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Presidents Who Shaped the West

May 31, 2018

Presidents Who Shape
Presidents Who Shaped the West will be presented by Richard Etulain July 2nd.

Western Wyoming Community College will host a discussion on Presidents Who Shaped the West on July 2nd, at 7PM in room 1302.

Richard Etulain is the Professor Emeritus of History and past Director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico and author of over 50 books. He has written books such as: Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West, Telling Western Stories: From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry, and The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane.

Etulain will give a startling analyses of chief executives and their policies, illuminating the long reach of presidential power. Etulain considers the overarching actions and policies that affected both the nation and the region during the administrations of such notable presidents as Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Etulain also touches upon the most recent presidential terms and the region’s growing political power in Congress and the federal bureaucracy.

“In his book, Richard Etulain aptly connects Presidential and Western history into a cohesive story that places the region we call home squarely at the center of administrative policy,” said Mark A. Neels, Assistant Professor of History at Western.

The event is sponsored by Western’s History Department, Western’s Cultural Affairs Office, and the Outlaw Inn.

The event is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Mark A. Neels, at


Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.


For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181