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Old 10-27-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Wally Byam Way

A bunch of us went up to Laramie, WY last Saturday to scout out a location for a future rally. While there, we came across a section of sidewalk where someone scratched "WALLY BYAM WAY 1965" in the at the time wet concrete in front of a school! Very cool...but being that Wally died in 1962...it couldn't have been him. Hmmm....

It's my understanding that there were a couple of International Rallies held in Laramie - one being in 1969...but the reason for the "street naming" in 1965 is a mystery...I'm looking into the history and more details on the rallies that were held there.

Just thought you would enjoy the pic ~ pretty cool!

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Old 10-27-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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8th International Rally was held in Laramie, Wyoming

Sounds like the parade through town was a big deal...possibly this is where the viewing stands were located.

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P.S. I think the other International in Laramie was in 1969...
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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Was there a road named after him?
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:34 PM   #4
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Was there a road named after him?
Not that I am aware of...it's along South 4th Street, which parallels 287 the "main drag" through town. Although it could have been an honorary temporary naming for the parade during International.

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A bunch of us went up to Laramie, WY last Saturday to scout out a location for a future rally. While there, we came across a section of sidewalk where someone scratched "WALLY BYAM WAY 1965" in the at the time wet concrete in front of a school! Very cool...but being that Wally died in 1962...it couldn't have been him. Hmmm....

It's my understanding that there were a couple of International Rallies held in Laramie - one being in 1969...but the reason for the "street naming" in 1965 is a mystery...I'm looking into the history and more details on the rallies that were held there.

Just thought you would enjoy the pic ~ pretty cool!

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Are you sure it wasn't one of you who did this

and put in the wrong date, so your blaming someone else..
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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Wasn't me...I was to young to drive! Would have been a long haul on my tricycle from CA ~

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8th International Rally was held in Laramie, Wyoming

Sounds like the parade through town was a big deal...possibly this is where the viewing stands were located.
Wow~You don't happen to have the rest of the article, this is great stuff. Looks like another stop on our next road trip.

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Old 10-27-2008, 01:13 PM   #8
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I don't have it...maybe PeeWee does since his mom was the author ~

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Where's that from? Laramie?

Kinda looks like a Colorado sign...possibly Colorado Springs, site of the 1960 International Rally. Clue: "Pike" = Pike's Peak?

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I think that is Jackson Center...
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Has to be Jackson Center. Airstream is located on W. Pike in J. Center.

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8th International Rally was held in Laramie, Wyoming

Sounds like the parade through town was a big deal...possibly this is where the viewing stands were located.

Shari

P.S. I think the other International in Laramie was in 1969...
Shari, I'm glad you shared the posting from the Sierra Neveda Unit. These are scans I have made from the estate of Helen Byam Schwamborn.
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