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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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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1

 Depression era WPA poster.

1800         Spain cedes Louisiana to France in return for Tuscany. Spain retained, however the right of first refusal on the territory.

1886  242 town lots were sold in Douglas.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile to the market at $825 a piece.  The start of the revolution of rural transportation had begun.

1901  Casper businessman Louis T. Holscher born in Dyersville, Iowa.  Holscher was from a large German American family in Dyersville that had been in commercial activities in that state since the family had immigrated from Westphalia in the 1840s.  Leaving home, with his parents permission, at age 13 he traveled to San Francisco, where he worked for awhile for the Cunard ship line as an office boy.  Making his way back west to Colorado, he went to work for the Swift Meat Packing company where he worked for many years, both in Denver and in Scottsbluff, rising to the managerial level.  In the early 1940s he purchased a meat packing plant in Casper which he operated, together with a creamery, until is death in the late 1940s.

1916   Sunday State Leader for October 1, 1916: Guard arrives at border and placed under command of a Regular

The news broke that the Wyoming National Guard made it to the border; Deming New Mexico to be exact.

And UW went down to defeat against the Colorado Aggies in football.

Wilson apparently warned that voting in the GOP risked war, an ironic statement, given what we knew would happen in a few short monts.
Europe, 1916

From the October 1916 edition of The Masses.

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