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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Presenting the 7th Annual Tour the Legend – Celebrating Women!

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CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board is hosting their Seventh Annual Tour the Legend, Historic Building Tour on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women and 150 Years of Suffrage. This tour serves as a fundraiser for the Board with funds used to match state and federal grants. These efforts have helped restore the Warren Rest House in Holiday Park, the Historic Airport Fountain, update and expand the Capitol North Historic District, and update the Downtown Historic District.

For only $25, tour goers can visit and see inside six historic properties to learn about the unique history and heritage of Cheyenne’s past. Tickets are being sold right now at several locations throughout town and are available online at cheyenneevents.org. If you want to purchase a ticket in advance, please visit the Corner Stop gas station at 901 W. Pershing Boulevard, Historic Governors’ Mansion at 300 E. 21st Street, Olympus Games and Comics at 1710 Central Avenue, or the Civic Center Box office. Tickets will also be sold the day of the event at any of the tour locations for $30. A trolley will be available the day of the event to take tour goers to each of the locations for free.

The buildings featured on this year’s tour are:

  • E. Mason Smith house (712 E 18th Street)
  • George Baxter house (719 E 17th Street)
  • Esther Hobart Morris house (2114 Warren Avenue)
  • Historic Governors’ Mansion (300 E 21st Street)
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (218 E 19th Street)
  • Nagle Warren Bed & Breakfast (222 E 17th Street)

Feel free to begin your tour at any of the locations mentioned above. The trolley will start at the parking lot of Laramie County Abstract and Title, located at 19th Street and Van Lennen Avenue.

These six locations all have connections to important women who have influenced the suffrage movement from Cheyenne to the National level. Esther Hobart Morris is given credit with getting women the right to vote in Wyoming; E. Mason Smith was the first female librarian in the country; Nellie Tayloe Ross lived at the Historic Governors’ Mansion while she served as the first female governor in the country; and the Nagle Warren served as the Young Women’s Christian Association for a period of time. Not only are the people important, the homes and buildings are very impressive and are worth a visit back in time.

For more information about the tour, contact Stephanie Lowe, City of Cheyenne Planning Department at 307-637-6305 or slowe@cheyennecity.org.

For more information about the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board, please visit the City’s website at www.cheyennecity.org/index.aspx?nid=216 or on Facebook.

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