1860 Gold discovered at what would become Leadville. . . an event which would cause my great grandfather to move from Ohio to Leadville.
1861 Amos Walker Barber born in Doylestown Pennsylvania. He was Wyoming's second governor, and was the controversial governor during the Johnson County War who seems to have been informed that the invasion was to occur. He served a single term.
1872 William F. Cody preforms the act that wins him the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Citation is as follows:
CODY, WILLIAM F. Rank: Civilian Scout. Born: Scott County, Iowa. Organization: 3rd Cavalry U.S. Army. Action date: 26 April 1872. Place: Platte River, Nebraska. Citation: Gallantry in action.This medal was withdrawn, with 900 others, as unwarranted in 1916, but restored in June 1989.
1886 The University of Wyoming's Trustees meet for the first time. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1916 Casper Daily Press for April 26, 1916
1917 The Cheyenne State Leader for April 26, 1917: 30,000 Acres "Offered" on the Reservation
The story, of course, to which I refer is the one noting that 30,000 acres were being opened up on the Reservation.
Things like this happened all the time, and into the mid 20th Century, but the problems this has created have been endless. It's shocking to read about now, but at the time, wasn't thought of as a problem by most.
1921 First weather news broadcast. Aired by WEW in St. Louis.
1927 Albany County's Sheriff shot by a car thief. Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.
1938 The Como Bluff Dinosaurium was run in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Attribution: On This Day.
1944. Wyoming's legislature votes to allow deployed soldiers vote absentee in Wyoming's elections.