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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, April 16, 2013

April 16

1818   U.S. Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.

1851  Clarence D. Clark born in Sandy Creek, New York.  He was a lawyer who practiced law in Iowa from 1874 to 1881, when he thereafter moved to Wyoming and practiced law in Evanston.  He served two terms as Wyoming's Congressman, staring in 1890, and then served as Senator from 1895 to 1917. 

1864  Tom Harris plants near Ft. Owen, Montana, and becomes Montana's first full time farmer.

1890  Discovery of new oil and gas deposits south of Rawlins.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1922  The Teapot Dome scandal discovered by Senate investigators.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1948  The Oil Producing Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel is founded.

1969  Medicine Wheel designated as a National Historic Place.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1969  Miller Cabin, near Jackson, added as a National Historic Place.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1969  Ft. Bridger added as a National Historic Places.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1969  Ft. Steele added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1969  Menor's Ferry added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1969  Union Pass added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1969  Expedition Island, near Green River, added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1969  Names Hill near Green River added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1969  Ft. Fetterman added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1991  Wyoming Mercantile in Aladdin added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1995  SSN-773, USS Cheyenne, a Los Angeles class submarine, launched. 


2013  Historian David McCullough speaks at the University of Wyoming on "Leadership and the History You Don’t Know."

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