Samuel Clevenger is currently a graduate student in history at the University of Wyoming, researching the influence of American frontier mythology on the postwar transformation of urban Denver. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Delaware, and has previously interned at the Delaware Historical Society and Homestead National Monument in Nebraska. Prior to coming to Wyoming, he worked as a high school tutor and college access advisor in Canton, Ohio.
James Edwards was one of the most successful African American homesteaders in the state of Wyoming. Born in Ohio on February 14, 1871, local tradition in Wyoming suggests that prior to venturing west, Edwards had served in an African American cavalry unit in Cuba, though … Read MoreJames Edwards (1871-1951)