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Welcome to Wyoming, Jack! Wheatland woman recalls JFK's Laramie visit

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2013

WHEATLAND - Kathy Anderson was about 10 years old when she saw the President in person.

She and four others rode 80 miles on a bus from a tiny schoolhouse in Garrett to the University of Wyoming to listen to John F. Kennedy speak.

Sept. 25 marked the 50th anniversary Kennedy's address at UW. Though her memory of the field trip isn't photographic, seeing the President is an event she never forgot.

She went to school at a country schoolhouse (the now-defunct Antelope Creek School, which is now a residential house and a meat-cutting facility) in Garrett, on the other side of Laramie Peak in northwest Albany County, until the eighth grade when she went to Wheatland. Anderson remembers driving down with students, parents and teachers to see the president speak.

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