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There were 19 prisoner of war camps in Wyoming housing Italian and German

POWs during World War II. As the years pass, memories of these parts of

history are not always remembered. Ellen Oriano Thompson, will share her

personal story, “An Unlikely Cowboy—a Love Story,” at this month’s

meeting of the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society on

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in the Sunflower Room at the Laramie County Library. 

Thompson, a mother, grandmother and genealogist, is also a retired

telecommunications manager, a past-president and board member of

Cheyenne Bishop’s Guild, and during Legislature, she serves as chief clerk

of the Wyoming State Senate.She will reveal how she discovered that

her father was an Italian prisoner of war at Fort Francis E. Warren--a story of

war, love, immigration, commitment and discovery.

Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is open to the

public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short business

meeting; the program starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.

Please contact us at cghswyoming@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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