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Matthew Shepard Cross

A cross marks the area where University of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was beaten and left tied to a fence shortly after midnight on Oct. 7, 1998 in Laramie. He died in a Colorado hospital a week later. The fence has since been torn down. 

Dear readers,

To mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, the Casper Star-Tribune is looking to hear from the community in their own words.

What does Matthew Shepard’s story mean to you? What is his legacy?

Let us know, in 350 words or less, by Oct. 1. We will run a selection of these letters in print and online.

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Responses can be emailed to dallas.bower@trib.com or letters@trib.com. Responses can also be submitted via Facebook or mailed to Casper Star-Tribune, Letters Editor, 170 Star Lane, Casper, Wyoming, 82604.

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Responses can be emailed to dallas.bower@trib.com or letters@trib.com. Responses can also be submitted via Facebook or mailed to Casper Star-Tribune, Letters Editor, 170 Star Lane, Casper, Wyoming, 82604.

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