Apache  Handmade Flutes & Drums
Sept. 30 – Oct. 13 Debbie and Willy LaMere Shoshone Beadwork & Flint Knapping

Laramie Main Street Alliances Downtown Mural Project Naming Contest

Join the Laramie Main Street Alliance in celebrating the fourth year of the Laramie Mural Project!

Now through the end of June, take a selfie with your favorite mural and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #laramiemural for a chance to win mural themed merchandise!

Then, visit the artists painting behind Altitude (starting next week) and suggest a name for our new mural! You can post your suggestions to our Facebook page, “Downtown Laramie” or email them to

Suggestions will be compiled by the artists and the top three will be posted the first week of June with voting opened up to the public. The name will be announced at our dedication party for the mural on Friday, June 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. behind Altitude Chophouse, 320 S. 2nd Street.

For more information about the Laramie Mural Project, visit: or call 307-760-3355.

Beauty & the Beast Rodeo in Ten Sleep + Special Beauty & Beast Gear from Outlaw Rodeo Wear!

visit our website & read the current issue

Click the Food & Photo Festival image to be connected with our festival schedule & ticket sales!

UPDATES ON THE BEAUTY & THE BEAST RODEO!!  Check out the update from the Beauty & the Beast Rodeo held in Ten Sleep over Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 24, 2014! Call 307.366.2311 for more info – and visit their website at

Bulls and bareback are full! Barrel racing still open: prizes to 6th place and $1000 added money! Kids events: barrel racing and mutton bustin’. WILD HORSE RACE!!

AND!!! Outlaw Rodeo Wear is offering a limited edition Beauty & the Beast hoodie for $35. Know anyone that might like to have one? Check out this special & lots more cute western wear for the whole family at!

Visit our shopping listing to learn more about Outlaw Rodeo Wear & to see more samples of their work!


MADE IN WYOMING – Rawhide Studio

We are thrilled to team with the Wyoming Business Council to feature a Wyoming First business every week on our blog! Wyoming First is a program that promotes Wyoming member businesses. Visit their website (click here) to learn more about this service — and if you are a Wyoming business who’s not a member, be sure to inquire about membership! There are many benefits!

This week we are featuring Rawhide Studio of Cheyenne

David & Georgia Rowswell, Rawhide Studio @ Artful Hand Gallery, 301 E 1st Ave, Cheyenne, WY  82001

(307) 229-5183

David and Georgia Rowswell are the owners and designers behind Rawhide Studio, which began as a way to use small scraps of rawhide left from some of Dave Rowswell’s sculpture and chair webbing projects. Dave experimented with a few designs, made a piece for his wife Georgia and began showing his jewelry to several friends who encouraged him to keep at it. That was just last year! The designs and business has really taken off since then!

Dave and Georgia are both artists and have collaborated on many projects. Rawhide Studio is no different. Dave makes the jewelry and does most of the designing. Georgia wears many hats as the studio manager, photographer, online store developer and bookkeeper!

They welcome custom orders and will work with each customer to make their ideas a reality.

Rawhide Studio jewelry can be purchased locally at Wyoming Home, online at, and by appointment at the studio, Artful Hand Gallery. On the website is also a listing of stores and galleries around the state and region. Their jewelry is handmade one at a time but still priced right at $19 to $48 dollars.

Rawhide Studio focuses on contemporary Western design, using a traditional material in a new way. Rawhide is very lightweight, durable, and translucent. Because it is a natural material, no two pieces are exactly alike! Own a piece and you’ll be ”Ahead of the Herd in Jewelry Style.”




Photography Opportunities in Wyoming!

visit our website & read the current issue


Our 2014 Food & Photo Fest hits Laramie May 30 & 31! Check our website for tickets to any of our wide variety of events…plus, our photography competition deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 4 at midnight! Guidelines online – and email with any questions!

Proceeds benefit Black Dog Animal Rescue of Southeast Wyoming!

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 30

6:30:  Winemaker’s Dinner, Altitude Chophouse & BreweryFeaturing a special menu designed by Altitude & Table Mountain Vineyards and TMV wine — limit 50 tickets $45/ticket

7 – 10 PM:  Decadent Desserts Night, Alice Hardie Stevens CenterEnjoy yummy desserts and view our photography competition entries! $25/ticket, $15/ticket for children 10 & younger

Saturday, May 31

9 – 11 AM:  Outdoor Photography Workshop with Cliff Cox & Dana Gage Utilizing structures found throughout Downtown Laramie, with and without models. Focusing on composition, lighting and the uses of depth of field. Hands on course for all levels of experience. Limit 20 students. $25/ticket — or participate in all 3 photography classes for $60

10 AM -12 PM:  Historical Photography of Svenson, Ludwig & Brande families, Ludwig Photography Studio — FREEExperience the history & beauty of Wyoming – featuring over a century of work by generations of the Svenson, Ludwig & Brande families.


