Mtn. View man’s book earns award


The Wyoming State Historical Society recently recognized individuals and organizations from across the state (and some from out of state) who have contributed to Wyoming’s rich legacy. Mountain View’s Terry A. Del Bene, who wrote a non-fiction book about the history of Union Wireless, was among those recognized.

The awards, presented at the Society’s recent annual meeting, recognize the vast amount of hard work by adults, school students and organizations that resulted in publications, oral histories, reference works, tours, exhibits and more

“A Phone Where Buffalo Roamed” by Del Bene earned an honorable mention in the non-fiction category. His work was nominated by the Carbon County Historical Society for bringing the story of the Union Telephone Company to light. Del Bene discusses how this company began as a small local business and grew into a multimillion-dollar corporation. He shows the hardships each generation faced with the business, and how they prospered and grew despite hard times.

Final selections were made by the society’s awards committee comprised of Jessica Clark, Chair, Rock Springs; Cindy Brown, Cheyenne; Jane Gebhart, Gillette and Ruth Lauritzen, Green River. For more information contact the Society at 322-3014 or [email protected]

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