Thanks to Western Wyoming Weather for finding this video and posting it on their Facebook page.

If you think people don't know much about Wyoming today, imagine how little the nation knew about the state back in 1940.

While the state was the topic of many old west movies, most of Wyoming was more sparsely populated than it is today.

The video below is from 1940 with old grainy film, bad overdubbed sound effects and that old music that played in the background of every film that teachers one brought into the classroom when they brought the projector out.

Watching this old educational reel is a lot of fun. You'll get to see how Wyoming looked and what was thought of it 82 years ago.

The many industries of Wyoming, beyond energy, are seen in the video.

You'll also get a quick glimpse of what many of the towns across the state looked like back then.

Some Wyoming industries no longer exist. Like the raising of foxes for fur coats. You'll see proud fox farmers featured here.

Dude ranches where created in Wyoming. The video features a few of them for the tourist who want to give it a try.

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Tourist taking a horse back ride across the bighorns was a more rugged vacation trip back then, then it is today.

The video is a romantic view of the state from way back when. But it is also a curious step back for those who grew up in the state and want to see what it was like over 80 years ago.

It is interesting to see that while the state and grown and improved, much of it has not changed, including how Wyoming's people make a living.

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Vintage Wyoming Movie Posters

I love walking down the hallway of a modern movie theater and looking at the old posters of vintage movies.

That got me thinking about old Westerns based on Wyoming. How many of those posters are still around?

Many are, and many are for sale online, if you want to decorate your home, or even home theater, with classic and mostly forgotten movie posters.

Most of these films were made before the era of television. Hollywood was cranking out these things as fast as they could.

The plots, the scrips, the acting, directing, and editing were SO BAD, they were good.