This fuzzy image from 1934 in Lovell is as beautiful and faded as a dream or memory. The town was less than 30 years old when Hugo Janssen took this photograph of downtown decorated for the holidays.

Just a few years earlier, in 1930, the census shows about 1,800 people resided in Lovell. The town in northern Wyoming hasn’t grown much since, now boasting around 2,200 souls, but the old Conoco and Chevrolet are no longer operating. Still, with the blizzard that swept over much of the state this week, it’ll likely be another white and snowy Christmas in Lovell.

Madelyn Beck reports from Laramie on health and public safety. Before working with WyoFile, she was a public radio journalist reporting for NPR stations across the Mountain West, covering regional issues...

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Want to join the discussion? Fantastic, here are the ground rules: * Provide your full name — no pseudonyms. WyoFile stands behind everything we publish and expects commenters to do the same. * No personal attacks, profanity, discriminatory language or threats. Keep it clean, civil and on topic. *WyoFile does not fact check every comment but, when noticed, submissions containing clear misinformation, demonstrably false statements of fact or links to sites trafficking in such will not be posted. *Individual commenters are limited to three comments per story, including replies.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *