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How To Use This Site


This blog was updated on a daily basis for about two years, with those daily entries ceasing on December 31, 2013. The blog is still active, however, and we hope that people stopping in, who find something lacking, will add to the daily entries.

The blog still receives new posts as well, but now it receives them on items of Wyoming history. That has always been a feature of the blog, but Wyoming's history is rich and there are many items that are not fully covered here, if covered at all. Over time, we hope to remedy that.

You can obtain an entire month's listings by hitting on the appropriate month below, or an individual day by hitting on that calendar date.

We hope you enjoy this site.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: Wyoming Pioneer Sheep-Man J D Woodruff

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: Wyoming Pioneer Sheep-Man J D Woodruff: According to my calendar, Spring-2017 started yesterday, and it felt like it. Today seems like we slipped back into the ending days of wint...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Updates for March, 2017


1.  March 1:  Cheyenne newspapers added for 1917.

2.  March 2:  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917

3.  March 3:  Cheyenne newspapers added for 1917.

4.  March 4:  Cheyenne newspaper for 1917 added.

5.  March 5:  Photographs for 1917 inauguration added.

6.  March 6:  Newspapers from Cheyenne and Casper added for 1917.

7.  March 7:  Newspaper for Cheyenne for 1917 added.

8.  March 9:  Newspapers for Cheyenne added for 1917.

March 10:  Newspaper added for Laramie for 1917.

10.  March 11.  Newspaper added for Cheyenne for 1917.

11.  March  8.  Newspapers for Cheyenne and Casper added for 1917.

12  March 12.  Newspaper for Laramie and short description added for 1917.

13.  March 13.  Newspapers for Cheyenne and Douglas added for 1917.

14  March 14.  Chicago and Northwestern warehouse fire added.  Newspapers for 1917 added.

15.  March 15.  Douglas newspaper for 1917 added.

16.  March 17.  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.  Photographs and text added for 1963 dedication of St. Patrick's Church in Casper.

17.  March 18.  Laramie newspaper added for 1917.

18.  March 20.  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lex Anteinternet: 1917 The Year that made Casper what it is. Or ma...

From one of our companion blogs:
Lex Anteinternet: 1917 The Year that made Casper what it is. Or ma...: I have no before and after pictures for Casper that would cleanly show what the town looked like in January, 1916 and then later looked lik...
Added, we'd note, the Sidebars here on this site.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lex Anteinternet: Czar Nicholas abdicates.

Lex Anteinternet: Czar Nicholas abdicates.: The Headquarters To the Chief of Staff In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemy, which almost for three years has t...

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 2017 Updates


1.  February 3:  Newspaper for 1917 added.  Text of Wilson address to Congress added.

2.  February 5:  Items for 1917 on end of Punitive Expedition and Immigration bill added.

3.  February 7:  Items for 1917 for Punitive Expedition and Senate Resolution supporting Wilson added.

4.  February 9:  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.

5.  February 11:  Cheyenne and Sheridan newspapers added for 1917.

6.  February 13:  Cheyenne newspaper added.

7.  February 14:  Cheyenne and Laramie newspapers added.

8.  February 15:  Cheyenne and Casper newspapers added for 1917.

9.  February 16:  Cheyenne newspapers added for 1917.  Music entry added for 1917.

10.  February 17:  Cheyenne newspapers added for 1917.

11.  February 18:  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.

12  February 19:  Post on Highway Commission added to for 1917.  Death of Gen. Funston added.  Newspapers for Cheyenne and Laramie for 1917 added.

13  February 20:  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.

14  February 22:  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.

15.  February 23:  Smith Hughes Act information added for 1917.

16  February 24:  Cheyenne newspaper for 1917 added.

17  February 26:  Items on Governor's Kendrick and Houx expanded.  Item on Wilson address on shipping added.

18  February 27:  Cheyenne newspapers added for 1917.

19  February 28:  Cheyenne newspaper added for 1917.  Release of Zimmerman note added.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lex Anteinternet: Today In Wyoming's History: February 23. The Past...

Lex Anteinternet: Today In Wyoming's History: February 23. The Past...: I was up rather early this morning, 3:00 am.  I should still be in bed, but as I was working on a rather large matter I concluded last night...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lex Anteinternet: Budget chicken?

Lex Anteinternet: Budget chicken?: From the Star Tribune, regarding proposed cuts by the Legislature in education funding.  Supposedly this is just a strategy move on the par...

Friday, February 3, 2017

Lex Anteinternet: Getting a clue

Lex Anteinternet: Getting a clue: I often don't post these things on the same day I start them, and sometimes that's a good thing. This is one story I starte...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Farson Scenes

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Little Sandy Crossing, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.


This is a State of Wyoming monument to the Little Sandy Crossing in Sweetwater County, near Farson.   





