100 Years Ago in Wyoming Newspapers

Oct 13, 2021

Newspaper headline reads: "WOMAN'S BRAVERY TOO MUCH FOR THUG WHO BROKE INTO IVINSON HALL LAST NITE"

On October 13, 1921, The Daily Boomerang in Laramie reported that a brave and quick-thinking woman in a University of Wyoming dormitory saved the day.

C.W. Allison broke into Ivinson hall and first threatened matron Laura J. Wurts with a gun and then hit her over the head with it. Stunned but still conscious, she kicked the intruder twice in the stomach. When he fled, she followed him screaming to attract attention, and he was caught.

Read the entire story and find more like it in the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection, part of the Digital Collection Suite of state historical resources.

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