The Lola Homsher Grant Program is made possible through the
Lola Homsher Endowment Fund.
Five applicants were chosen for the the year 2000 to receive $500 grants each to aid in completion of their work:
Richard Perue (Saratoga, Wyoming) will make prints and catalogue the Jack Ledbetter negative collection. Prints will be at the Saratoga and Grand Encampment Museums. The negatives date from 1870 to 1910. The negatives record the boom period in Saratoga-Encampment area during the late 1800's.
Brian Hosmer (Laramie, Wyoming) will conduct research on the Wind River Indian Reservation concerning the New Deal-era work relief programs and how that has affected the Native Americans in that area.
Carla Loveland (Burlington, Wyoming) will complete a history of pioneer settlers along the Greybull River. The book will contain a record of the beginnings of both Otto and Burlington, along with a history of more than 200 families that settled along the Greybull River.
Holly Skinner (Lander, Wyoming) will research the memoirs of Susan Bordeaux, the daughter of James Bordeaux, an interpreter for the army at Fort Laramie.
Tamsen Hert (Laramie, Wyoming) will research the Grand Canyon Hotel that existed near the present Canyon Village in Yellowstone National Park. This research will include a history of the structure, as well as the visitors to the hotel.
For more information about the grant program, please see the Wyoming State Historical Society Awards Program booklet which is available at each county chapter of the society.
The booklet is also available by writing:
Wyoming State Historical Society
Lola Homsher Grant Program
PMB #184, 1740H Dell Range Blvd.
Cheyenne WY 82009-4946