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Laramie Essential Info

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Laramie is a city in Southeast Wyoming. It is home to the University of Wyoming.

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  1. White Hall, on the University of Wyoming’s campus in Laramie, is the tallest building in the state. The 12-story dormitory is 200 feet high.
  2. Dating back to 1886, the Laramie County Library System is the oldest county library system in the country.
  3. The state’s oldest bar is Buckhorn Bar and Parlor in Laramie. It was established all the way back in 1900, just ten years after Wyoming became a state.
  4. Laramie was named for Jacques LaRamie, a French or French-Canadian trapper who disappeared in the Laramie Mountains in the late 1810s and was never heard from again.
  5. In 2004, Laramie became the first city in Wyoming to pass a law to prohibit smoking in enclosed workplaces, including bars, restaurants and private clubs.

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