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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.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9

1868  Union Pacific completed tracks to Laramie.

1886  The legislature approved the creation of a mental hospital in Evanston.

1887   Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

1892  USS Wyoming sold.

1911   Susan Wissler elected Mayor of Dayton, the first woman to be elected as a mayor in Wyoming.  She lived a long, but hard, life, having come to Wyoming with her husband and children in 1900.  Her husband died in 1906 and she did not remarry. She was a millner by trade, but employed in Dayton as a school teacher.  In her later years she was in constant ill health, but she lived to age 85.  She served as mayor for two years.

1916  President Woodrow Wilson mobilizes the National Guard of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to patrol their borders with Mexico.

1945  Ratification in Berlin-Karlshorst of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France.  Marshal Georgy Zhukov sings for the Soviet Union, Sir Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal and Eisenhower’s deputy for SHEAF, Colonel-General Hans-J├╝rgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.  The Channel Islands are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.  U.S. officials announced that the midnight entertainment curfew was being lifted immediately.  Herman Goering taken prisoner by the U.S. Seventh Army in Bavaria. Karl Frank, the Nazi administrator in Czechoslovakia surrendered to the U. S. army near Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.

1950  President Truman spoke at the dedication of Kortes Dam.

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