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Rob Gaulke, Sandi True Gaulke, Jim Gaulke and Laurie Gaulke Magill – December 20

From left Rob Gaulke, Sandi True Gaulke, Jim Gaulke and Laurie Gaulke Magill pose for a portrait on the floor of the Wyoming House of Representatives in the Capitol building. SandiÕs grandfather, James B. True, was the Wyoming state engineer when the House and Senate chambers were added to the capitol building. Her great uncle Allen Tupper True was an artist who painted the murals behind the family in 1917 and then the murals in the House in 1918 for a cost of $500 each. In 1935 Allen True was commissioned by then Secretary of State Lester Hunt to design a bucking horse for the Wyoming state license plate.  True was paid $75 for the design and the first bucking horse and rider plate was issued in 1936.  To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment.  Michael Smith/staff

From left Rob Gaulke, Sandi True Gaulke, Jim Gaulke and Laurie Gaulke Magill pose for a portrait on the floor of the Wyoming House of Representatives in the Capitol building. SandiÕs grandfather, James B. True, was the Wyoming state engineer when the House and Senate chambers were added to the capitol building. Her great uncle Allen Tupper True was an artist who painted the murals behind the family in 1917 and then the murals in the House in 1918 for a cost of $500 each. In 1935 Allen True was commissioned by then Secretary of State Lester Hunt to design a bucking horse for the Wyoming state license plate. True was paid $75 for the design and the first bucking horse and rider plate was issued in 1936. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Terry Wiedenhaft – December 8

Laramie County deputy sheriff Terry Wiedenhaft watches the entrance to the Laramie County Courthouse while getting his portrait taken. Wiedenhaft has spent 42 years in law enforcement and said he likes living in Laramie County because you can travel in any direction and find a variety of activities. The deputy sheriff also mentioned history and that Cheyenne is not to big or to small. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Laramie County deputy sheriff Terry Wiedenhaft watches the entrance to the Laramie County Courthouse while getting his portrait taken. Wiedenhaft has spent 42 years in law enforcement and said he likes living in Laramie County because you can travel in any direction and find a variety of activities. The deputy sheriff also mentioned history and that Cheyenne is not to big or to small. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Young Mens Literary Club of Cheyenne – December 7

Members of the Young Men's Literary Club of Cheyenne at the Cheyenne Artist Guild in Holliday Park,  first row seated and kneeling from left to right, Dick O'Gara, Pat Tyrrell, Stephan Pappas, and Joe Marek. Second row standing from left to right, Rick Veit, Billie Addleman, Mike McCraken, Kevin Paintner, Perry Dray, Eric Todd, Dan White, Mark Stewart, Peter Perakos, Jack Speight, Shawn Taylor, Don Alston, Dick Torkelson, Bob Bezek, Randy Bruns, Harmon Davis, Jim Applegate, Dale Strickland, Chuck Wing, Ed Grant, Mohamed Salih, Paul Howard, Mike Smith, Marion Loomis, Mac McCleery, George McIlvain, and Matt Potter. The club was founded by newspaper publisher William C. Deming in 1902 and during it's history the club's membership has included governors, U.S. congressmen, physicians, lawyers, judges, clergymen,  military officers, and businessmen. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment.  Michael Smith/staff

Members of the Young Men’s Literary Club of Cheyenne at the Cheyenne Artist Guild in Holliday Park, first row seated and kneeling from left to right, Dick O’Gara, Pat Tyrrell, Stephan Pappas, and Joe Marek. Second row standing from left to right, Rick Veit, Billie Addleman, Mike McCraken, Kevin Paintner, Perry Dray, Eric Todd, Dan White, Mark Stewart, Peter Perakos, Jack Speight, Shawn Taylor, Don Alston, Dick Torkelson, Bob Bezek, Randy Bruns, Harmon Davis, Jim Applegate, Dale Strickland, Chuck Wing, Ed Grant, Mohamed Salih, Paul Howard, Mike Smith, Marion Loomis, Mac McCleery, George McIlvain, and Matt Potter. The club was founded by newspaper publisher William C. Deming in 1902 and during it’s history the club’s membership has included governors, U.S. congressmen, physicians, lawyers, judges, clergymen, military officers, and businessmen. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Dave and Hadley Berry – December 5

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. "It's a comfort knowing we have family all around here," Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family's deep root's in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment.  Michael Smith/staff

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. “It’s a comfort knowing we have family all around here,” Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family’s deep root’s in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. "It's a comfort knowing we have family all around here," Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family's deep root's in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County.  Michael Smith/staff

Dave Berry and his daughter Hadley stand outside a sandstone home in northwest Laramie County that was built in 1893. Dave runs a cow and calf operation and renovated the ranch home in 2005. “It’s a comfort knowing we have family all around here,” Hadley Berry said. Both Dave and Hadley felt their family’s deep root’s in the ranching community and the pioneering spirit that still exists were what was special about living in Laramie County. Michael Smith/staff

Charles Dunning – December 3

"You're very close to mother nature, she is the boss and every day is different." Charles Dunning said about his life long connection to ranching. The semi-retired Dunning is 89 and just recently stopped riding horses. The cowboy worked at the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan and the Big Creek Ranch near Encampment. He retired in Cheyenne 23 years ago with his wife Shirley.  To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

“You’re very close to mother nature, she is the boss and every day is different.” Charles Dunning said about his life long connection to ranching. The semi-retired Dunning is 89 and just recently stopped riding horses. The cowboy worked at the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan and the Big Creek Ranch near Encampment. He retired in Cheyenne 23 years ago with his wife Shirley. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Aspen Miller – November 29

Buffalo Ridge 6th grade student Aspen Miller stands in front of a painting of Nellie Tayloe Ross on the second floor of the Wyoming Capitol earlier this year. Ross was born on November 29, 1876 and was the 14th Governor of Wyoming and  was the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state, and remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. Miller dressed up like Ross for a school project. "I like that Wyoming was the first state to have a woman for governor and was the first state to grant womens sufferage," Miller said about living in Laramie County. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment.  Michael Smith/staff

Buffalo Ridge 6th grade student Aspen Miller stands in front of a painting of Nellie Tayloe Ross on the second floor of the Wyoming Capitol earlier this year. Ross was born on November 29, 1876 and was the 14th Governor of Wyoming and was the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state, and remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming. Miller dressed up like Ross for a school project. “I like that Wyoming was the first state to have a woman for governor and was the first state to grant women’s suffrage,” Miller said about living in Laramie County. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

Open spaces gallery – October 26

Jim Darden – October 26

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael SmithÕs ÒOur Faces: Portraits of Laramie CountyÓ project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment.  Michael Smith/staff

Jim Darden sews the horn of a saddle at his shop in Pine Bluffs. Darden met his wife, Marylyn, when they were students at West Texas State University and were married 55 years ago. Jim taught for 17 years in Pine Bluffs before he started making saddles in 1977. Darden said he likes the sparce population because it gives him elbow room to have his horses. The 77 year old will close his shop at the end of November to retire. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff