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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Some Gave All: Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Penn...

While the Indian Wars smouldering in Wyoming, and state volunteer units were patrolling the Oregon Trail:
Some Gave All: Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Penn...: The photographs below are of the Gettysburg National Military Park. I only recently saw the park, and as I was traveling for business, I...
Interesting to place in prospective in regards to scale. The Civil War years were bloody ones on the Frontier, but the blood spilled in the war in the East was truly massive.  While battles occurred in the West, and in Wyoming, throughout the Civil War, they were often on the level of skirmishes compared to the ones being fought in the East.  This is not to reduce the scale of the conflict in the West, or the nature of it, but rather, it places it in context.  Indeed, those state and paroled troops serving in the West were there as the regular Federal troops were serving in the East, alongside of thousands upon thousands of other state troops.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lex Anteinternet: Today In Wyoming's History: March 26

Lex Anteinternet: Today In Wyoming's History: March 26: Today In Wyoming's History: March 26 : 1895  University of Wyoming Alumni Association founded. Amazing to think that it's that old...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

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.

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.