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BACKSTORY: Ghosts of Christmas Past (PHOTOS)

A Christmas card showing Casper decked out in the 1920s. (Casper College Western History Center)

As a special holiday gift, Oil City scoured the vast archives at the Western History Center at Casper College for images of Casper during the Christmas season.

Shout out to Western History Center archivist Vincent Crolla for specially digitizing many of the images you see here.

 

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Undated newspaper clipping. “Christmas Doll” Mrs. Emilie Mosher and doll given to her mother Etta Butler Demorest. It adorned Casper’s first Christmas tree.” (Casper College Western History Center)
Christmas dolls on a couch, date unknown. (Casper College Western History Center)
Office Christmas party, early 1960s. (Casper College Western History Center)
Family on Christmas Day, 1961. Photo by Chuck Morrison. (Casper College Western History Center)
Christmas play, December 1961. Photo by Chuck Morrison. (Casper College Western History Center)
Children in front of family tree. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Girl in front of tree, December 1963. (Casper College Western History Center)
Children in their classroom, Dec. 1963. Chuck Morrison photo. (Casper College Western History Center)
Children posed with “Night Before Christmas” book in classroom, December 1963. (Casper College Western History Center)
Santa and little girl, December 1963. (Casper College Western History Center)
A home with lawn decorations. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
A home with lawn decorations. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Santa and child, possibly at Westridge Shopping Center. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
School Christmas play. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Christmas parade, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
A Santa talking to children, likely at the Westridge Shopping Center. Note the reporter with microphone at left. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Santa at what appears to be a fire station, December 1961. Chuck Morrison photo. (Casper College Western History Center)
Crews hang Christmas decorations in downtown Casper at the corner of Second and Wolcott streets. JC Penney’s is at left, now Atrium Plaza. The white house lower center is now occupied by the back section of the downtown parking garage. Klines Department Store is at right, which is now occupied by various businesses. Chuck Morrison photo, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Santa at a fire station, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Installing Christmas decorations on Second Street in downtown Casper. December 1961, Chuck Morrison photo. (Casper College Western History Center)
School nativity play. December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Office Christmas party, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
A light pole lays on Second Street after an auto accident in downtown Casper on December 1961. Chuck Morrison photo. (Casper College Western History Center)
Decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby of Natrona County High School, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
Students pose in their classroom, December 1961. (Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
A Christmas party at the Wyoming Medical Center, late 1950s. (Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
A Casper home decorated for Christmas, early 1960s. (Casper College Western History Center)
Christmas at the Sandford Ranch, later the Pathfinder Ranch. (Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
(Casper College Western History Center)
Christmas tree at NCHS in 1939. (Casper College Western History Center)
Christmas party, December 1961. Photo by Chuck Morrison. (Casper College Western History Center)