County Commissioner Gunnar Malm celebrates family heritage with archival map.
Commissioner Gunnar Malm prides himself on his heritage and now displays an archival map as a reminder of his Wyoming roots. New digital systems at the Wyoming State Archives made the map easily retrievable – the cartography was collected around 1904, but displays a section of Wyoming from the late 1800’s. Malm’s family homestead is located in the right hand corner of the map – where his family still owns land today.
The map serves as an inspiration to keep traditions of the West alive. Malm’s heritage has played an integral role in his success and has instilled core values which he still upholds today. The newly framed map, by Deselm’s Fine Art and Custom Framing, will serve as a continued reminder in his County Commissioner office.
Malm shared, “I am immensely proud of my heritage in Laramie County…when I campaigned, I kept telling folks that the same principles stand – that we need to approach things with determination and grit, because they used to make something out of nothing.”