Navigation Menu
University of Wyoming lab school

University of Wyoming lab school



History:

The city of Laramie is located in Albany County, Wyoming. Albany County was organized on December 16, 1868 from Laramie County in the Dakota Territory. On May 19, 1869, the territory’s government was formally organized.

Laramie has a population of approximately 28,000 residents. It is located west of Cheyenne, Wyoming along the Laramie River. Laramie was once the location of Fort Sanders.

Laramie is named after Jacques LaRamie, a French-Canadian trapper. Mostly all of the landmarks that are designated “Laramie” are named after him including the Laramie River, Fort Laramie, Mount Laramie, and more. The city itself sprung up following construction of the Union Pacific nearby. It was a “tent city” originally along the Overland Trail.

As with many early railroad towns, Laramie was rather hard to govern and suffered from lawlessness. The first mayor, M.C. Brown resigned after only 3 weeks in office, stating that the city was “ungovernable”. Tales of gunfights and lynchings are abundant in Laramie’s early history.

The University Lab (Prep) School opened its doors on September 6, 1887. It is one of the oldest preparatory schools still in existence in the state of Wyoming. In 1906, a normal training school was established and elementary students began to attend the University Lab School. Preparatory work was abandoned however, in 1909. In 1914 it became the University High School but in 1973, the High School was eliminated. Since then, the University Prep School has been educating students through the ninth grade (including elementary and middle school students).

Paranormal Reports:

Reports of strange noises and feelings of uneasiness particularly in the library and the girls’ bathroom on second floor.

Resources:

McGraw, N. (2007). University of Wyoming Lab School (Prep), Laramie, WY. Retrieved November, 21, 2009 from http://genforum.genealogy.com/wy/albany/messages/44.html

Wikipedia (2009). Albany County, Wyoming. Retrieved November 21, 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County,_Wyoming

Wikipedia (2009). Laramie Wyoming. Retrieved November 21, 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie,_Wyoming

Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved August 11, 2008 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/wyoming.htm

v3id:616

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie WY Wyoming United States




Do YOU have more information about this place?


If you have information about this haunted place... ANY information, please fill out the comment form below so we can include the information in our database.

!!**>> If you would like to become a contributor or editor of the site (where you get your name or group name on the site, can upload videos, photos, create new listings etc.), please sign up using the link at the top of the page... then, send us your username and a bit about yourself (why you would be good at editing Hauntin.gs, for example) and we'll get you started.

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


four + = 13

CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>