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Newspaper story   Leave a comment

Recently, Kim Viner of the Albany County Historical Society asked me to write an article for the ACHS. I’d like to thank Judy Knight, Jerry Hansen and everyone else who helped contribute to this story which can be found here: Albany County Historical Society.


Posted May 26, 2019 by docthissen in Uncategorized

The Public is invited…   Leave a comment

To request a copy of a plan to clean up the site.

VRP notice


Posted May 7, 2019 by docthissen in Uncategorized

The Lincoln Highway Project   Leave a comment

I’ll be adding more to this web site as things progress with the actual site on North Cedar. In the meantime, I’ve started another web site for my newest project: By-Passed: The Lincoln Highway Across Wyoming. Please check it out and subscribe. Thanks! -Doc

Posted January 8, 2015 by docthissen in Uncategorized

Two new pages added!   Leave a comment

I’ve just added a page of the architectural plans from the United States Yttrium plant. I found the plans while conducting research for my latest project, and added it here. In addition, I’ve added a page of the on-going demolition. It is found here.

Posted June 8, 2014 by docthissen in Uncategorized

LRCD Meeting announcement   Leave a comment

The Laramie Rivers Conservation District will be holding a public meeting at the Lincoln Community Center located at 365 W Grand Ave, on Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00 PM. I will be giving a presentation about the history of the Midwest Refinery, and will have a number of prints on display. I hope to see everyone there!

Posted May 14, 2014 by docthissen in Uncategorized

My other blog page…   Leave a comment

I’ve recently added my latest project to my other blog, it can be seen here:


Posted January 10, 2014 by docthissen in Uncategorized

New YouTube video   Leave a comment

I attended the Wyoming Arts Alliance/Wyoming Arts Council conference in Jackson, Wyoming October 12-14th, 2013. I gave a presentation during this conference, and here’s a link to the youtube video:

YouTube video   2 comments

I would like to thank everyone who attended the May 21st meeting of the Albany County Historical Society! I have uploaded a video to youtube which explains the process involved in the Alternative Lightscapes images;  it can be found here:

I will be launching a new Indie-Go-Go campaign to help offset the costs associated with printing books, and matted prints for an exhibition planned for the fall.  If anyone is interested in helping me run this campaign, please contact me through this web site or at  Also please like and share my Facebook page:

Posted May 21, 2013 by docthissen in Uncategorized

Albany County Historical Society Presentation   Leave a comment

Please join us at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, 603 Ivinson at the Laramie Plains Museum on May 21st, at 7:00 P.M. for a presentation of the Midwest/Standard Refinery and U.S. Yttrium site. There will be new images that haven’t been published on this web site presented! Hope to see you there!

Posted March 25, 2013 by docthissen in Uncategorized

Check out the new announcement page!   Leave a comment

I’ve added a new page that has a listing of planned events and activities. It’s the Announcement & Events tab at the top of this page.

Posted March 21, 2013 by docthissen in Uncategorized