StreetVIEW – Cheyenne – The Magic City of the Plains by Laura Peischl

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We are delighted to publish this wonderful article by our Columnist Laura Peischl who’s travelling the US right now.  As well as writing the text, Laura sent us some beautiful mobile images from her trip. We have put these together into a video showcase with the music of her choice ‘Blue Train’ by Johnny Cash. Don’t miss this…

“The City of Cheyenne had its beginning in 1867, when the Union Pacific Railroad came through on its way to the west coast. The town site was first surveyed by General Grenville Dodge and was named for an Indian tribe that roamed the area (originally called ‘Shey’ an’ nah’, belonging to the tribe of Alogonquian, the largest family of Indians on the North American Continent). General Grenville M. Dodge, as the head of construction for the Union Pacific Railroad, envisioned this area he called Crow Creek Crossing as an important division point for the railroad.Dodge founded Cheyenne and began plating it on nation’s birthday, July 4 of 1867. The town grew rapidly to over 4,000 citizens by the time rails were spiked down there that November. Eastern newspapers called it the “Magic City of the Plains” because the town sprang up like magic.

As a major railhead for the cattle industry from its founding, the town was a second home for English and European cattle barons. By 1885, Cheyenne was considered the richest city, per capita, in the world.

Many common men who arrived in this city in its infancy became wealthy beyond imagination. Their fortunes grew right along with Cheyenne. Small stores emerged as large businesses, attracting worldwide attention.

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StreetVIEW – 7500 feet above the ordinary – The Stanley Hotel by Laura Peischl

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We are delighted to publish this wonderful article by our Columnist Laura Peischl who’s travelling the US right now.  As well as writing the text, Laura sent us some beautiful mobile images from her trip. We have put these together into a video showcase with the music of her choice ‘The Shining Soundtrack – Masquerade’. Don’t miss this…

 

“I visited the Stanley Hotel… And it was creepy! And fascinating the same time!

The Stanley Hotel is a 140-room neo-Georgian hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Located within sight of the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley offers panoramic views of the Rockies. It was built by Freelan Oscar Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame and opened on July 4, 1909, catering to the rich and famous, including the RMS Titanic survivor Margaret Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and a variety of Hollywood personalities.The hotel and its surrounding lands are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Stanley Hotel also hosted the horror novelist Stephen King, inspiring him to write The Shining”. 

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StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with AikBeng Chia by Laura Peischl

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This is the tenth and final interview that Laura Peischl has completed with photographers involved with the incredible #24HourProject, please see her introductory article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you … Read more

StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with Kattia Basile by Laura Peischl

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This is the ninth of ten interviews that Laura has completed with photographers involved with the incredible 24HourProject, please see her introduction article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you to … Read more

StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with Jennifer Bracewell by Laura Peischl

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This is the eighth of ten interviews that Laura has completed with photographers involved with the incredible 24HourProject, please see her introduction article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you to … Read more

StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with Sheldon Serkin by Laura Peischl

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This is the seventh of ten interviews that Laura has completed with photographers involved with the incredible 24HourProject, please see her introduction article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you to … Read more

StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with Grace Brignolle by Laura Peischl

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This is the sixth of ten interviews that Laura has completed with photographers involved with the incredible 24HourProject, please see her introduction article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you to … Read more

StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with Oliver Lang by Laura Peischl

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This is the fifth of ten interviews that Laura has completed with photographers involved with the incredible 24HourProject, please see her introduction article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you to … Read more

StreetVIEW – 24HourProject Interview with Meri Kukkavaara by Laura Peischl

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This is the fourth of ten interviews that Laura has completed with photographers involved with the incredible 24HourProject, please see her introduction article here. We have put each interview into a separate article so that it’s easier for you to … Read more

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