How To Use This Site




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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Today In Wyoming's History: January 30

Today In Wyoming's History: January 30: 2015  The Federal government announced the sale of the Rocky Mountain
Oil and Gas Center grounds, formerly the Teapot Dome Naval Petroleum
Reserve, to Standard Oil Resources Corporation. Teapot Dome, of course,
is famously known in most places of the scandal that occurred during
Warren G. Harding's administration.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The anniversary of the completion of this blog on a daily basis.

Just a year ago, today, we quit publishing this blog with daily entries

At that time, it had run for several years, and we'd cataloged a very large number of items, a selection of which went into our book, which was published that following spring.  The book evolved from this blog, but it isn't identical. There's text in it that isn't here, and there's a vast number of entries here that aren't in the book.  Were we to list every item here in the book, it'd be something like 2000 pages long.

In some ways, I wish I'd done a better job of cataloging my research here as I went along, but as this was originally a sort of daily diary of the history of the state that I was cataloging for a novel that I'm theoretically writing, I didn't always do a very good job of that, particularly at first.  If I were to do it again, I would.

I've received a lot of compliments for the book, but it isn't exactly a run away best seller.  If you picked up a copy, thanks for doing so.  I'm supposed to be working on another, but this past year has been so busy work wise, I haven't gotten very far.  One thing I've learned about being an author is that its extremely time consuming, from beginning to end, and if you are going to seriously write, rather than what I do here at these blogs, you pretty much have to be able to devote the lion's share of your working time to it, or at least that seems to be the case for me.  It's frustrating for all involved.

Anyway, over the past year this blog, now that its not daily, has also evolved.  I started doing entries of contemporary news stories that I deemed to be of historical value, and I still do.  I've shifted how I do those, however, as I now update the actual date with them, which is what I should have done in the first place. For those who still stop in here, thanks, and feel free to comment on anything.

Wyoming Newspapers

Wyoming Newspapers

Really neat resource!

Lex Anteinternet: A Day In The Life: December 31, 1914

Lex Anteinternet: A Day In The Life: December 31, 1914: So, if you'd been waking up to this paper today, a century ago, what would your day be like?* This is an exercise we've done b...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Today In Wyoming's History: December 29 Updated

Today In Wyoming's History: December 29:



2014  The Special Master issues his report
on Tongue River allocations in Montana v. Wyoming. Wyoming newspapers
report this as a victory for Wyoming, but Montana papers report that
both states won some points in the decision, which now goes to the
Supreme Court for approval or rejection. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lex Anteinternet: Combat over the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Lex Anteinternet: Combat over the 1914 Christmas Truce.: In 1914, as is now well known, British and German troops in many locations along No Man's Land stopped fighting and held an informal tr...

Lex Anteinternet: Combat over the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Lex Anteinternet: Combat over the 1914 Christmas Truce.: In 1914, as is now well known, British and German troops in many locations along No Man's Land stopped fighting and held an informal tr...