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Students walk between classes on the University of Wyoming campus Feb. 8, 2019.

LARAMIE (AP) — Nearly 100 people expressed opposition to any thought of demolishing the historic Cooper House on the University of Wyoming campus to make way for new student dormitories.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that residents from across Wyoming had been mobilized in recent weeks after hearing that task force working on a new student housing plan had discussed the possibility of tearing down the building.

The task force heard more than an hour of public comment on Monday, all from people who were opposed to Cooper House being demolished.

Task force chairman Steve Harshman says he doesn't think the Cooper House is in danger of being demolished.

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The Cooper House was built in the 1920s and was once visited by Ernest Hemingway.

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