Pony Express Monuments, Farson Wyoming


One of the disadvantages of taking these photos the way I do, on a catch as catch can basis, is that you get some truly lousy photographs that way. Weather and light conditions can simply be against you. But, on the passing by basis I take these, there's not much I can do about that as a rule.  I've driven past these monuments to the Pony Express at Farson a few times, but this is the first time I had time to stop and take a picture.  Unfortunately these late afternoon, sub zero photographs, are not good, and there isn't much I could do about it.


While you could never tell from this bad light photograph, this 2003 monument to the Pony Express shows to riders greeting each other on a starry night.  The winter snow has obscured, and dirtied, the monument.  If I have a  chance to photograph it again in morning light, I will.  The top of the monument says "East meets West".


This is an older State of Wyoming monument to the Pony Express which also notes the Big Sandy Station that was once on this location.


This monument to the Big Sandy Station was dedicated at the same time, and by the same donors, as the East Meets West monument. For some reason, this one looks just as clean as when it was dedicated, while the East Meets West monument does not.

The Ice Slough

Ice Slough, Fremont County, Wyoming


The Ice Slough, or what I used to always hear people around here refer it by, the "Icey Slough".



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: Snow and the Blizzard of 1887

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: Snow and the Blizzard of 1887: Last night it was cold, really cold. When I got up this morning, I checked our indoor outdoor thermometer which read -20. The weather app o...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Lex Anteinternet: Looking back on '16. . . 2016 and 1916

Lex Anteinternet: Looking back on '16. . . 2016 and 1916: Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne*? CHORUS: For ...

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: 2016 exits, and 2017 begins

Lex Anteinternet: 2016 exits, and 2017 begins: “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world ...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: Lex Anteinternet: And then the shoe dropped. (But ...

Lex Anteinternet: Lex Anteinternet: And then the shoe dropped. (But ...: Just recently I reported on Cathy McMorris Rodgers being nominated, in anticipation style, to be Secretary of the Interior by President Elec...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Some Gave All: Sweetwater Station, Freemont County Wyoming.

Some Gave All: Sweetwater Station, Freemont County Wyoming.:




There's a highway rest station on top of Beaver Rim at Sweetwater Station that I've stopped in a million times, but I've never photographed it before.  Probably because there's always been a lot of
people there and I felt self conscious about it.  Anyhow, the other day I went through and it was just me, so I took these photos with my Iphone.

The photos here will be left large so that the details on the signs can be read.  I didn't do a very good job of photographing them while there, but it was relatively early in the day and light conditions were not idea.



This is a converging location on the trail and a lot of different things are significant about the spot.  It's a significant Oregon Trial spot in and of itself.  It was also the location of an Army post, protecting the trail, during the 1860s.  Lt. Caspar Collins, who lost his life famously leading a mixed company at the Battle of Platte Bridge Station, was stationed at Sweetwater Station.








Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: The November 1916 Election in Wyoming

Lex Anteinternet: The November 1916 Election in Wyoming: Today is the centennial of the 1916 General Election, and of course the eve of the 2016 General Election. We have the advantage of the 1916...
Posted late, due to a pre posting glitch.



By now, I'm sure everyone is sick of reading about elections. . . probably even century old ones.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Some Gave All: Owen Wister Monument, Medicine Bow Wyoming

Some Gave All: Owen Wister Monument, Medicine Bow Wyoming: This is a monument to Owen Wister in Medicine  Bow, Wyoming.  Granted, it isn't in the "some gave all category", but we hav...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: What are you reading?

Lex Anteinternet: What are you reading?: A new trailing thread, dedicated to what we're currently reading. And. . . we hope. . . with participation from you. What are you...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: The 2016 Election

I've posted on this item on yesterday's date, but this is an updated version, fwiw:
Lex Anteinternet: The 2016 Election: I didn't see that coming. . . like all of the rest of the pundits. It's been a wild election year. Yesterday, Donald Trum...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: Rally for Public Lands, Casper Wyoming, November 5...


Rally for Public Lands, Casper Wyoming, November 5, 2016

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 Rally for Public Lands:



 Join Us!

—WHEN—

Saturday, November 5th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

—WHERE—

Izaak Walton League,

4205 Fort Caspar Road

—WHAT—

Live music, keynote speakers, food & drinks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Lex Anteinternet: Dark Money

Lex Anteinternet: Dark Money: The Casper Star Tribune is running a series on "dark money", that being money of organizations that they can spend on political ca...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: Westward Ho the Wagons

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: Westward Ho the Wagons: I can remember many years ago watching or listening to  various programs that ended with some form of the phrase – “and the rest is history...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: I.S. Bartlett - History of Wyoming

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: I.S. Bartlett - History of Wyoming: One of the earliest attempts to write a history of Wyoming was by Hartville resident, I. S. Bartlett and published in 1918. Vol 1 of the ...