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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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Sunday, September 8, 2013

September 8

1829  George Crook was born on a farm near Taylorsville Ohio. The career Army officer was notably successful during the Indian Wars.  Crook County is named after him.

1833   Eliza Stewart Boyd born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.. She became the first woman in the US to be selected to serve on a jury, with that jury being a Grand Jury.in Laramie in 1870.  She was a recently married teacher teacher at the time.  She was nominated to Territorial Legislature in 1873 and was probably the first woman in the US to hold that distinction.

She was also an organizer of the Wyoming Literary and Library Association.  She became a charter member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in 1883.  She was a Wyoming delegate to the Prohibition Party national convention in 1888.

1851  Negotiations that would lead to the Horse Creek Treaty of 1851 between Plains Indians and the US begin on Horse Creek, 30 miles east of Fort Laramie.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1867  Army post located on Crow Creek near Cheyenne named Ft. D. A. Russell.

1900  USS Wyoming, BM-10, launched.

1943  The first woman lookout was assigned in the Medicine Bow National Forest.  Perhaps it is coincidence, but this event occurred during World War Two when women were occupying many traditional male occupations due to labor shortages.   Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1978  Yellowstone National Park designated a United Nations World Heritage Site.  Attribution:  On This Day.

2015  In a controversial move, the Casper City Counsel reinstated a tavern and restaurant smoking ban following the decision of the Wyoming Supreme Court that signatures on an earlier referendum petition had been, in some cases, improperly discarded from counting.  The vote was not unanimous and it certainly set the stage for further debate.

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