1806 John Colter honorably discharged from the U.S. Army two months early in order to allow him to depart the Corps of Discovery and lead two trappers back up the Upper Missouri.
1868 Alonzo M. Clark, Wyoming's Governor from 1931 to 1933, born in Flint, Indiana. He was a teacher by profession and was Secretary of State at the time of Frank Emerson's death, which caused him to assuem the role of Governor. Attribution: On This Day.
1869 First Republican Party Convention in the state held at Point of Rocks. First Democratic Party Convention held at Rawlins. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1896 The Wild Bunch rob a bank in Montpelier Idaho, the first crime attributed to them.
1898 Colorado and Wyoming volunteer infantry raise the US flag for the first time over Manila. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1916: Cheyenne Sunday Leader, August 13,1916: Deutschland Sunk?, Guard to the border, Wyoming Guard sure it will go.
Lots of sobering news in this Sunday edition of the Leader. Guard to deploy, French and Russian gains in Europe, and the Deutschland reported potentially sunk. She wasn't and would survive the war.
The weather was going to be partly cloudy with a chance of rain, much like our weather today, a century later.
All Guardsmen were ordered deployed to the border, and the situation with Mexico appeared to be getting a bit more tense again.
Meanwhile, the Russians and French were reported gaining in the war in Europe, and a front page cartoon worried that Japan was taking US trade while the US focused on war production for Europe.
As we'll see with the two following posts, the Basin Republican was one of the local papers that must not have subscribed to a wire service, and therefore published almost all local news. It did, however, in this election year run an add directed at Woodrow Wilson, captioned "Great Scott Woodrow! I've been Up in the Air Almost Four Years!"
1927 Tim McCoy began filming the movie "Wyoming". He moved to Wyoming after college, and was briefly the AG of the Wyoming National Guard. Attribution: On This Day.