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Although born in Eureka, California, Cynde Georgen's roots are firmly planted in northern Wyoming, her family having lived there since the early 1890s when they migrated from Luxembourg, via north-central Ohio, to the Sand Creek and French Creek areas near Buffalo in Johnson County. She attended public schools in Sheridan, Wyoming, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1974.

After attending Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming (where she roomed briefly with fellow Wyoming author Candy Moulton), and Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, she obtained a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming in 1978. Following a ten-year stint in broadcasting, journalism and publishing in Utah, California and Wyoming, Ms Georgen began work at the Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan. She was hired as curator in 1988 and has served as site superintendent since 1995.

Ms Georgen has served as chair of the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums, Wyoming representative to the Mountain-Plains Museum Association, president of the Sheridan Genealogical Society, and as a member of the Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission, the Sheridan Heritage Center Board, the Sheridan County Centennial Committee, and the Sheridan Mayor's Landmark Commission.

Ms Georgen is a member of the Sheridan Genealogical Society, the Sheridan County Historical Society, the Sheridan Creative Fiber Guild, the Northwest Community College Foundation & Alumni Association, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In her spare time, she works enjoys music, needlepoint, genealogy, and working on the ALHN-Wyo website. She and her husband Steve Baskin, a restoration carpenter (Lost Arts Restoration), actor and musician, make their home in Sheridan with their three cats.


Author One Cowboy's Dream: John B. Kendrick, His Family, Home & Ranching Empire. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Donning Company Publishers, 2004

Co-Author South Pass City: Wyoming's City of Gold (with Thomas Lindmier). Virginia Beach, Virginia: Donning Company Publishers, 2004

Author "Home Is Where the History Is: The Story of Trail End, the Kendrick Family, and Life in Sheridan, 1913-1933." CD-based educational resource manual prepared for the Trail End State Historic Site, 2004

Author "Subjects of the Mikado: Sheridan County's  Japanese Community, 1900-1930." Annals of Wyoming, Spring 2003

Associate Editor Military, Civilian and Native American Portraits of Fort Phil Kearny. Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, 1993

Editorial Consultant I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains by Tom Lindmier & Steve Mount. Glendo, Wyoming: High Plains Press, 1993

Contributing Author "Eula Kendrick," in First Ladies of Wyoming, 1869-1990. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Wyoming Commission for Women, 1990

Author "Centennial Minutes: 366 Events in Sheridan County History." Sheridan County Centennial Commission, 1988


2004 First Place Award for Activities - Wyoming State Historical Society: "Home Is Where the History Is" Educational Resource Manual

2004 Chapter Award for Publications - Sheridan County Historical Society: One Cowboy's Dream: John B. Kendrick, His Family, Home & Ranching Empire

1999 National Award of Merit - American Association for State & Local History: "Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Life on the Home Front During the Great War, 1917-1918" Whole House Exhibit Program

1997 Certificate of Excellence - Wyoming State Archives:  National Records and Information Management Day

1992 Young Careerist of 1992 - Sheridan Chapter, Business and Professional Women's Club

1988 Wyoming AP Broadcaster of the Year - Associated Press

1988 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Spot Reporting - Associated Press Western Region

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