Wyoming State Training School

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Wyoming State Training School
Established 1907
Opened 1912
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Lander, WY
Architecture Style Colonial Revival
Alternate Names
  • Wyoming Home of the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic
  • Wyoming Life Resource Center


The Wyoming State Training School, originally named the Wyoming Home of the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, was established at Lander in 1907, by the state legislature's enactment of Chapter 104, Session Laws of Wyoming. The training school was located on state-owned property which had formerly been used for the State Poor Farm. the purpose of the school was to care for the feeble-minded and epileptic. In 1921 it was changed to Wyoming State Training School, so it has had that name for years until law suit in 1990.