(Post #11 in the "Why I Love Laramie" series)
History. I hated it in school, but the older I get the more I find the history all around us fascinating. One could never keep up with it all. It isn't too difficult however to keep up with local Laramie history by just visiting places around town.
One of those places is the historic Ivinson Mansion. The Ivinson family was one of the first influential founding families way back when Laramie was barely more than a dusty railroad stop on the high plains.
If you take one of the guided tours of the mansion you'll get a glimpse of what life was like back then, maybe even find out what happened to the fancy dishes when one of the Ivinsons moved out and just where all that beautiful, expensive furniture came from. So if you find yourself in Laramie with an afternoon of nothing to do, you should stop by. It is another of my favorite places in history. ; )