May 18, 2009
TORRINGTON, WY –
The family of Jack Rosenthal of Casper has gifted two historical maps to Eastern Wyoming College. The maps are original creations of the Colton Map Company of New York, and are of the Dakota Territory in 1867, and the Dakota and newly created Wyoming Territories in 1869.
Representatives from the College recently visited Mr. Rosenthal to pick up the gift. “Spending part of an afternoon with Jack Rosenthal was educational and uplifting; a wealth of knowledge and history, he generously shares an energetic, thoughtful spirit,” shared EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.
A letter from Mr. Rosenthal to the College stated the following, “We wanted you to have two original framed antique maps from our collection that would be particularly appropriate for Eastern Wyoming College. (On one) note the presence of Fort Laramie, the routes of the Fremont, Stansbury and Warren exploration parties, among much else, right in Torrington’s backyard.”
Mr. Rosenthal was a successful businessman in radio and television in Wyoming and Montana, and is an avid western historian and collector. He is a native of Buffalo, Wyoming. He has developed major stamp collections of historical value, as well as maps such as these that have been given to the College. He has worked on several major projects for the Smithsonian in cooperation with the US Postal Service, he has also designed a number of stamps that highlight Wyoming’s natural scenery and its history – including the design of the Wyoming Centennial Stamp which is based on his knowledge of and long time friendship with Wyoming artist Conrad Schweiring.
“The College is delighted to receive this generous and thoughtful gift from Mr. Rosenthal,” added EWC Director of Institutional Development Oliver Sundby.