From the July 4, 1929 News Record
Business is good on the Burlington. A special passenger train passed through Gillette Monday morning, carrying overflow passengers that could not be accommodated on train No. 41. The special train carried 125 eastern “dudes” bound for Sheridan dude ranches, which is but one contingent of “dudes” who will patronize these unique Wyoming resorts this summer. The regular passenger trains are getting longer as the days get hotter and tourist traffic increases. Express business is also on the increase, Pacific Coast berries and other fruit are now taxing the capacity of the express companies. In addition to the dude ranches, the Custer Battlefield is a leading drawing card for tourists. The Burlington has erected a log cabin where the line passes the battlefield and here are displayed Indian curios. Trains 41 and 42 stop for 10 minutes daily at the cabin and a number of Crow Indians stage a war dance for the edification of the “tenderfeet.”
From the July 18, 1963 News Record
An unusual mishap Monday caused many people to be called along Douglas Highway south of Gillette to fight grass fires. A blown-out tire on an air compressor outfit reportedly came off and the rim spread sparks into the borrow pit from about six miles south of Gillette until it was stopped at the Study Wrecking yards a mile south of the city limits. Several fires in the five-mile distance from the borrow pit on the west side of the road destroying an estimated 100 acres of range land and fields. Urgent calls over radio station KIML brought firefighting equipment from local oil industry companies such as Halliburton, Dowe and Paul’s Truck and Tractor. The B Bar B Buffalo ranch 38 miles south of Gillette also sent a fire fighting rig. The promptness of local oil companies in sending firefighting equipment was credited with preventing what could have been a severe range fire.
From the July 26, 1977 News Record
Two former employees of Foster Lumber Co. have been charged with embezzlement of more than $3,000 in lumber from the Gillette firm. Danny James Rader, 28, Gillette and Richard Lee Schneider, 19, Gillette, were arraigned on the charges late Monday and were released on $5,000 recognizance bonds. The charges stem from the alleged theft of materials from the firm over a two-to-three-month period while the men were employed by Foster Lumber. According to Campbell County Undersheriff Gerald Richards, the pair allegedly took the lumber to Casper where it was sold to contractors at reduced prices. The counts against the men are felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison with restitution of the property or its value possible.