10 AM – 12 PM:  Edible Art with Sweets Cakes & Pastry — Learn how to create visually appealing desserts & edible art through hands-on instruction led by the lovely & talented ladies at Sweets Cakes & Pastry! Students also bring home something delicious to enjoy. Class limit 10. $45/ticket


11 AM -12 PM: Wine Tasting, Pairing & More Priceless Knowledge with Table Mountain Vineyards’ Patrick Zimmerer — FREE! Want to learn more about wine from the Wyoming wine expert? Learn the nuances of wine production, tasting and pairing with your favorite foods. Please RSVP at no charge on our website for this event to help us plan facility needs!

1 – 3 PM:  Beauty & Fashion Photography with Ken Stoecklin of Beartooth Photography — Beauty/Fashion/ Hi Key lighting & shooting for the composite; all done with speedlights and quick but effective retouching; with student participation. $25/ticket — or participate in all 3 photography classes for $60

2 – 3 PM:  What Makes a Great Beer Local – and Amazing? with Altitude Chophouse & Brewery’s Brew Master — Love a great beer – but unsure how it becomes so awesome? Learn about the ingredients of beer, how ingredients are resourced, and what makes Altitude’s great beer local. Impress all your fellow party-goers at the next dinner party or beer fest. And of course…tasting is included. Class limit 20. $15/ticket

2 – 4 PM:  Centerpiece Arranging 101 with Fresh Flower Fantasy — Learn the art of creating a beautiful centerpiece for your next dinner party! Hands on instruction & a beautiful arrangement of your creation to take home led by Fresh Flower Fantasy. Class limit 15. $35/ticket

3 – 5 PM:  Post Processing Photography Course with Chuck Egnaczak — Chuck is a regular to teaching and photography, with an expertise in post processing. Max class size of 20 students. $25/ticket or $60 for all 3 photography courses

Dinner is Served – in Laramie! Enjoy dinner at Laramie establishments — we’ve invited Laramie restaurants to provide a special deal for our Wine & Photo Gala ticket holders on May 31… Eat out before you come & party with us! Keep checking our website festival page for updates on restaurants providing specials across Laramie!

7 – 10 PM:  Wine & Photography Gala — Sample delicious wines, hors d’oeuvres & desserts. Silent auction will be held to benefit Black Dog Animal Rescue of Southeast Wyoming. $45/ticket or $80/couple.

Beau Johnston presents Lightroom Workflow Overview Workshop – Casper

We were thrilled to brag on the talented Beau Johnston in our current Sprinter 2014 issue of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine! His upcoming event is definitely one to check out if you’re in the Casper area…

Monday, May 5, 7:30 – 8 :30 PM
Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation — 2211 King Blvd, Casper
FREE event

Beau will be presenting the workflow he uses when editing photographs to the Casper Photography Association. This will cover how he imports images into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, utilize metadata, organize and rank his photographs, edit photographs in the Develop module, and export images for printing and online use.

Visit the event page on Facebook to RSVP and ask questions

From Wyoming Author Bill Sniffin:  New book features Wyoming’s favorite places – here is your chance to participate

Your area along with other places all over Wyoming will be featured prominently in a new book planned for distribution this fall.

The coffee table book  MyWyoming: Stories and Photos of 101 Fascinating Places is by Bill Sniffin.  It is the followup to the very successful book published in 2012 called Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders. Format for the new book will be similar to the old book including 30-plus photographers and 14 foldout photos that are 13”x30” in size.

Sniffin is soliciting stories and photos from people all over the state for inclusion in the new book. Persons should send stories about their favorite places to or send to PO Box 900, Lander, WY 82520. Editors will try to match up the stories with beautiful photos of that area. Stories will be 150 to 500 words in length.

Persons with outstanding photos of Wyoming are encouraged to submit them, too. They will be paid for the use of their photos.

Top-notch Wyoming photographers like Dewey Vanderhoff, Woody Wooden, Randy Wagner, Dan Hayward and Scott Copeland were included in the last book and will be featured again in the new book.

The earlier book sold 14,000 copies over a 15-month period, making it one of the best-selling books in Wyoming.