Video discussion exploring Gov. Lester Hunt’s life now available through Wyoming Humanities

Lester Hunt, the late Wyoming governor and senator, was an important figure in the state and nationally, and he’s even responsible for the state’s iconic license plate featuring the cowboy and bucking bronc. However, his story is also a chilling reminder of a time when fear and blackmail led to one of the most tragic incidents at the United States Senate.

The Lander Pioneer Museum recently presented an event featuring author Rodger McDaniel (“Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt”) and State Senator Cale Case who each spoke about Hunt’s life and legacy.

That live-streamed program is now available for public viewing on Wyoming Humanities’ YouTube channel.