This is the sesquicentennial of Laramie, meaning its 150th anniversary. Its humble beginnings started with this being near a stopping point of French explorer, Jacques La Ramie. The town developed around the Union Pacific Railroad, and was a stop along the building of the lines across the nation. Not too long after, Wyoming elected to put its university, the University of Wyoming here. As the only four year public institution in the entire state, UW is highly regarded in Wyoming and the region.
Nonetheless, Laramie remains a smaller town (though the third larges in Wyoming) with a population of about 30,000. Its nestled behind the Sherman Range and hits the plains between them and the Snowy Range, about 30 miles west. The Snowy's offer much in the way of outdoor activities, with healthy hunting resources, hiking, camping, and skiing and beyond. Vedauwoo (pronounced Vee-da-voo) is a real treasure in the Sherman hills, with its unique rock formations and hiking areas.
Laramie holds a diverse population and is the home to many cultural and athletic gems, with the university here. Many restaurants and shops make it a fun place to visit, and there are not many better places to live and raise children.