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The Toppan Library at the American Heritage Center in Laramie is home to a variety of rare literature, including illuminated manuscripts, early exploration books, and books autographed by many famous writers.

The American Heritage Center also holds collections of manuscripts, papers, correspondence, photographs, etc., of several famous writers, such as Jack Schaefer (author of Shane) and Mary O’Hara (author of My Friend Flicka).

These collections are available for academic researchers to view. If you don’t have any academic researchers traveling with you, then just go ahead and read Shane or My Friend Flicka (or watch the movies) and mosey on to your next stop. It’s a great way to use your time on the long drive.

The American Heritage Center is the first stop on our Wyoming Trail!

Patricia Smart