Throwback Thursday: In six weeks in 1981, six sets of twins

By Kristy Bleizeffer Mar 5, 2015

Casper Journal, February, 1981

Casper Journal, February 1981

In 1980, oil wasn't the only thing booming in Natrona County. Memorial hospital delivered a record-breaking 154 babies in June and reportedly broke that record in September, according to reports in the Casper Journal and the Casper Star-Tribune. (Read about that baby boom here.)

Casper Star-Tribune, Feb. 26, 1981

Casper Star-Tribune, Feb. 26, 1981

The boom didn't end in 1980, though. From Jan. 11 through Feb. 21, 1981, we delivered six sets of twins in six weeks. According to reporter Ron Franscell - then a staffer at the Star-Tribune, now a successful true-crime author - a seventh set of twins was expected the next week.

You can read the entire Star-Tribune aritcle by clicking on the photo to the right. Or, read about a more recent baby boom.

#ThrowbackThursday is a weekly series celebrating Wyoming Medical Center’s long and rich history in Natrona County.  Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center which archives the vast Wyoming Medical Center collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia. If you recognize anyone from our #ThrowbackThursday posts or have more to add to the stories, please post a comment.

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