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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 27

1836  Mexico takes the Goliad and executes 417 Texans.

1889   Francis E. Warren was reappointed the Territorial Governor.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1890  A party of "disappointed" Washington emigrants settled on Horse Creek in Laramie County.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1890  The House of Representatives passed the bill for Wyoming Statehood. 

1916   The Punitive Expedition: Casper Daily Press. March 27, 1916
 

1917   The Cheyenne State Leader for March 27, 1917: Wyoming National Guard Called Back into Service
 

After just a couple of weeks of civilian life, the Guard was called back into service.  A Colorado unit that had never demobilized was being retained at Ft. D. A. Russell.

Things were back on.
The Douglas Enterprise for March 27, 1917: Guard to get a big send off in Douglas
 

Douglas residents were going to gather at the LaBonte, long a hot spot in Douglas, to give Company F a big send off.

I don't know if the LaBonte is open again or not, but its still there.  It was open at least as late as the 1980s, and it might be now.
The Wyoming Tribune for March 27, 1917: State Troops Rushing Back
 

The Wyoming National Guard was in the throws of recovering troops it had only just discharged from active service.

And the Germans, it was reported, were going to sell the Belgians as slaves.  All while Wilson was "dodging war".
The Laramie Daily Boomerang for March 27, 1917. Laramie's troops not yet ordered to Ft. Russell.
 

The Medical detachment of the Wyoming National Guard was expecting orders to return to Ft. D. A. Russell, where they'd been only a couple of weeks ago, but they hadn't yet received them.

In other news, a big air force was being planned and the new Russian government was being reported as "very popular".
1964  Earthquake occurred near Van Tassell.

1909  The Trustees of the University of Wyoming fired the university's president.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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