From the Dec. 6, 1934 News Record:
Thirty pioneer residents of this section of Wyoming met at the Noble tea room last evening and perfected the organization of the Pioneer Dutch Oven Club, which will seek to keep alive the memories of bygone days and preserve for history a record of early day events which took place in northeastern Wyoming. Officers elected to head the club for the next year are Nels Martin, president; Robert Davis, vice president; Mrs. May Davis, secretary-treasurer; W.D. Rooney, camp storyteller; and Mrs. B.C. Noble, historian. Interspersed throughout the business discussion and interesting reminiscences of the old timers present was music furnished by a string quartet. A typical setting was arranged on a large log table placed in the center of the tea room. A camp fire, realistic through the use of red lights, blazed amid a setting of pine boughs. Nearby could be seen an axe, coffee pot, dutch oven and other cooking utensils.
From the Dec. 19, 1968 News Record:
“It is wonderful to celebrate my 100th birthday”, said Mrs. India Pickering of Gillette, and her family agrees it was a wonderful occasion. She received flowers from friends and relatives and a birthday greeting from President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sen. Gale McGee, and Sen. Clifford P. Hanson as well as a personal call from Ed Hunter, Social Security field representative. Born in Indiana, Dec. 12, 1868, to William and Mary Richardson, her family moved to Buffalo, Mo., when she was only a year old. India Richardson met and married Sam Hite in 1888. They lived in Buffalo until 1901, when they moved with six of their children by covered wagon to Caremore, Okla., and moved into a log cabin on a farm. The only time India has ever been afraid is when she heard a screech owl and thought it was an attack on their Oklahoma farm after some Indian trouble. She lived in Wichita, Kan., until 1947, when she came to live with her daughter, Grace Hudson, in Gillette.
From the Dec. 10, 1982 Campbell County Record:
The new Wyoming license plates could give lemons a good name. That’s the opinion of Campbell County Treasurer Shirley Study. But they still go on sale Jan. 3 and must be displayed by March 1. They’re a mess,” Study said. They’re tinnier, and the horse isn’t embossed. The new plates, the first issued to Wyoming motorists and trailer owners since 1978, have brown lettering on a golden-yellow background. Although she acknowledges that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and some people may like the combination, Study feels the background color makes the plates uglier than the brown and off-white ones of the past five years. The famous rider and bucking horse that adorned Cowboy State license plates for generations is still there, but the forms are no longer raised above the background on automobile plates. But the real problem for the treasurer’s office has been the condition in which many of the plates arrived. Some of the consecutive numbers are missing, while some envelopes contained only one plate instead of two. Other plates were stuck together and when treasurer’s office personnel peeled them apart, the paint peeled off one and stuck to the back of the other. Some of the numbers weren’t painted well enough to be recognized easily.