FREE - "Territory of a Most Desolate Nature..." Wyoming & the 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy

by  Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

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The 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy was a US Army experiment taking cars and trucks on a 3,200 mile journey across the United States. This program explores the route and experiences of soldiers during the 1919 trip with a focus on the Wyoming portion of their journey.

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50 Minutes

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Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

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Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

Casper, WY
United States

The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum preserves and shares the legacy and impact of Wyoming's military veterans. We explore the past through the lens of personal experiences both in and out of uniform. For many veterans, service continues beyond their time in uniform. The WVMM also preserves Wyoming's military history, including the service and legacy of the Casper Army Air Base. The base trained bomber crews during the Second World War and later hosted the Wyoming Air National Guard during the early years of the Cold War.

Daisy Allen

Program Details


1. Introduction and welcome from presenter (1-2 minutes)
2. PowerPoint slide presentation (40-45 minutes)
3. Audience question and answer (7-9 minutes)


-Introduce the history, route, and objectives of the 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy
-Explore the convoy's route through Wyoming
-Explore Dwight D. Eisenhower's involvement and ties to Interstate Highway System